Ashford - Airport availability
Not close, but a good train service makes it easyEasy access to Air Travel is not as it should be around Ashford.
Various attempts have been made to operate passenger services from Manston, or Kent International Airport as it's now known, (just this side of Ramsgate), but have failed due mainly to it's position.
At present it is used frequently for Freight services and it is hoped that a new Operator may come along shortly.
Lydd Airport / London Ashford,
subject to agreements etc., has huge expansion plans.
Situated in the Romney Marshes between Lydd and Dungeness, it is at present used mainly for private planes and the hire of them.
There are passenger flights available to La Touguet in France .
The closest major Air Terminal is
with it's huge variety of destinations.
A car trip from Ashford is 62 miles, but being completely by Motorway, the journey time is approx one hour.
Basically, it's M20, M26, M25 and turning off at Junction 7 onto the M23.
For those with Satellite Navigation, the postcode for South Terminal is RH6 0RN and North Terminal
You can also get to Gatwick Airport quite easily by train
From Ashford International take a London Charing Cross train to Tonbridge and change for a direct route to the Airport.
The journey time is approx 1hr 30min. The advantage of this is that the Airport Station is literally in the Airport, so carting around luggage from Car Parks etc. is avoided!
Use the National Rail Enquiry timetable for more detailed information on times.
There are many Taxi services in the Ashford area who do this trip quite often.