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

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Train via St Pancras International  •  2 h 30 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  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Brighton National Express / ...

$17 - $24

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Train Southern  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to Hampden Park (Sussex)
  2. Take the train from Hampden Park (Sussex) to Brighton

$50 - $78

Line 333 bus, line 7 bus, bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the line 333 bus from Faversham, 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, St Peter's Church

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 £15 - £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 £15 - £22 and takes 1 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury to Brighton. However, there are services departing from Canterbury and arriving at Brighton via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 55 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 30 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 30 min and costs £45 - £65.

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It takes approximately 2 h 30 min to get from Canterbury to Brighton, including transfers.

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Canterbury to Brighton bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Canterbury station.

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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 30 min and costs £45 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £19 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to Brighton.
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  • Distance: 61.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 30 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 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canterbury to Brighton via London Victoria Coach Station in around 4 h 55 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Ashford International to Hampden Park (Sussex)
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Hampden Park (Sussex) to Brighton
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
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 to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Brighton
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Faversham, station to Chequers Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chequers Bus Station to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
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, St Peter's Church
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
buses.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Canterbury to Brighton is 91 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 38 min to drive from Canterbury to Brighton.

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