Maidstone travel guide

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You're Going to Love Maidstone

With a population of 90,894, Maidstone is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

Where to Eat in Maidstone

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Dirty Habit (The Pilgrims Way) and The Black Horse Inn (Pilgrims Way Thurnham) are great picks.

When to visit Maidstone

Maidstone in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 112
1 night at 3-star hotel
Maidstone in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 112
1 night at 3-star hotel
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How to Get to Maidstone


Although Maidstone doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), which is located 50 km from Maidstone. London Heathrow Airport is the most popular, with regular flights from Aegean Airlines, American Airlines, Air Canada and other airlines departing from Canada. The shortest flight to Maidstone from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 10h 50m.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Maidstone, followed by Train. The train journey from Maidstone to Cambridge takes 0h 49m and costs around C$ 36 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Oxford, expect to pay about C$ 10 for a 1h 06m trip. Located 8 km from the city centre, Maidstone Hollingbourne is the busiest station in Maidstone. Another popular train station is Maidstone Wateringbury, located 7 km from the centre.


Another option to get to Maidstone is to pick up a car rental from London, which is about 51 km from Maidstone. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Europcar, among others, in London.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Maidstone, including National Express, FlixBus and Bus. From Cambridge, the bus ride to Maidstone takes 145 km and will cost you around C$ 7. From Bristol, the ticket costs about C$ 12 for a journey of 217 km. Maidstone’s bus station is located 7 km from the downtown.

Airports near Maidstone

Airlines serving Maidstone

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
Good (495 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (306 reviews)
United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
Good (2,035 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Where to stay in Maidstone

Average rates range from around C$ 333 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 172 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Maidstone

Most booked hotels in Maidstone

Delta Hotels by Marriott Tudor Park Country Club
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
C$ 155+
Village Hotel Maidstone
Good (7.4, Good reviews)
C$ 105+
Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel
Good (7.2, Good reviews)
C$ 108+
Days Inn Maidstone
Good (7, Good reviews)
C$ 81+
Grange Moor Hotel
Good (6.8, Good reviews)
C$ 103+
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Renting a car in Maidstone

Expect to pay C$ 2.46 per litre in Maidstone (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 29.42 and C$ 39.22. The most frequently booked car type in Maidstone is Compact (Ford Focus or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Renault Clio or similar) are, on average, 77% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.