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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3 h

  1. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe Thalys
  2. Take the train from Gare de Lille Europe to Ashford International Station

$76 - $156

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Bus  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Dover Ouibus

$30 - $37

7 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Lille 328 / ...
  2. Take the train from Gare de Lille Europe to Ashford International Station

$56 - $116

Bus, bus and ferry  •  6 h 53 min

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

$57 - $85

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  2 h 53 min

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

$240 - $267

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 20 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

$143 - $395

Fly Brussels to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h

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

$90 - $267

Train to Antwerp, fly to London City, train  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Anvers-Berchem
  2. Fly from Antwerp (ANR) to London City (LCY) ANR - LCY
  3. Take the train from Stratford International to Canterbury West

$109 - $354

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Canterbury is to bus which costs 26€ - 35€ and takes 7 h 7 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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The distance between Brussels and Canterbury is 233 km.

It takes approximately 3 h to get from Brussels to Canterbury, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Canterbury station. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) via Lille and Dover, Eastern Docks (Ferry Port). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Brussels - Midi and arriving at Canterbury West via Gare de Lille Europe and Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Canterbury without a car is to train which takes 3 h and costs 65€ - 140€.

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Brussels to Canterbury train services, operated by TGV, depart from Bruxelles Midi station.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 145.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Canterbury via Gare de Lille Europe, Ashford International Station, and Ashford International in around 3 h. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Brussels to Canterbury once daily. Tickets cost $19 - $28 and the journey takes 5 h 30 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 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Antwerp to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $410
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $47
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $70
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
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Gare de Lille Europe to Ashford International Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$40 - $90
Premier
$90 - $110
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice 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
$168
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
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Anvers-Berchem
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $15
Bus operators
FlixBus
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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
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
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
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Dover
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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