Duration 1h 55m
Distance 81.4 miles
Average price £59
Frequency 13/day

Trip overview

The average train between Essex and Canterbury takes 1h 55m and the fastest train takes 1h 31m. 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. White Notley
  2. Stratford International
  3. Canterbury
2h 22m
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£46 - £79

Essex to Canterbury train times

Trains run hourly between Essex and Canterbury. The earliest departure is at 19:33 in the evening, and the last departure from Essex is at 22:08 which arrives into Canterbury at 00:06. All services require a transfer at Stratford (London) and take an average of 1h 55m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Essex to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from White Notley and arriving at Canterbury West via Stratford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 22m.

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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 White Notley station.

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

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