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

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Train  •  44 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury East to Chatham

$16 - $23

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Bus  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Sittingbourne, Forum Shopping Centre (Rear of Forum) 3X
  2. Take the bus from Sittingbourne, Forum Shopping Centre (Rear of Forum) to Gillingham, Medway Maritime Hospital 326|Glider / ...

$9 - $11

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Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Canterbury to Chatham 29 miles

$80 - $95

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Canterbury to Chatham 29 miles

$6 - $9

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No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury station to Chatham. However, there are services departing from Canterbury, Bus Station and arriving at Gillingham, Medway Maritime Hospital via Sittingbourne, Forum Shopping Centre (Rear of Forum). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Canterbury East and arriving at Chatham. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 44 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and Chatham is 25 miles. The road distance is 29 miles.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Chatham without a car is to train which takes 44 min and costs .

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The train from Canterbury East to Chatham takes 44 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Canterbury to Chatham bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, arrive at Canterbury, Bus Station.

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Canterbury to Chatham train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Canterbury East station.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Chatham is to train which takes 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 57 min.

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Canterbury to Chatham bus services, operated by Chalkwell Bus, arrive at Gillingham, Medway Maritime Hospital station.

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

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to Chatham.
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  • Distance: 25 miles
  • Duration: 44 min

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

Southeastern operates a train from Canterbury to Chatham hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $23 and the journey takes 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canterbury to Chatham via Sittingbourne, Forum Shopping Centre (Rear of Forum) in around 1 h 57 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Sittingbourne, Forum Shopping Centre (Rear of Forum)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Chalkwell Bus
Phone
+44 1795 423982
Email
coachhire@chalkwell.co.uk
Website
chalkwell.co.uk
Bus from Sittingbourne, Forum Shopping Centre (Rear of Forum) to Gillingham, Medway Maritime Hospital
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
chalkwell.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Canterbury to Chatham
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$80 - $95
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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Yes, the driving distance between Canterbury to Chatham is 29 miles. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Canterbury to Chatham.

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