There are 4 ways to get from Canterbury to The O2 Arena by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to Stratford International

$33 - $47

Cheapest option

Bus, line 161 bus  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Eltham Road Westhorne Avenue 022 / ...
  2. Take the line 161 bus from Woolwich Arsenal Station to North Greenwich Station 161

$11 - $14

2 alternative options

Train, line 472 bus  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury East to Rainham (Kent)
  2. Take the train from Rainham (Kent) to Plumstead
  3. Take the line 472 bus from Plumstead, Pettman Crescent to North Greenwich Station 472

$30 - $40

Drive  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Canterbury to The O2 Arena 57.5 miles

$12 - $18

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to The O2 Arena is to bus and line 161 bus which costs £8 - £12 and takes 1 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canterbury to The O2 Arena is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 7 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and The O2 Arena is 49 miles. The road distance is 57.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 10 min to get from Canterbury to The O2 Arena, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury station to The O2 Arena station. However, there are services departing from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) and arriving at North Greenwich Station via Eltham, Green Way and Woolwich Arsenal Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 59 min.

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to The O2 Arena.
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  • Distance: 49.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 10 min

What companies run services between Canterbury, England and The O2 Arena, England?

Southeastern operates a train from Canterbury to The O2 Arena hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canterbury to The O2 Arena via Eltham Road Westhorne Avenue, Eltham, Green Way, Woolwich Arsenal Station, and North Greenwich Station in around 1 h 59 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
$13 - $20
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $20
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 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Woolwich Arsenal Station to North Greenwich Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Plumstead, Pettman Crescent to North Greenwich Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk

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