One of Kent's most attractive towns, Maidstone is filled with historical attractions like Leeds Castle and also offers great outdoor activities like karting at Buckmore Park. Not only that, but the town is an excellent base for exploring nearby attractions like Canterbury, and is a short train journey from London as well.
Maidstone is only 64 kilometres from London, so it is accessible from all of the major London airports. However, the easiest way to travel to Maidstone is by catching a flight to nearby Gatwick Airport, a few kilometres west of the city. Gatwick is a major international airport, servicing flights from British Airways, Virgin and Aer Lingus amongst others, so there should be a convenient journey for you.
Maidstone is fortunate to have three railway stations, Maidstone East, Maidstone West and Maidstone Barracks. These stations are connected to the Medway Valley Line, which runs into London Bridge station and the Maidstone East line, which runs into London Victoria and the Eurostar station at Ashford International. This means that travel to Maidstone from Europe is simple. For those heading to the town centre, the best station to alight at is Maidstone East.
It's easy to travel to Maidstone by bus. The town has a centrally located National Express coach stop, which is on the 21 coach route between London and Dover. This takes about 90 minutes to travel from London Victoria Coach Station to Maidstone. There are also regional buses operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, which connect Maidstone to Canterbury, Rochester and Tunbridge Wells.