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Directions from London to Rye

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Rye is 20 minutes' train journey away from Ashford railway station, which connects to London St Pancras using the high speed link (38 minutes) - it is therefore possible to get from St Pancras to Rye in just over one hour!

Trains from London St Pancras Domestic (STP) to Ashford International (AFK) leave twice every hour - if you take the one that leaves every 42 minutes past the hour, it will arrive in Ashford in perfect time in step onto your onward train to Rye (from Platform 1, journey time 23 minutes).

Trains leave from Rye towards Ashford every 56 minutes past the hour - there is short wait in Ashford (20 minutes) then take the high speed train back to St Pancras (43 minutes past the hour, from Platform 5).

Please check current timetable and platform numbers at your time of travel.


1) From M25 (anticlockwise direction)

Take M25 (anticlockwise) to Junction 5, then M26 (signposted Maidstone) to M20. Leave M20 at Junction 10 and take A2070 signed to Lydd and Brenzett. Follow A2070 to Brookland roundabout (Total petrol station) junction, then take A259 (straight on) signed to Rye and Hastings. This road continues onto Rye, where we have a town map.

2) From M25 (clockwise direction)
Take Junction 3 onto the M20. Continue as per instructions to Rye as above (M25 anticlockwise)

3) From A2/M2
Take A2 out of London, leading onto M2. Leave M2 at Junction 3 and take A229 to join M20 at Junction 6. Continue down M20 leaving at Junction 10. Continue as per instructions to Rye as above (M25 anticlockwise).

4) From M25
Take Junction 5 off the M25 down the A21 (signposted Sevenoaks and Hastings). At Flimwell, turn left onto the A268 (signposted to Hawkhurst). This road continues onto Rye, where we have a town map

Car Parking
The George is situated in the centre of the citadel area of this medieval town and unfortunately there is no car park on site. There is parking in the High Street yet limited to an hour. We suggest dropping luggage off at our main entrance and then going on to park in the Cattle Market car park (off Rope Walk) which is a 3 minute walk from the hotel and is charged at £1.50 for 24 hours. For periods longer than 24 hours, please buy the relevant number of tickets at once and display all in the windscreen for the duration of the stay. Please note that this car park is unavailable overnight on Wednesday until 5 p.m. on Thursdays as the weekly market takes place - but other public car parks in the town still operate. Our reservations team will include a map and details of car parks in Rye with your confirmation email.