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

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Recommended option

Train via St Pancras International  •  2 h 28 min

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

$59 - $83

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Bus  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 022 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Brighton, Preston Circus National Express / ...

$17 - $25

3 alternative options

Train Southern  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to Ore
  2. Take the train from Ore to Brighton

$50 - $78

Line 333 bus, line 7 bus, bus  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the line 333 bus from Faversham, Railway Station to Chequers Bus Station 333
  2. Take the line 7 bus from Chequers Bus Station to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial 7 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Brighton, North Road East

$34

Drive  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Canterbury to Brighton 90.9 miles

$19 - $29

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The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Brighton is to drive which costs £14 - £22 and takes 1 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canterbury to Brighton is to drive which costs £14 - £22 and takes 1 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury station to Brighton. However, there are services departing from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) and arriving at Brighton, Preston Circus via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canterbury to Brighton. However, there are services departing from Canterbury West and arriving at Brighton via London St Pancras International LL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 28 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and Brighton is 62 miles. The road distance is 90.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Brighton without a car is to train which takes 2 h 28 min and costs £45 - £65.

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It takes approximately 2 h 28 min to get from Canterbury to Brighton, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Brighton is to train which takes 2 h 28 min and costs £45 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £19 and takes 5 h 2 min.

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Canterbury to Brighton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Brighton, Preston Circus station.

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Canterbury to Brighton train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at Brighton station.

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to Brighton.
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  • Distance: 61.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 28 min

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

You can take a train from Canterbury to Brighton via St Pancras International and London St Pancras International LL in around 2 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canterbury to Brighton via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station in around 5 h 2 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Ashford International to Ore
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ore to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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 Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Brighton, Preston Circus
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Canterbury to London
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Faversham, Railway Station to Chequers Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chequers Bus Station to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company
Phone
01273 886200
Email
info@buses.co.uk
Website
buses.co.uk
Bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Brighton, North Road East
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
buses.co.uk

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