Travel

The Original Hampton Court Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 18th February, 08:30 am. It is important that you plan your journey in advance of the race to  ensure you arrive in time for the start. Most of you will have received a race number in advance and we recommend that you travel in running gear with the number already pinned to the front of your running top. You will be able to drop a bag with any additional kit that you don’t need to our Baggage marquee, so that you can be ready to run fairly promptly on arrival.

As the race is a wave start, if you are delayed and arrive late, you will be able to start in a later wave up to 08:50am.

Please see below various options for travel.

CAR  BY CAR

For 2018 we are reintroducing our Park and Ride Scheme, please use this service if you are planning to travel by car. See all details on our dedicated Park & Ride page here

FOOTBY FOOT

Local runners are advised to jog to the start and drop kit at the baggage drop.

Bicycle-SymbolBY BIKE

Local runners/keen cyclists are advised to come by bike. We will set up a secure area for bikes, with plenty of bike racks near to Giggs Hill Green.

Train-Icon BY TRAIN

The nearest train station to Giggs Hill Green is Thames Ditton. We have organised with SW trains that the two early trains (below) to travelling to Thames Ditton from Waterloo on the day of the race, will have extra carriages on them to accommodate runners.

  • Waterloo to Thames Ditton Station

Thames Ditton station is 0.5 miles from the race Start at Giggs Hill Green, which is approx a 10 minute walk. There are two morning trains which will ensure you arrive on time.

06:57 London Waterloo   -> Thames Ditton 07:30
07:27 London Waterloo   -> Thames Ditton 08:00

  • Waterloo to Esher Station

Esher Station is 1.3 miles from the race Start at Giggs Gill Green, which is approx a 25 minute walk.

07:10 London Waterloo  -> Esher Station 07:39
07:40 London Waterloo  -> Esher Station 08:09

The 7:40 train from Waterloo is tight on time, but may be okay if you are planning to jog to the start from Esher station.


  • Waterloo to Surbiton Station

Surbiton Station is 1.5 miles from the race Start at Giggs Gill Green, which is approx a 30 minute walk.

07:10 London Waterloo  -> Surbiton station 07:34
07:27 London Waterloo  -> Surbiton station 07:55

The 7:27 train from Waterloo is tight on time, but may be okay if you are planning to jog to the start from Surbiton station.

Bus_stop_symbol.svg BY BUS

There are various bus routes running on Sunday mornings, see below, or for more options check out London Bus Routes here.

Tip: If you have a smartphone, a good bus route app is: Bus Times

  • Richmond to Hampton Court

Hampton Court is 1.4 miles from the race start at Giggs Hill Green, which is approx a 29 minute walk.

R78 Bus

06:48 Richmond Station  -> Hampton Court station 07:15
07:08 Richmond Station  -> Hampton Court station 07:35

  • Kingston to Thames Ditton

K3 bus runs from Kingston Eden Street to Mayfield Close, Thames Ditton. There are two buses available on race day, but please note that the capacity of each bus is only 65 and they may be full. Mayfield Close bus stop in Thames Ditton is only half a mile or approximately 10 minutes walk to the Start.

06.54 Eden Street,  Kingston  -> Mayfield Close 07.04
07.54 Eden Street,  Kingston  -> Mayfield Close 08.04

  • Surbiton to Thames Ditton

K3 Bus from Surbiton Station to Mayfield Close, Thames Ditton. The Mayfield close bus stop is a 10 minute walk from Giggs Hill Green.

06:59 Surbiton Station  -> Mayfield Close 07:04
07:59 Surbiton Station  -> Mayfield Close 08:04