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There are 5 ways to get from Canterbury to Ashford by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  16 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to Ashford International

$10 - $15

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Rideshare  •  41 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Canterbury to Ashford 15.7 miles

$3

3 alternative options

Bus  •  47 min

  1. Take the bus from Wincheap, Old Waterworks to Ashford, Park Street 1X / ...

$5 - $8

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Canterbury to Ashford 15.1 miles

$40 - $55

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Canterbury to Ashford 15.1 miles

$3 - $5

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The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Ashford is to rideshare which costs £2 and takes 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canterbury to Ashford is to train which costs £8 - £12 and takes 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Wincheap, Old Waterworks and arriving at Ashford, Park Street. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 47 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Canterbury West and arriving at Ashford International. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and Ashford is 13 miles. The road distance is 15.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Ashford without a car is to train which takes 16 min and costs £8 - £12.

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The train from Canterbury West to Ashford International takes 16 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Canterbury to Ashford bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, depart from Wincheap, Old Waterworks station.

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Canterbury to Ashford train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Canterbury West station.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Ashford is to train which takes 16 min and costs £8 - £12. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £4 - £6 and takes 47 min.

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to Ashford.
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  • Distance: 12.9 miles
  • Duration: 16 min

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

Southeastern operates a train from Canterbury to Ashford every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 16 min. Alternatively, Stagecoach in East Kent operates a bus from Canterbury to Ashford hourly. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 47 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Wincheap, Old Waterworks to Ashford, Park Street
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Stagecoach in East Kent
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Canterbury to Ashford
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Canterbury to Ashford
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Arrow Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1233 666666
Website
arrowtaxisltd.co.uk
Ashford Taxis
Phone
+44 1233 666494
Website
taxiashford.co.uk

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Canterbury to Ashford bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, arrive at Ashford, Park Street station.

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Canterbury to Ashford train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Ashford International station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Canterbury to Ashford is 15 miles. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from Canterbury to Ashford.

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There are 684+ hotels available in Ashford. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Canterbury and Ashford. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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