Travel from Bournemouth to Canterbury

Bus or train from Bournemouth to Canterbury?

South Western Railway operates a train from Bournemouth to Canterbury hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 2 h 2 min. 2 other operators also service this route. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Bournemouth to Canterbury every 3 hours. Tickets cost $12 - $17 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. National Express also services this route every 4 hours.

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How to get from Bournemouth to Canterbury

From Bournemouth train to Waterloo Underground Station, Tube to Euston Underground Station, walk to St Pancras International, then train to Canterbury West. 4 h £69. From Bournemouth train to Waterloo Underground Station, Tube to London Bridge, then train to Canterbury West. 4 h 9 min £69. From Bournemouth Station bus to Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station then bus to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop). 5 h 20 min £21. From Bournemouth Station bus to Heathrow Central Bus Station, bus to London Charing Cross, then train to Canterbury West. 5 h 54 min £61. From Bournemouth drive to Canterbury. 2 h 45 min £31.

Is there a direct bus between Bournemouth and Canterbury?

No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth Station and arriving at Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 20 min.
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      1 Train via St Pancras International
      • One-Way approx: USD $74 - $114
      • Duration: 4 h
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