There are 6 ways to get from Canterbury to Gravesend by train, bus, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  36 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to Ebbsfleet International

$25 - $35

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) 022 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Gravesend, Garrick Street (Station) 490|Sapphire / ...

$12 - $15

4 alternative options

Train, line 190 bus  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury East to Rochester
  2. Take the line 190 bus from Rochester, Railway Station to Gravesend, King Street (High Street) 190

$22 - $28

Line 3 bus, train  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take the line 3 bus from St Dunstan's, Westgate Towers to Faversham, Railway Station 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Faversham to Gravesend

$20 - $27

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Canterbury to Gravesend 38.7 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Canterbury to Gravesend 38.7 miles

$8 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Gravesend is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canterbury to Gravesend is to train which costs £19 - £27 and takes 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury station to Gravesend station. However, there are services departing from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) and arriving at Gravesend, Garrick Street (Station) via Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 14 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Canterbury West and arriving at Ebbsfleet International. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 36 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and Gravesend is 33 miles. The road distance is 38.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Gravesend without a car is to train which takes 36 min and costs £19 - £27.

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The train from Canterbury West to Ebbsfleet International takes 36 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to Gravesend.
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  • Distance: 32.8 miles
  • Duration: 36 min

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

Southeastern operates a train from Canterbury to Gravesend hourly. Tickets cost $25 - $35 and the journey takes 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canterbury to Gravesend via Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) in around 1 h 14 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
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 Canterbury East to Rochester
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Train from Faversham to Gravesend
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $22
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 Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva Kent Thameside
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Gravesend, Garrick Street (Station)
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Rochester, Railway Station to Gravesend, King Street (High Street)
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from St Dunstan's, Westgate Towers to Faversham, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Canterbury to Gravesend
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
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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