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

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Train Great Northern  •  2 h 31 min

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

$50 - $71

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Bus  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to Mile End 010 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Canary Wharf, Canada Square North to Maidstone, Rocky Hill (Maidstone West Railway Station) 774 / ...

$24 - $27

3 alternative options

Train Greater Anglia  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Tottenham Hale
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Maidstone East

$47 - $67

Train Thameslink  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Farringdon
  2. Take the train from Farringdon to Chatham

$48 - $62

Drive  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Maidstone 82.2 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Maidstone is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Maidstone is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Maidstone station. However, there are services departing from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) and arriving at Maidstone, Rocky Hill (Maidstone West Railway Station) via Mile End and Canary Wharf, Canada Square North. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Maidstone. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Maidstone West via St Pancras International and Strood. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 31 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Maidstone is 67 miles. The road distance is 82.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Maidstone without a car is to train which takes 2 h 31 min and costs £35 - £55.

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It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to get from Cambridge to Maidstone, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Maidstone bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) station.

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

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Maidstone is to train which takes 2 h 31 min and costs £35 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £21 and takes 4 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Maidstone.
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  • Distance: 67.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 31 min

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

You can take a train from Cambridge to Maidstone via London Kings Cross, St Pancras International, and Strood in around 2 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Maidstone via Mile End, Canary Wharf, Canada Square South, and Canary Wharf, Canada Square North in around 4 h 10 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 Strood
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Train from London Victoria to Maidstone East
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to Farringdon
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Farringdon to Chatham
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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 (Parker's Piece) to Mile End
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
The Kings Ferry
Phone
+44 1634 377577
Email
sales@thekingsferry.co.uk
Website
thekingsferry.co.uk
Bus from Canary Wharf, Canada Square North to Maidstone, Rocky Hill (Maidstone West Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
thekingsferry.co.uk

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