As far as roads are concerned, Ashford was one of the towns in Kent to become a hub when the roads were turnpiked in the second half of the 18th century. Those roads later became the A20 road from London to the Channel ports; and the A28 which runs from Margate, through Canterbury onto Tenterden and Hastings. Junctions 9 and 10 on the M20 motorway serve the town. Additionally the A251 links the town with Faversham and the M2. The A2070 links the town with Romney Marsh and Rye.
Operation Stack on the M20, usually implemented in response to industrial action in Calais, used to bring Ashford to a halt several times each year until the new service station off of Junction 11 on the M20 was built..
The A292 Ashford Ring Road was created in the 1970s around the town centre in an attempt to relieve congestion along the previous main thoroughfare in the town centre, the narrow East Hill. The Ring Road has recently been converted to two-way traffic again, to minimise the "race track" feel and help bring the isolated town centre back into the rest of the area
LSER run direct high speed services from Ashford International to St Pancras International in Central London and destinations such as Faversham and Dover Priory in East Kent. Conventional speed services call at Ashford Domestic station and run to and from destinations in Sussex, Kent and London. For more information please visit the Southeastern website.