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

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Train LNER  •  4 h 14 min

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

$73 - $127

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Bus  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd 022 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Boston National Express

$25 - $32

2 alternative options

Train via Peterborough  •  5 h 5 min

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

$81 - $113

Drive  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Canterbury to Boston 174.2 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury station to Boston. However, there are services departing from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) and arriving at Boston via Elephant & Castle, E & C Newington Causeway and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canterbury to Boston. However, there are services departing from Canterbury West and arriving at Boston via London Kings Cross and Grantham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 14 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and Boston is 127 miles. The road distance is 174.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Boston without a car is to train which takes 4 h 14 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to get from Canterbury to Boston, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Boston is to train which takes 4 h 14 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 4 min.

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

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Canterbury to Boston train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, arrive at Boston station.

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to Boston.
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  • Distance: 127 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 14 min

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

You can take a train from Canterbury to Boston via St Pancras International, London Kings Cross, and Grantham in around 4 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canterbury to Boston via Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd, Elephant & Castle, E & C Newington Causeway, Victoria, Eccleston Bridge, and London Victoria Coach Station in around 7 h 4 min.

Train operators
Hull Trains
Phone
+44 345 071 0222
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Grantham
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Super Off-Peak Single
$55 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $70
Anytime Single
$65 - $85
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Grantham to Boston
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $12
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Single
$22 - $35
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 Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Canterbury to Boston is 174 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to drive from Canterbury to Boston.

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