There are 4 ways to get from Birchington to Canterbury by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  34 min

  1. Take the bus from Birchington-on-Sea, Park Avenue to Northgate, St Thomas' School 8|the Breeze / ...

$5 - $9

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Train  •  55 min

  1. Take the train from Birchington-on-Sea to Faversham
  2. Take the train from Faversham to Canterbury East

$21 - $31

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Birchington to Canterbury 14.4 miles

$40 - $50

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Birchington to Canterbury 14.4 miles

$3 - $5

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Birchington-on-Sea, Park Avenue and arriving at Northgate, St Thomas' School. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 34 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Birchington to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Birchington-on-Sea and arriving at Canterbury East via Faversham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 55 min.

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The distance between Birchington and Canterbury is 12 miles. The road distance is 14.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Birchington to Canterbury without a car is to bus which takes 34 min and costs .

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The bus from Birchington-on-Sea, Park Avenue to Northgate, St Thomas' School takes 34 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Birchington to Canterbury bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, depart from Birchington-on-Sea, Park Avenue station.

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Birchington to Canterbury train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Birchington-on-Sea station.

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The best way to get from Birchington to Canterbury is to bus which takes 34 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 55 min.

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Birchington to Canterbury bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, arrive at Northgate, St Thomas' School station.

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Birchington to Canterbury train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Canterbury East station.

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Map of how to get from Birchington to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 11.9 miles
  • Duration: 34 min

What companies run services between Birchington, England and Canterbury, England?

Stagecoach in East Kent operates a bus from Birchington to Canterbury every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $6 and the journey takes 34 min. National Express also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Birchington to Canterbury via Faversham in around 55 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birchington-on-Sea to Faversham
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 Faversham to Canterbury East
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $13
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Birchington-on-Sea, Park Avenue to Northgate, St Thomas' School
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birchington-on-Sea, The Square (Powell Arms) to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop)
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Birchington to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50

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Yes, the driving distance between Birchington to Canterbury is 14 miles. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from Birchington to Canterbury.

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