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There are 9 ways to get from Brussels to Canterbury by train, bus, bus and ferry, night bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to Ashford(Kent) Int. Est

$161 - $317

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Bus, night bus  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Lille 328 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Lille to Canterbury Ouibus

$25 - $84

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Lille 328 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to Folkestone/Dover

$58 - $133

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Calais
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone

$248 - $270

Drive, car ferry  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Calais
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover

$54 - $79

Train to Rotterdam, fly to London City, train  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to London City (LCY) RTM - LCY
  3. Take the train from Stratford International to Canterbury West

$144 - $395

Fly Brussels to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to London Heathrow (LHR) BRU - LHR
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West

$90 - $268

Fly Antwerp to Southend, train  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Antwerp (ANR) to Southend (SEN) ANR - SEN
  2. Take the train from Southend Airport to Stratford (London)
  3. Take the train from Stratford International to Canterbury West

$138 - $474

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to London City, train  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London City (LCY) AMS - LCY
  3. Take the train from Stratford International to Canterbury West

$149 - $398

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Canterbury is to bus and night bus which costs 21€ - 75€ and takes 7 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Canterbury is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs 210€ - 240€ and takes 2 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Canterbury via Lille and Dover. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Canterbury West via Paris Nord Eurostar and Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 44 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Canterbury is 233 km.

The best way to get from Brussels to Canterbury without a car is to train which takes 4 h 44 min and costs 140€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to get from Brussels to Canterbury, including transfers.

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Brussels to Canterbury bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Brussels to Canterbury train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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The quickest flight from Rotterdam Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 145.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 44 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Canterbury, England?

You can take a train from Brussels to Canterbury via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, Ashford(Kent) Int., and Ashford International in around 4 h 44 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Antwerp to Southend
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $160
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $85
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$80 - $110
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Paris Nord Eurostar to Ashford(Kent) Int.
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $190
Premier
$150 - $220
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $75
Premier
$75 - $90
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Stratford International to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
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 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Greater Anglia
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Brussels North to Lille
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $60
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Lille to Folkestone/Dover
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Night bus from Lille to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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Brussels to Canterbury bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Folkestone/Dover station.

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Canterbury is 1 h behind Brussels. It is currently 2:38 PM in Brussels and 1:38 PM in Canterbury.

Brussels to Canterbury train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Ashford(Kent) Int. station.

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British Airways offers flights from Rotterdam Airport to London City Airport.

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There are 717+ hotels available in Canterbury. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs 4€ - 18€.

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