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

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Train via London Kings Cross  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West

$53 - $83

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Bus  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to London Aldgate National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Walworth to Canterbury National Express / ...

$20 - $28

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West

$56 - $84

Train, line 47 bus, bus  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the line 47 bus from Liverpool Street Station to Lewisham Station 47
  3. Take the bus from London Lewisham to Canterbury 007 / ...

$36 - $50

Drive  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Canterbury 103.5 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Canterbury is to bus which costs £15 - £22 and takes 4 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Canterbury is to drive which costs £17 - £25 and takes 1 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Cambridge Parkside and arriving at Canterbury via Aldgate and London Walworth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Canterbury West via St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 34 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Canterbury is 76 miles. The road distance is 103.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Canterbury without a car is to train which takes 2 h 34 min and costs £40 - £65.

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It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to get from Cambridge to Canterbury, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Canterbury bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cambridge Parkside station.

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Cambridge to Canterbury train services, operated by Great Northern, depart from Cambridge station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Canterbury is to train which takes 2 h 34 min and costs £40 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £22 and takes 4 h 27 min.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 76.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 34 min

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

You can take a train from Cambridge to Canterbury via London Kings Cross and St Pancras International in around 2 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Canterbury via London Aldgate, Aldgate, Bermondsey, Lynton Road, and London Walworth in around 4 h 27 min.

Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Liverpool Street Station to Lewisham Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Lewisham to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge Parkside to London Aldgate
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Walworth to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Cambridge to Canterbury bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Canterbury station.

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Cambridge to Canterbury train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Canterbury West station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Canterbury is 103 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 50 min to drive from Cambridge to Canterbury.

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There are 729+ hotels available in Canterbury. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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