There are 3 ways to get from Canterbury to Eastbourne by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to Eastbourne

$36 - $55

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Bus, line 2 bus  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Ashford, Park Street (Charter House) 1X / ...
  2. Take the line 2 bus from Tenterden, The Vine (The Vine Inn) to Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station 2
  3. Take the bus from Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station to Eastbourne Town Centre, Trinity Place

$29

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Drive  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Canterbury to Eastbourne 63.8 miles

$13 - $20

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No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury station to Eastbourne. However, there are services departing from Canterbury, Bus Station and arriving at Eastbourne Town Centre, Trinity Place via Ashford, Park Street (Charter House), Tenterden, The Vine (The Vine Inn) and Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canterbury to Eastbourne. However, there are services departing from Canterbury West and arriving at Eastbourne via Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 19 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and Eastbourne is 50 miles. The road distance is 63.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Eastbourne without a car is to train which takes 2 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 19 min to get from Canterbury to Eastbourne, including transfers.

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

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Canterbury to Eastbourne train services, operated by Southern, depart from Ashford International station.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Eastbourne is to train which takes 2 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 2 bus, which costs and takes 5 h 23 min.

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Canterbury to Eastbourne bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Hastings, arrive at Eastbourne Town Centre, Trinity Place station.

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

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to Eastbourne.
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  • Distance: 49.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 19 min

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

Southern operates a train from Canterbury to Eastbourne hourly. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canterbury to Eastbourne via Ashford, Park Street (Charter House), Tenterden, The Vine (The Vine Inn), and Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station in around 5 h 23 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
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
Stagecoach in Hastings
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Tenterden, The Vine (The Vine Inn) to Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station to Eastbourne Town Centre, Trinity Place
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Canterbury to Eastbourne is 64 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 29 min to drive from Canterbury to Eastbourne.

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