Location/Map

King’s Rochester is easily accessible from Kent and the South East and 30 minutes by train from central London. The School has a beautiful location in the heart of Rochester.

By Train

Approximate Journey Times from international terminals
 
  • Ebbsfleet International 17 mins
  • Gatwick Airport 50 mins
  • Heathrow Airport 90 mins
 
Rochester Station is located on Corporation Street, less than 10 minute walk from the School or a short taxi ride (approximately £4). It is well connected to London and international terminals as follows:
 
  • London St Pancras International - 38 mins
  • London Victoria - 45 mins
  • Bromley South - 28 mins
  • Ebbsfleet International - 18 mins
  • Gatwick Airport (via London Victoria) - 90 mins
  • Heathrow Airport (via London Victoria and tube or Heathrow Express) - 1h 45mins
 

By Road

From Heathrow

Via the M4/M25/M20 motorways and A229 to Rochester. Journey time is approximately 90 minutes.

From Gatwick

Via the M23/M25/M20 motorways and A229 to Rochester. Journey time approximately is 55 minutes.

From the Channel Tunnel

Via the M20 and A229 to Rochester. Journey time approximately is 40 minutes.

From Channel Ports

Dover via A2/M2/A229 to Rochester. Journey time approximately 50 minutes.

Folkestone via M20/A229 to Rochester. Journey time approximately 60 minutes.

From London

Follow the A2 until you reach the junction with the M2. Do NOT follow the M2, but take the left-hand fork into Rochester and Strood. Keep in the middle lane over Rochester Bridge. Straight on at traffic lights at the end of the bridge. First right across the dual carriageway (signposted Castle and Cathedral). Continue across the High Street and follow the road between the Castle and Cathedral. Satis House will be on your right at the top of Boley Hill, or follow the road to your left for Main School Yard.  Please note that on Saturdays the High Street is closed to traffic on Saturdays. On this day, stay in the right hand lane on bridge and take the first right onto the Esplanade. Take the immediate first left onto Castle Hill and turn right at the bottom of the hill. Satis House will be on your right at the top of Boley Hill, or follow the road to your left for Main School Yard. 

From the North

Join the A2 signposted Canterbury. Follow the A2 until you reach the junction with the M2. DO NOT follow the M2, but take the left-hand fork into Rochester and Strood. Keep in the middle lane over Rochester Bridge. Straight on at traffic lights at the end of the bridge. First right across the dual carriageway (signposted Castle and Cathedral). Continue across the High Street and drive up Boley Hill between the Castle and Cathedral. 

Take the first left onto Castle Hill and when arrive opposite the Cathedral turn right up Boley Hill and continue with previous directions.

At the top of Boley Hill, at the junction with St Margaret’s Street, turn right and continue straight ahead, through the white pillars, into the precinct of houses. Satis House is on your left with parking opposite.

Please note that on Saturdays the High Street is closed to traffic. On this day, stay in the right hand lane on bridge and take the first right onto the Esplanade. 

From the West
If travelling on the M20, leave at Junction 6 (Chatham A229). At the roundabout take the left-hand lane (signs for Chatham) and travel up Blue Bell Hill, keeping in the left hand lane. Take the second exit off the roundabout and go down the hill. Turn left at the lights – signposted Borstal (B2097). About three miles from the start of the B2097, some almshouses appear on the left, and about half a mile further on the road takes a sharp right-hand turn marked "All through traffic". At this point turn left into Vines Lane. Turn right at the T-junction at the end of Vines Lane into St Margaret's Street. Take the next right into The Precinct and Main School Yard or continue past The Precinct along St Margaret’s Street and take the next left (where the road forks and turns sharply right) for Satis House.

From the East

Exit M2 at Junction 3 (A229 Blue Bell Hill) towards Chatham and Rochester. At the next roundabout follow signs for Borstal (B2097). About three miles from the start of the B2097, some almshouses appear on the left and about half a mile further on the road takes a sharp right-hand turn marked “All through traffic”. At this point turn left into Vines Lane. Turn right at the T-junction at the end of Vines Lane into St Margaret’s Street. At the junction with Boley Hill on the bend, turn left onto Boley Hill and continue straight ahead, through the white pillars, into the precinct of houses. Satis House is on your left with parking opposite.