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

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Train via Ashford International  •  2 h 16 min

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

$48 - $97

Cheapest option

Line 81 bus, bus, train  •  4 h 40 min

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

$46 - $61

2 alternative options

Train Thameslink  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Bedford to London Blackfriars
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Lenham

$51 - $75

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Bedford to Kent 110.1 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 1 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bedford to Kent is to drive which costs £17 - £26 and takes 1 h 56 min.

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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 2 h 16 min.

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The distance between Bedford and Kent is 82 miles. The road distance is 110.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Bedford to Kent without a car is to train which takes 2 h 16 min and costs £35 - £75.

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It takes approximately 2 h 16 min 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 110 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to drive from Bedford to Kent.

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There are 463+ hotels available in Kent. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bedford to Kent.
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  • Distance: 81.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 16 min

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

You can take a train from Bedford to Kent via London St Pancras International, St Pancras International, and Ashford International in around 2 h 16 min.

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
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
38 min
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 London Victoria to Lenham
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Ashford(Kent) Int.
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $50
Premier
$58 - $63
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bedford, St Paul's Square (Corn Exchange) to Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
Green Line
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Green Line (Arriva)

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