There are 5 ways to get from Bournemouth to Canterbury 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 via St Pancras International  •  4 h 1 min

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

$74 - $115

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 035 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London to Canterbury Londres > Canterbury > Douvres > Rotterdam > La Haye > Amsterdam Centre - Sloterdijk / ...

$17 - $22

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 12 min

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

$74 - $110

Bus, train  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station to Chichester, Bus Station 206
  2. Take the train from Chichester to Brighton
  3. Take the train from Brighton to Ashford International

$78 - $125

Drive  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Canterbury 164.5 miles

$35 - $55

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 4 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bournemouth to Canterbury via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals and London in around 4 h 7 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
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from London Bridge to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Chichester to Brighton
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Brighton to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Chichester to Brighton
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $18
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $30
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth Station to Chichester, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Bournemouth to Canterbury?

The distance between Bournemouth and Canterbury is 216 km. The road distance is 263 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Canterbury?

The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Canterbury is to bus which costs £11 - £17 and takes 4 h 7 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Bournemouth to Canterbury?

The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Canterbury is to drive which takes 2 h 45 min and costs £25 - £40.

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 via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 7 min.

How long does it take to get from Bournemouth to Canterbury?

It takes approximately 4 h 1 min to get from Bournemouth to Canterbury, including transfers.