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Duration 1h 37m
Distance 81.4 miles
Average price £60
Frequency 19/day

Trip overview

The average train between Essex and Canterbury takes 1h 37m and the fastest train takes 1h 24m. There is a train service every few hours from Essex to Canterbury. 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. Witham (Essex)
  2. Stratford International
  3. Canterbury
2h 15m
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£45 - £77

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No, there is no direct train from Essex to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Witham (Essex) and arriving at Canterbury West via Stratford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 15m.

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The distance between Essex and Canterbury is 44 miles. The road distance is 81.4 miles.

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Essex to Canterbury train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Witham (Essex) station.

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

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There are 292+ hotels available in Canterbury. Prices start at £75 per night.

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