There are 5 ways to get from Canterbury to Southend Airport (SEN) by train, bus, car or towncar

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 50 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to Stratford International
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport

$48 - $68

Cheapest option

Bus, line 100 bus, line 25 bus  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) 007 / ...
  2. Take the line 100 bus from Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) 100 / ...
  3. Take the line 25 bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) to Rayleigh, Websters Way (Rayleigh High St) 25

$20 - $27

3 alternative options

Train via Rainham (Kent)  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury East to Rainham (Kent)
  2. Take the train from Rainham (Kent) to Greenhithe for Bluewater
  3. Take the train from Chafford Hundred to Southend Central

$42 - $61

Drive  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Canterbury to Southend Airport (SEN) 70.5 miles

$15 - $22

Towncar  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Take a town car from Canterbury to Southend Airport 70.5 miles

$170 - $240

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Southend Airport (SEN) is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canterbury to Southend Airport (SEN) is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 19 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and Southend Airport (SEN) is 26 miles. The road distance is 70.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 50 min to get from Canterbury to Southend Airport (SEN), including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury station to Southend Airport (SEN). However, there are services departing from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) and arriving at Prittlewell, Holiday Inn Southend Airport via Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre), Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside), Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) and Rayleigh, Websters Way (Rayleigh High St). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canterbury to Southend Airport (SEN). However, there are services departing from Canterbury West and arriving at Southend Airport via Stratford (London). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 50 min.

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What companies run services between Canterbury, England and Southend Airport (SEN), England?

You can take a train from Canterbury to Southend Airport (SEN) via Stratford International and Stratford (London) in around 1 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canterbury to Southend Airport (SEN) via Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre), Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside), Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn), and Rayleigh, Websters Way (Rayleigh High St) in around 4 h 16 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 - $45
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Canterbury East to Rainham (Kent)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Greater Anglia
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Rainham (Kent) to Greenhithe for Bluewater
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Chafford Hundred to Southend Central
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) to Rayleigh, Websters Way (Rayleigh High St)
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Canterbury to Southend Airport
Estimated price
$170 - $240

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