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Kew Gardens ⇄ Richmond Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Kew Gardens to Richmond is in fare zones 3&4 and it’s a direct train on the District tube line

  1. From Kew Gardens take the District Line
  2. Leave the train at Richmond

Number of tube stops: 1 · Journey time: Approx 3 mins

Stations on the route: Kew Gardens ➜ Richmond

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the District line

Tube times for the District line

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Kew Gardens station has step-free access from the street to the platform (but there may be a step up or gap to the train)

Richmond station has step-free access from the street to the platform (but there may be a step up or gap to the train)

Kew Gardens station entrance – There is level access between the Station Avenue entrance and the eastbound platform, and the North Road entrance and the westbound platform, but there are three flights of stairs between the Station Avenue entrance and the westbound platform (2x11 steps down +15 steps up), and three flights of stairs between the North Road entrance and the eastbound platform (15 steps down +2x11 steps up)

Richmond station exit – There’s a lift from the platforms to the booking hall, or two flights of stairs (9 steps up +15 steps up from the District line and National Rail eastbound platforms, and 2x12 steps up from the National Rail westbound platform). After that you must use two flights of stairs between the booking hall and the Church Street/car park exit (15 steps down +9 steps down), but it’s level to the Kew Road exit

The journey from Richmond to Kew Gardens is in fare zones 3&4 and it’s a direct train on the District tube line

  1. From Richmond take the District Line
  2. Leave the train at Kew Gardens

Number of tube stops: 1 · Journey time: Approx 5 mins

Stations on the route: Richmond ➜ Kew Gardens

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the District line

Tube times for the District line

Alternative routes include Richmond to Kew Gardens

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Richmond underground station has step-free access from the street to the platform (but there may be a step up or gap to the train)

Kew Gardens station has step-free access from the street to the platform (but there may be a step up or gap to the train)

Richmond station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs between the Church Street/car park entrance and the booking hall (9 steps up +15 steps up), but it’s level from the Kew Road entrance. After that you need to use a lift to the platforms, or two flights of stairs (15 steps down +9 steps down to the District line and National Rail eastbound platforms, and 2x12 steps down to the National Rail westbound platform)

Kew Gardens station exit – There is level access between the eastbound platform and the Station Avenue exit, and the westbound platform and the North Road exit, but there are three flights of stairs between the westbound platform and the Station Avenue exit (15 steps down +2x11 steps up), and three flights of stairs between the eastbound platform and the North Road exit (2x11 steps down +15 steps up)

Tube fare between Kew Gardens and Richmond

This tube journey is in Oyster zones 3-4. The cheapest fare is £1.90 off-peak (£2.10 peak) when you pay by Oyster or contactless. There’s no return fare, you just pay the same as two single tickets

Cost of tube fare from Kew Gardens ⇄ Richmond Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares
Fare zone Cash Oyster & Contactless cards
Single fare Single fare Daily cap
Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak
Zone 3-4 fare £6.70 £2.10 £1.90 £12.30 £12.30
Travelcard prices from Kew Gardens ⇄ Richmond Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares
Fare Zone Travelcards (Train, Bus & Tram)
One day travel­card Week travel­card Month travel­card
Anytime Off-peak
Zone 1-4 travelcard £15.90 n/a £61.40 £235.80
Zone 1-6 travelcard £22.60 £15.90 £78 £299
Zone 1-9 travelcard £28.50 £17 £111.30 £427.40
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Note: Tube journey prices are correct as of

Peak and off-peak journey times

For Oyster and contactless off-peak is outside the hours of 6.30 AM-9.30 AM and 4 PM-7 PM (Mon-Fri). For travelcards it’s any time after 9.30 AM (Mon-Fri). Weekends are always classed as off-peak. Note: Between the 8th March and 31st May 2024 TFL are running a trial called ‘Off-Peak Friday Fares’, where Fridays will be classed as off-peak all day.

The fare is based on what time your journey begins. It doesn’t matter what time your journey ends.

Other ways to make this journey

Travel on foot – 1¼ miles would take you about 23-25 minutes to walk

Travel by bus – Single fare: £1.75 (you may need more than one bus); Daily cap: £5.25; Weekly cap: £24.70; 1-day travelcard: £6; Weekly travelcard: £24.70 – Adult bus tickets 2024 · Pensioner bus tickets 2024 · Children’s bus tickets 2024

Travel by taxi – A 1¼ mile journey between Richmond underground station and Kew Gardens in a black taxi should cost approximately £7 to £12 and take 7-15 mins