There are 5 ways to get from Canterbury to Plumstead by train, bus 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 15 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to Stratford International
  2. Take the train from Stratford International DLR Station to Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station Dlr

$38 - $54

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 44 min

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

$15 - $19

3 alternative options

Train Thameslink  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury East to Rainham (Kent)
  2. Take the train from Rainham (Kent) to Plumstead

$30 - $41

Train, bus, line 96 bus  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury East to Chatham
  2. Take the bus from Chatham Railway Station to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre)
  3. Take the line 96 bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Plumstead Common, Rutherglen Road 96

$30 - $37

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from Canterbury to Plumstead 51.5 miles

$11 - $16

What companies run services between Canterbury, England and Plumstead, Greater London, England?

You can take a train from Canterbury to Plumstead via Stratford International and Stratford International DLR Station in around 1 h 15 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Canterbury to Plumstead hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Canterbury West to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
48 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 East to Rainham (Kent)
Ave. Duration
34 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
Train from Canterbury East to Chatham
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Stratford International DLR Station to Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Thameslink
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Eltham Road Westhorne Avenue
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chatham Railway Station to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach London
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Plumstead Common, Rutherglen Road
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Canterbury to Plumstead?

The distance between Canterbury and Plumstead is 72 km. The road distance is 82 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Plumstead is to drive which costs £7 - £12 and takes 59 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Canterbury to Plumstead is to drive which takes 59 min and costs £7 - £12.

Is there a direct train between Canterbury and Plumstead?

No, there is no direct train from Canterbury to Plumstead. However, there are services departing from Canterbury West and arriving at Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station via Stratford International DLR Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 15 min.

Is there a direct bus between Canterbury and Plumstead?

No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury to Plumstead. However, there are services departing from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) and arriving at Plumstead Common, The Slade Ravine Grove via Eltham, Green Way and Woolwich, Vincent Road Woolwich Arsenal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 44 min.

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

It takes approximately 1 h 15 min to get from Canterbury to Plumstead, including transfers.