There are 4 ways to get from Canterbury to Rye by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 11 min

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

$20 - $29

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Hythe Light Railway Station 16|Gold / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hythe, Fort Road (Hythe Light Railway Station) to Lydd, Camp (Shelter) 100|the Wave / ...

$19

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  46 min

  1. Take a taxi from Canterbury to Rye 33.6 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  46 min

  1. Drive from Canterbury to Rye 33.6 miles

$7 - $11

What companies run services between Canterbury, England and Rye, East Sussex, England?

You can take a train from Canterbury to Rye via Ashford International in around 1 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canterbury to Rye via Hythe Light Railway Station, Hythe, Fort Road (Hythe Light Railway Station), and Lydd, Camp (Shelter) in around 2 h 35 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Hythe Light Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hythe, Fort Road (Hythe Light Railway Station) to Lydd, Camp (Shelter)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Canterbury to Rye
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
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

The distance between Canterbury and Rye is 44 km. The road distance is 54 km.

The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Rye is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 46 min.

The quickest way to get from Canterbury to Rye is to taxi which takes 46 min and costs £70 - £85.

No, there is no direct train from Canterbury to Rye. However, there are services departing from Canterbury West and arriving at Rye via Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 11 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury to Rye. However, there are services departing from Canterbury, Bus Station and arriving at Rye, Bowling Green via Hythe, Fort Road (Hythe Light Railway Station) and Lydd, Camp (Shelter). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 35 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 11 min to get from Canterbury to Rye, including transfers.