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

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 45 min

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

$51 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus, line 100 bus, line 25 bus  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) 022 / ...
  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

$31 - $36

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3 h 58 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 train from Chafford Hundred to Southend Central

$40 - $53

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

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 3 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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The best way to get from Canterbury to Southend Airport (SEN) without a car is to train which takes 1 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to get from Canterbury to Southend Airport (SEN), including transfers.

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Canterbury to Southend Airport (SEN) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop).

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Southend Airport (SEN) is to train which takes 1 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 100 bus and line 25 bus, which costs and takes 4 h 3 min.

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Canterbury to Southend Airport (SEN) bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Rayleigh, Websters Way (Rayleigh High St) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Canterbury to Southend Airport (SEN) is 71 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 19 min to drive from Canterbury to Southend Airport (SEN).

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There are 223+ hotels available in Southend Airport (SEN). Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to Southend Airport (SEN).
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  • Distance: 26 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 45 min

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, Stratford New Town, Stratford International, Stratford City Bus Station, and Stratford (London) in around 1 h 45 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 3 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 Chatham
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $23
Greater Anglia
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
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
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, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
firstgroup.com
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
$6
Website
firstgroup.com
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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