Location and Key Facts
Where is Ashford?
Stick a pin in the middle of a map of Kent, and you’ll find Ashford.
It’s everything you want from an urban area, yet provides the very best of town and country. Step out of Ashford and you will find the idyllic Kent countryside, market towns like Tenterden, award-winning vineyards and heritage houses and railways.
Undoubtedly, Ashford’s first class national and international transport links play a major part in the town’s success.
Southeastern’s Ashford to London service from Ashford International train station is just 38 minutes by high speed rail.
And it is the only town that the Eurostar* train stops at on the route from London to Paris, taking passengers to the Continent for business or leisure in less than two hours. Direct high-speed services also connect passengers to Lille in under an hour and Brussels in 1 hour 37 minutes.
Ashford’s Kent location on the M20 corridor provides fast access to the rest of the county, the UK or across the English Channel by road, and junction 10a is expanding with a £104m project unlocking potential for further growth.
London’s two main airports are within easy reach. By car, Gatwick is an hour away with Heathrow only a further 30 minutes around the M25. Closer still is London Ashford Airport at Lydd, which is due to undergo a multi-million pound redevelopment.
When looking Ashford, location is everything, making it the smart move for your home or business. However you choose to travel, business leaders on tight schedules can get where they need to be quickly and conveniently.
Ashford key facts
Voted Kent’s number one business location
38 minutes from London
Easy access to mainland Europe
Paris less than 2 hours by Eurostar*
Two motorway junctions onto M20, and new junction 10a opening at the end of 2019
Average house price in Ashford £288,00 compared to £318,700 elsewhere in south east
Second fastest growing population in Kent, increasing by +22.2% in past 15 years
*Please note Eurostar has announced a temporary suspension of services Ashford due to Covid-19 until 2022.