Ashford International Station (AFK) is in the town of Ashford in Kent – under 40 minutes on the train from London St. Pancras.
It has direct links to Paris, Lille and Brussels on the Eurostar, from which you can link to stations near ski resorts.
Driving to Ashford International:
Ashford International's postcode for Sat Navs: TN24 0PS
Driving from the west / London: Leave the M20 at junction 9 for the A20 towards Ashford/Faversham. At the Maidstone Roundabout, take the second exit onto the A292 and follow signs for the station.
Driving from the east: Exit the M20 at junction 10 for the A292 towards Ashford/Hastings. At the roundabout, take the first exit for the A2070 and follow signposts for the station.
Parking at Ashford International:
There are 1,500 parking spaces, which can be pre-booked in advance. The car parks are within a 5 minute walk of the station.
Weekly season tickets can be purchased for the multi storey car park, costing around £41 last time we checked. The same goes for Car Park D, where season tickets for a week cost around £23.
Ashford International Buses:
Stagecoach Bus A: Singleton, South Ashford, Ashford International, Stanhope.
Stagecoach Bus C: Willesborough, Ashford International, Ashford, Bockhanger, Kennington.
Stagecoach Bus G: Godlington Park, Ashford, Ashford International, South Willesborough, Orbital Business Park.
Stagecoach Bus H: Kennington, Bockhanger, Ashford International, Ashford, Willesborough, Kennington
Bus 10: Ashford, Ashford International, Willesborough, Sellingde, Port Lympne, Hythe, Sandgate, Folkestone.
Bus 123: Ashford, Ashford International, Egerton, Smarden, Biddenden.
Bus B2: Ashford, Ashford International, South Ashford, Park Farm.
Bus 2A: Ashford, South Ashford, Kingsnorth, Woodchurch, Tenterden.
Trains to/from Ashford International:
Southeastern have high speed trains to London St. Pancras, Charing Cross, Victoria, Brighton, Dover Priory, Ramsgate and others.
For standard speed services, use Ashford Domestic station which is right next door (connected by a subway) and has trains to stations such as Canterbury, Sandwich, Margate, London Victoria.
Coaches to/from Ashford International:
National Express run coaches to Ashford Park Street. The international train station is just over a 10 minute walk away, a 5 minute taxi drive or 10 minute bus journey via the A service (towards Singleton) from Bank Street.
Taxis to/from Ashford International:
There's a taxi pick-up and drop-off point outside the main entrance to the International station. The taxi rank is outside the main entrance to the Domestic station.
Ashford International facilities:
Food and Drink:
Caffe Tazza D'Orro has hot and cold food and drink.
You'll find an International Currency Exchange on the main concourse. The main shops in Ashford are within a short walk or bus journey.
Wi-Fi access cost around £3 for half an hour and £4.50 for an hour last time we checked.