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

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Train  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Guildford

$49 - $71

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Bus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Guildford National Express

$16 - $22

3 alternative options

Train via Tonbridge  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to Tonbridge
  2. Take the train from Tonbridge to Redhill
  3. Take the train from Redhill to Guildford

$44 - $68

Train #2  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to London Waterloo East
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Guildford

$46 - $66

Drive  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Canterbury to Guildford 82.3 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Guildford is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canterbury to Guildford is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury to Guildford. However, there are services departing from Canterbury and arriving at Guildford via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canterbury to Guildford. However, there are services departing from Canterbury West and arriving at Guildford via Tonbridge and Redhill. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 43 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and Guildford is 72 miles. The road distance is 82.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Guildford without a car is to train which takes 2 h 27 min and costs £35 - £55.

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It takes approximately 2 h 27 min to get from Canterbury to Guildford, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Guildford is to train which takes 2 h 27 min and costs £35 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £18 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to Guildford.
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  • Distance: 72 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 27 min

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

You can take a train from Canterbury to Guildford via St Pancras International, Euston station, Waterloo station, and London Waterloo in around 2 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canterbury to Guildford via London Victoria Coach Station in around 3 h 50 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
$21 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $35
Train from Canterbury West to London Waterloo East
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Redhill to Guildford
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$8 - $13
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $20
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 to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Guildford
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Canterbury to London
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus

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Canterbury to Guildford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Guildford station.

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Canterbury to Guildford train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Guildford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Canterbury to Guildford is 82 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 25 min to drive from Canterbury to Guildford.

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