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There are 4 ways to get from Cambridge to Canterbury by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 37m

  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

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Bus  •  4h 30m

  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

2 alternative options

Train, line 47 bus, bus  •  4h 19m

  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  •  1h 50m

  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 4h 30m.

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

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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 4h 30m.

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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 2h 37m.

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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 2h 37m and costs £40 - £65.

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It takes approximately 2h 37m 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 Thameslink, depart from Cambridge station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Canterbury is to train which takes 2h 37m and costs £40 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £22 and takes 4h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 76.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 37m

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

You can take a train from Cambridge to Canterbury via London St Pancras International LL and St Pancras International in around 2h 37m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Canterbury via London Aldgate, Aldgate, Bermondsey, Lynton Road, and London Walworth in around 4h 30m.

Train operators
Bus operators
London Buses
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.

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+44 08717 818178
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Bus from London Lewisham to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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National Express
Bus from Cambridge Parkside to London Aldgate
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
National Express
Bus from London Walworth to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
National Express

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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 1h 50m to drive from Cambridge to Canterbury.

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There are 744+ hotels available in Canterbury. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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