There are 5 ways to get from Canterbury to Tilbury by train, bus, taxi 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 45 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to Stratford International
  2. Take the train from West Ham to Tilbury Town

$42 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus, line 73 bus  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) 022 / ...
  2. Take the line 73 bus from Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) to Tilbury, Civic Square (Tilbury Civ Sq) 73 / ...

$18 - $21

3 alternative options

Line 3 bus, train  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the line 3 bus from St Dunstan's, Westgate Towers to Faversham, Railway Station 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Faversham to Gravesend

$26 - $33

Taxi  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take a taxi from Canterbury to Tilbury 55.8 miles

$150 - $180

Drive  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Canterbury to Tilbury 55.8 miles

$12 - $18

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Tilbury is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canterbury to Tilbury is to taxi which costs £110 - £140 and takes 1 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury station to Tilbury. However, there are services departing from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) and arriving at Tilbury, Civic Square (Tilbury Civ Sq) via Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) and Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canterbury to Tilbury. However, there are services departing from Canterbury West and arriving at Tilbury Town via Stratford International DLR Station and West Ham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 45 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and Tilbury is 34 miles. The road distance is 55.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Tilbury without a car is to train which takes 1 h 45 min and costs £30 - £50.

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It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to get from Canterbury to Tilbury, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to Tilbury.
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  • Distance: 33.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 45 min

What companies run services between Canterbury, England and Tilbury, England?

You can take a train from Canterbury to Tilbury via Stratford International, Stratford International DLR Station, West Ham DLR Station, and West Ham in around 1 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canterbury to Tilbury via Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) and Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) in around 2 h 27 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 Faversham to Gravesend
Ave. Duration
41 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
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from West Ham to Tilbury Town
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from St Dunstan's, Westgate Towers to Faversham, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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
Ensign Bus
Website
ensignbus.com
Bus from Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) to Tilbury, Civic Square (Tilbury Civ Sq)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Website
ensignbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Canterbury to Tilbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Estimated price
$150 - $180
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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