There are 4 ways to get from Canterbury to Hastings 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  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to Ashford International
  2. Take the train from Ashford International to Hastings

$27 - $41

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Hythe, Red Lion Square 18
  2. Take the bus from Hythe, Red Lion Square to Lydd, Camp (Shelter)
  3. Take the bus from Lydd, Camp (Shelter) to Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station

$25

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Take a taxi from Canterbury to Hastings 45.4 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Canterbury to Hastings 45.4 miles

$9 - $15

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

You can take a train from Canterbury to Hastings via Ashford International in around 1 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canterbury to Hastings via Hythe, Red Lion Square and Lydd, Camp (Shelter) in around 3 h 37 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Hythe, Red Lion Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hythe, Red Lion Square to Lydd, Camp (Shelter)
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in Hastings
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lydd, Camp (Shelter) to Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Canterbury to Hastings
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Canterbury to Hastings?

The distance between Canterbury and Hastings is 59 km. The road distance is 73 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Hastings?

The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Hastings is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 1 h 4 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Canterbury to Hastings?

The quickest way to get from Canterbury to Hastings is to taxi which takes 1 h 4 min and costs £90 - £110.

Is there a direct train between Canterbury and Hastings?

No, there is no direct train from Canterbury to Hastings. However, there are services departing from Canterbury West and arriving at Hastings via Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 35 min.

Is there a direct bus between Canterbury and Hastings?

No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury to Hastings. However, there are services departing from Canterbury, Bus Station and arriving at Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station via Hythe, Red Lion Square and Lydd, Camp (Shelter). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 37 min.

How long does it take to get from Canterbury to Hastings?

It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to get from Canterbury to Hastings, including transfers.