Darent Valley Hospital is located close to Bluewater shopping centre, the Fastrack bus service to Dartford and Gravesend, and 10 minutes from Ebbsfleet International.
Car parking spaces at Darent Valley Hospital are limited. To avoid waiting for a space to become available, we recommend that you consider visiting the hospital via public transport or taxi whenever possible. Drop off areas are available at the front of the hospital if someone is able to bring you in.
You may be able to get financial help from the hospital travel costs scheme if you are on a low income and meet certain eligibility criteria.
If you would like a map of how to locate Darent Valley Hospital please use a map below. If you would like to view internal and external maps of the hospital site then please click here.
Directions to Darent Valley Hospital
From the M25 northbound you must exit at junction 2 (Darenth Interchange) and follow the signs to Dartford, take the A225 (Princes Road) towards Gravesend (Bluewater/Bean). There is no exit from the M25 at junction 1b unless travelling southbound. Go straight over the roundabout onto B2200 (Watling Street) signposted Bluewater/Bean. At the next roundabout take the third exit onto Darenth Wood Road. On site car parking and disabled parking is available. You can plan the best route for you using the AA route planner.
The buses that stop in the hospital grounds are as follows:
Fastrack ‘B’, running from Temple Hill to Gravesend - for more details (including bus times) please see here.
422 from East Hill to Gravesend. For times click here (Thursdays only)
423, running from Swanley to New Ash Green, via Dartford; For information and bus times click here.
428, running from Erith to Bluewater, via Dartford; For times click here.
429, running from Swanley to Bluewater, via Joyden's Wood, Keyton Cross, Wilmington and Dartford (NB The 429 only stops at the hospital on Sundays. This service is operated by Go-Coach - see www.go-coach.co.uk)
433, running from New Ash Green to Bluewater; For information and bus times click here.
477, running from Orpington to Bluewater via Swanley and Dartford; For information and bus times, click here.
228, running from Tonbridge Station to Bluewater via Shipbourne, Ightham, Borough Green, Wrotham, West Kingsdown, Farningham, Sutton at Hone, and Darenth (N.B. The 228 only operates on Tuesdays in school term time. This service is operated by Red Route Buses Ltd – see www.redroutebuses.co.uk).
The majority of the buses are managed by Arriva For information please go to www.arrivabus.co.uk. Alternatively, go to www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk or call 0871 200 22 33.
The nearest train station is Dartford. All the buses services listed stop at either the station or Holmes Garden - just a short walk from the station. Taxis are available from Dartford Train Station and for return jouneys payphones in the hospital foyer have a button that links free to a local taxi firm. Greenhithe station is nearby and a Fastrack bus service is available. For further rail information contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit their website at http://www.nationalrail.co.uk.
By patient transport:
Patient transport is provided by Darent Valley Hospital, if it is your first appointment contact the Primary Care Transport Co-ordinator on 01322 428877. You will be asked a series of questions to assess your exact needs for transport.
Transport is provided on a strict medical need. Once you have had your first appointment, the consultant/receptionist will arrange any further transport required. Different transport options are: volunteer ambulance cars or ambulances that convey people on stretchers, chair or in their own wheelchair.
From the A2 Watling street, turn onto the A227 Wrotham Road. This will take you directly to Gravesend's one-way system, the hospital is on the left at the end. There is no car parking within the hospital but there is a public multi-storey car park opposite.
For all bus service information, please call traveline on 0870 6082608.
The nearest train station is Gravesend, the hospital is a two minute walk away.