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Duration 3h 4m
Distance 184.5 miles
Average price £90
Frequency 19/day

Trip overview

The average train between Birmingham and Canterbury East takes 3h 4m and the fastest train takes 2h 30m. There is a train service every few hours from Birmingham 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. Birmingham New Street
  2. St Pancras International
  3. Canterbury East
3h 50m
Bookable on Rome2rio
£65 - £206

Birmingham to Canterbury East train times

Trains run hourly between Birmingham and Canterbury East. The earliest departure is at 06:30 in the morning, and the last departure from Birmingham is at 23:10 which arrives into Canterbury East at 08:06. All services require a transfer at London Euston and take an average of 3h 4m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Birmingham to Canterbury East. However, there are services departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at Canterbury West via St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 50m.

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The distance between Birmingham and Canterbury East is 153 miles. The road distance is 184.5 miles.

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Birmingham to Canterbury East train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Birmingham New Street station.

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

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There are 901+ hotels available in Canterbury East. Prices start at £75 per night.

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