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There are 4 ways to get from Bedford to Kent by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 14m

  1. Take the train from Bedford to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Ashford International

$59 - $86

Cheapest option

Line 81 bus, bus, train  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the line 81 bus from Bedford, St Paul's Square to Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre 81
  2. Take the bus from Luton Station Interchange to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station 757 / ...
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to Lenham

$47 - $58

2 alternative options

Train Thameslink  •  3h 15m

  1. Take the train from Bedford to City Thameslink
  2. Take the train from Bromley South to Lenham

$50 - $73

Drive  •  1h 53m

  1. Drive from Bedford to Kent 108.7 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Bedford to Kent is to drive which costs £17 - £26 and takes 1h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Bedford to Kent is to drive which costs £17 - £26 and takes 1h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bedford to Kent. However, there are services departing from Bedford and arriving at Lenham via St Pancras International and Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 14m.

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The distance between Bedford and Kent is 80 miles. The road distance is 108.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Bedford to Kent without a car is to train which takes 2h 14m and costs £45 - £70.

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It takes approximately 2h 14m to get from Bedford to Kent, including transfers.

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Bedford to Kent train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, depart from Bedford station.

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Bedford to Kent train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Ashford International station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bedford to Kent is 109 miles. It takes approximately 1h 53m to drive from Bedford to Kent.

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  • Distance: 79.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 14m

What companies run services between Bedford, England and Kent, England?

You can take a train from Bedford to Kent via St Pancras International and Ashford International in around 2h 14m.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Bedford to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Bedford to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Bedford to City Thameslink
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Train from Bromley South to Lenham
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Train from London Victoria to Lenham
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bedford, St Paul's Square to Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Luton Station Interchange to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
greenline.co.uk

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