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

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Recommended option

Train via St Pancras International  •  2 h 27 min

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

$58 - $82

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to City of London, Minories 010 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Walworth, Dunton Road to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) 022 / ...

$21 - $28

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to London Stratford also for Westfield National Express
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Canterbury West

$39 - $57

Train  •  3 h 29 min

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

$57 - $86

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 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Canterbury is to drive which costs £16 - £25 and takes 1 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Canterbury station. However, there are services departing from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) and arriving at Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) via Aldgate and Walworth, Dunton Road. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 46 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 27 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 27 min and costs £40 - £65.

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It takes approximately 2 h 27 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 (Parker's Piece) 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 27 min and costs £40 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £22 and takes 4 h 46 min.

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Cambridge to Canterbury bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop).

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

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 76.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 27 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 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Canterbury via City of London, Minories, Aldgate, Bermondsey, Lynton Road (SE1), and Walworth, Dunton Road in around 4 h 46 min.

Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
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 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
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 London Bridge to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 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
Bus operators
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 Cambridge Parkside to London Stratford also for Westfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to City of London, Minories
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Walworth, Dunton Road to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop)
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com

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