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Duration 1h 54m
Distance 71.3 miles
Average price £55
Frequency 21/day

Trip overview

The average train between Southend-on-Sea and Canterbury East takes 1h 54m and the fastest train takes 1h 38m. There is a train service every few hours from Southend-on-Sea 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. Southend Victoria
  2. Stratford International
  3. Canterbury East
2h 46m
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£46 - £79

Southend-on-Sea to Canterbury East train times

Trains run hourly between Southend-on-Sea and Canterbury East. The earliest departure is at 06:00 in the morning, and the last departure from Southend-on-Sea is at 22:00 which arrives into Canterbury East at 00:06. All services require a transfer at Stratford (London) and take an average of 1h 54m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Southend-on-Sea to Canterbury East. However, there are services departing from Southend Victoria and arriving at Canterbury West via Stratford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 46m.

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The distance between Southend-on-Sea and Canterbury East is 24 miles. The road distance is 71.3 miles.

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Southend-on-Sea to Canterbury East train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Southend Victoria station.

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Southend-on-Sea to Canterbury East train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Canterbury West station.

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There are 481+ hotels available in Canterbury East. Prices start at £75 per night.

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