To catch the bus from Gatwick, take the Fastway Bus No. 20, then change at Three Bridges for the 291 Metrobus.
Details of Tunbridge Wells’ bus services and bus timetables can be found on the Traveline website. Bus service number 281 links High Brooms (the north of town) in Royal Tunbridge Wells with The Pantiles.
The stop at the top you are likely to use is Tunbridge Wells Grosvenor Road which is in the Fiveways pedestrianised area outside of the shopping mall Royal Victoria Place. The route goes via the Railway Station as well. Get off at Chapel Place or The Pantiles for the nicest areas to visit. From 10am to approximately 5pm this Arriva bus runs every 10-15 minutes, up and down the hill. During the weekend, you can alternatively get a bus from Royal Victoria Place shopping centre or the War Memorial down to The Pantiles.
There are a number of buses that serve the rural villages outside Tunbridge Wells, allowing you access to the countryside. For instance, you can get the number 6/6A bus from Tunbridge Wells to Matfield and on to The Hop Farm at Paddock Wood.
The 297 bus takes you on a grand tour of the Weald (an area of outstanding natural beauty) through Rolvenden, Benenden, Cranbrook, Goudhurst, Horsmonden, Brenchley, Matfield and Pembury. Buses go to many of the main local attractions, as well locations outside Tunbridge Wells, such as Brighton, Tenterden, and East Sussex.
Please note that bus services on Sundays and in the evenings are limited.