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

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Train  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to East Croydon
  3. Take the train from East Croydon to East Grinstead

$53 - $78

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Bus, line 7 bus, line 291 bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury to Maidstone
  2. Take the line 7 bus from Chequers Bus Station to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial 7 / ...
  3. Take the line 291 bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to East Grinstead, Sackville College (Church Lane) 291

$22 - $25

3 alternative options

Train, line 291 bus  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to Tonbridge
  2. Take the line 291 bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to East Grinstead, Sackville College (Church Lane) 291

$33 - $41

Bus, line 2 bus, line 291 bus  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Ashford, Park Street (Charter House) 1X / ...
  2. Take the line 2 bus from Ashford, Park Street (Charter House) to Tenterden, The Vine (The Vine Inn) 2 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Tenterden, The Vine (The Vine Inn) to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial 297
  4. Take the line 291 bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to East Grinstead, Sackville College (Church Lane) 291

$31

Drive  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Canterbury to East Grinstead 65 miles

$13 - $21

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury to East Grinstead. However, there are services departing from Canterbury and arriving at East Grinstead, Sackville College (Church Lane) via Chequers Bus Station and Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canterbury to East Grinstead. However, there are services departing from Canterbury West and arriving at East Grinstead via London St Pancras International LL and East Croydon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 26 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and East Grinstead is 49 miles. The road distance is 65 miles.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to East Grinstead without a car is to train which takes 2 h 26 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 26 min to get from Canterbury to East Grinstead, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Canterbury to East Grinstead is to train which takes 2 h 26 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 7 bus and line 291 bus, which costs and takes 3 h 30 min.

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Canterbury to East Grinstead bus services, operated by Metrobus, arrive at East Grinstead, Sackville College (Church Lane) station.

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Canterbury to East Grinstead train services, operated by Southern, arrive at East Grinstead station.

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to East Grinstead.
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  • Distance: 48.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 26 min

What companies run services between Canterbury, England and East Grinstead, England?

You can take a train from Canterbury to East Grinstead via St Pancras International, London St Pancras International LL, and East Croydon in around 2 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canterbury to East Grinstead via Maidstone, Chequers Bus Station, and Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial in around 3 h 30 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Canterbury West to Tonbridge
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to East Croydon
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from East Croydon to East Grinstead
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
Metrobus
Website
metrobus.co.uk
Bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to East Grinstead, Sackville College (Church Lane)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Website
metrobus.co.uk
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 Maidstone
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chequers Bus Station to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Ashford, Park Street (Charter House)
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ashford, Park Street (Charter House) to Tenterden, The Vine (The Vine Inn)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Renown Coaches
Phone
01424 210744
Email
info@renowngroup.co.uk
Website
renowngroup.co.uk
Bus from Tenterden, The Vine (The Vine Inn) to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
renowngroup.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Canterbury to East Grinstead is 65 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 14 min to drive from Canterbury to East Grinstead.

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