Getting here

County Square is located in the heart of Ashford's town centre,  just a stone's throw from Ashford's busy international rail station. There and several bus links and an underground NCP car park plus alternative parking nearby.


By car:

Ashford is just off of the M20 motorway, 10 minutes from the Channel Tunnel, 38 miles from the M25 and just an hour from London. If you're coming from within Kent we're just 23 minutes from Folkestone, 35 minutes from Canterbury and under an hour from Tunbridge Wells.



If you are planning to park in the NCP car park at County Square, the sat nav, postcode to use is TN23 1YD.

The NCP car park has spaces for more than 600 cars.

Please make a note of the level you have parked in;
yellow: level 01, red: level 00, blue: level -01, green: level -02.

Below are the opening times and costs for the NCP car park at County Square and also information on the nearby Elwick Place car park just 50 yards away. There is also a web link to information regarding other Ashford Borough Council car parks with location map.

NCP Opening Times

Monday 07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 19:00
Thursday 07:00 - 21:00
Friday 07:00 - 19:00
Saturday 07:00 - 19:00
Sunday 09:00 - 18:00

NCP Parking Charges

1 hour £2.50
2 hours £3.00
3 hours £4.00
4 hours £5.00
4 to 6 hours £8.00
6 to 24 hours £10.00
Season tickets from  £4.20 per day


Links to convenient alternative parking locations in Ashford town centre

Elwick Place Parking Charges

Between 9am and 4pm Stepped charges- 

Minimum payment £2.20 (two hours)

Up to 2 hours £2.20
Up to 3 hours £3.30
Up to 4 hours £4.40
Up to 5 hours £5.50
More than 5 hours £11.00

Parking charges in Elwick Place will no longer be chargeable at all times.

They will be levied between the hours of 09.00 and 1500 on all days - so parking is free after 3pm and before 9am the following day as from 25th October 2019

Ticket machines here do accept cards- you can pay by cash, cards or use the cashless service, Parkmobile


By bus:

Several local services, and many from further across Kent, serve Ashford town centre. The centre is surrounded by four bus stops, which serve Elwick Road and Bank Street. Many services are run by Stagecoach. For more details and timetables visit


By train:

County Square is less than a mile from Ashford International rail station. Local rail services, the majority run by Southeastern, connect Ashford to London and the surrounding area, including Maidstone, Ebbsfleet, Sevenoaks and the stunning Kent coastline. For more details about timetables and services visit 

Ashford International is also a major stop for Eurostar, making the town accessible from most major European cities.

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