Location & Key Facts

Ashford’s excellent transport links play a major part in the town’s success.

By high speed train Ashford is just 38 minutes from London and less than two hours from Paris by Eurostar, with easy access to the rest of Europe by road and rail.

Its central location on the M20 corridor provides fast access for businesses needing to get their products distributed quickly to market, whether that’s in Kent, the UK or across the English Channel.

London’s two main airports are within easy reach. Gatwick is just over an hour away with Heathrow only a further 30 minutes around the M25.

Closer by is London Ashford Airport at Lydd, which is undergoing a multi-million pound development.

Junction 10a of the M20 is also expanding with a £104m project paving the way for access to a new business park, warehouses and unlocking potential for future growth.

Ashford is in pole position for businesses looking to tap into international and regional markets.

It’s London without the cost, the congestion, the hassle. For the best connections; Ashford is the fastest growing town between London and Continental Europe.

To find out more contact the Economic Development team.

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