There are 5 ways to get from Bournemouth to Canterbury by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train via St Pancras International  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West

$66 - $105

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 035 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) 022 / ...

$20 - $28

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo East to Canterbury West

$64 - $101

Bus, train  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 205
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross N9
  3. Take the train from London Charing Cross to Canterbury West

$62 - $87

Drive  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Canterbury 164.5 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Canterbury is to bus which costs £16 - £23 and takes 5 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Canterbury is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 2 h 45 min.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Canterbury is 135 miles. The road distance is 164.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Bournemouth to Canterbury, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth station to Canterbury station. 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 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bournemouth to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth and arriving at Canterbury West via London Waterloo East. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 21 min.

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Bournemouth to Canterbury bus services, operated by National Express, depart from POOLE, Dorset station.

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Map of how to get from Bournemouth to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 135.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

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

You can take a train from Bournemouth to Canterbury via London Waterloo, Waterloo Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, and St Pancras International in around 3 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bournemouth to Canterbury via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station in around 5 h 30 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from London Waterloo East to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from London Charing Cross to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop)
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk

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