Free Knole Shuttle bus service from Sevenoaks

Knole's Free Shuttle Bus

Please note that all shuttle bus services have been cancelled until the end of April while the house, cafe and car park are closed due to coronavirus. We will update this page when the situation changes.

We’re delighted to offer our visitors a FREE bus service between Sevenoaks Station and Knole, stopping along the way at the bus station and new Sevenoaks Town Centre car park. The Knole Shuttle bus service will run on school holiday Sundays, reducing the impact of Knole’s busiest days on local roads, decreasing the amount of vehicle emissions in the SSSI park and easing the pressure on Knole's car park.

As an added bonus, anyone presenting a Knole Shuttle bus ticket or train ticket on the day of issue will receive a 20% discount in Knole’s shop and bookshop (see terms and conditions below).

When does the free bus run?

The service will run:

  • Sunday 16 & 23 February (half term)
  • Sunday 5 & 12 April (Easter)
  • Sunday 10 May (Bank Holiday)
  • Sunday 24 & 31 May (half term)
  • Every Sunday from 26 July - 30 August (summer holidays)
  • Sunday 25 October & 1 November (half term)
  • Sunday 20 & 27 December (Christmas)

What times will the free bus run?

The service will run on a continuous half-hourly loop, starting at 11am and shuttling back and forth between the train station, Town Centre Bus Station/Sevenoaks Town Car Park and Knole. The last pick-up from Knole will be at 4.45pm.

Where will the bus stop?

The route starts at Sevenoaks Station, then travels onto Stop C at the Town Centre Bus Station in the High Street (next to Boots), before ending up at Knole. The new Sevenoaks Town car park is just behind the bus station, making it a convenient stop-off for drivers to park and ride. Knole’s car park gets very busy on Sundays and frequently has to close, making this shuttle route the best option to choose, as well as a fun, stress-free way to arrive.

When you arrive at Knole, you will be dropped off at the front of the house.

More information about the service

The bus is a Mercedes Sprinter 19-seater, with a ramp and space for one wheelchair plus some pushchair storage. The eye-catching purple and yellow livery of Go Coach is hard to miss, just look out for the ‘Knole Shuttle’ sign at the front.

The bus is FREE in support of sustainable transport and promoting car free visits to Knole.

Information about Sevenoaks Town Car Park

There are 480 parking spaces at Sevenoaks Town Car Park (Sat Nav postcode TN13 1LW), with 19 Blue Badge bays, 8 electric vehicle charging points, motorcycle parking and cycle storage. To get to the shuttle bus from the car park, you just need exit at level 2 and turn right towards the town centre. From there you will see the bus station and Boots, just behind the smaller Buckhurst 1 car park. Sevenoaks Town car park is FREE on Sundays for all.

As part of a fun, active day out, Knole is only a 15 minute walk from the car park along a dappled woodland path. When you exit at level 2, you will see a brown sign pointing to Knole to the left. Follow the path until you reach a fork – the right-hand path is a direct route down to The Gallops (a stunning scenic area of Knole’s parkland), or you can reach the same destination by taking the left fork by the children’s playground.

Support car-free journeys

To avoid queuing in your car on busy days we’d recommend using local transport links that take the stress out of driving. Sevenoaks train station is a mile from the entrance and there is a bus stop with regular buses to and from Sevenoaks School, located near the entrance gates - look out for the no.8 bus which travels the same route as our shuttle bus throughout the week. Visit our page on the Good Journey website, which will help you plan a car-free route.

Terms and conditions

20% offer excludes Moorcroft, rare books and gift cards. May not be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount. Offer only valid on presentation of tickets issued on the same day of purchase.