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Duration 2h
Distance 56.6 miles
Average price £32
Frequency 19/day

Trip overview

The average train between Barking and Canterbury East takes 2h and the fastest train takes 1h 38m. There is a train service every few hours from Barking to Canterbury East. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Plumstead
  2. Gillingham (Kent)
  3. Canterbury East
2h 21m
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£24 - £40

Barking to Canterbury East train times

Trains run hourly between Barking and Canterbury East. The earliest departure is at 06:43 in the morning, and the last departure from Barking is at 23:43 which arrives into Canterbury East at 08:53. All services require a transfer at Gillingham (Kent) and take an average of 2h. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Barking to Canterbury East. However, there are services departing from Plumstead and arriving at Canterbury East via Gillingham (Kent). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 21m.

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The distance between Barking and Canterbury East is 47 miles. The road distance is 56.6 miles.

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Barking to Canterbury East train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Plumstead station.

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Barking to Canterbury East train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Canterbury East station.

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