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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Est

$51 - $97

Cheapest option

Line 81 bus, bus, train  •  4 h 26 min

  1. 81
  2. 757

$47 - $61

2 alternative options

Train Thameslink  •  3 h 22 min

$52 - $104

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. 110.1 miles

$23 - $35

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 14 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
37 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
$29 - $45
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
Train from London Blackfriars to Swanley
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $18
Train from Swanley to Lenham
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Train from London Victoria to Lenham
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Ashford(Kent) Int.
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $50
Premier
$59 - $65
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Bedford to London Blackfriars
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Blackfriars to Swanley
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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 29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bedford and Kent is 131 km. The road distance is 176 km.

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

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

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 14 min.

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