There are 4 ways to get from Canterbury to Eltham Palace by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Eltham Road Westhorne Avenue 022 / ...

$8 - $12

3 alternative options

Train, line 314 bus  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury East to Bromley South
  2. Take the line 314 bus from Bromley South Station to Eltham High Street Passey Place 162 / ...

$29 - $40

Train  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to Ebbsfleet International
  2. Take the train from Gravesend to Eltham

$40 - $58

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from Canterbury to Eltham Palace 52.1 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Eltham Palace is to bus which costs £6 - £9 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canterbury to Eltham Palace is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 59 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) station and arriving at Eltham Road Westhorne Avenue. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canterbury to Eltham Palace. However, there are services departing from Canterbury West and arriving at Eltham via Ebbsfleet International and Gravesend. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 13 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and Eltham Palace is 46 miles. The road distance is 52.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Eltham Palace without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 23 min and costs £6 - £9.

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The bus from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Eltham Road Westhorne Avenue takes 1 h 5 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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

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

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Eltham Palace is to bus which takes 1 h 23 min and costs £6 - £9. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 2 h 13 min.

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to Eltham Palace.
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  • Distance: 46.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 23 min

What companies run services between Canterbury, England and Eltham Palace, England?

National Express operates a bus from Canterbury to Eltham Palace every 3 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Canterbury to Eltham Palace via Ebbsfleet International, Gravesend, and Eltham in around 2 h 13 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Canterbury East to Bromley South
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Train from Canterbury West to Ebbsfleet International
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Train from Gravesend to Eltham
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $15
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 Eltham Road Westhorne Avenue
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Bromley South Station to Eltham High Street Passey Place
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk

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