By Car

The Kent Event Centre at the Kent Showground is ideally suited for arrival by car. It is located on the A249 which is a busy dual carriageway.

From the M20 Motorway. Exit the motorway at junction 7 and follow signs to Sittingbourne and Sheerness A249. The Kent Showground is clearly marked and is approximately 2 miles from the junction.

From the M2 Motorway. Exit the motorway at junction 5, signposted Maidstone A249. The Kent Showground is approximately 5 miles from the junction.

The postcode is ME14 3JF. Please note that it is best to follow the signs as you near the Showground rather than a sat nav.

By Public Transport

For the Kent County Show only: By Bus – We will be working with Nu-Venture to offer a shuttle bus service from Maidstone.

Buses will leave Maidstone East Station (bus stop outside County Hall) on each day of the Show at 0900, 1000, 1100.

Buses will then call at Maidstone Town Centre, King Street bus stop opposite Boots at 0910, 1010, 1110.

Buses will return from the Kent Showground (Main Gate Car Park) to Maidstone East Station and Maidstone Town Centre at 1600, 1700 and 1800.

Flat fare for all passengers: £4 single, £5 day return (No discounts available).

All other events: By Bus – see Arriva’s website for details: 

By Rail – The nearest train station is Maidstone East. View the timetable below or for more rail enquiries telephone: 08457 48 49 50.

The Channel Tunnel is within a 40 minute drive (35 miles).  Ashford International is a 20 minute drive (20 miles).

By Air – Gatwick Airport is just 41 miles and a 45 minute drive away.

By Ferry – Dover is within a 45 minute drive and 38 miles away.

By Taxi – Streamline 01622 750000, Express Cabs 01622 69000, Sapphire Cabs 01622 663000, Angels Express 01622 201020 Driven by women for women

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