There are 6 ways to get from Canterbury to Wales by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$112 - $192

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Bus  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 022 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street National Express

$24 - $33

4 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury East to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$109 - $187

Train, bus  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury East to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Kingsway M7

$55 - $83

Drive  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Canterbury to Cardiff 213.6 miles

$45 - $70

Train, fly, bus  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Delamere Street

$143 - $359

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Wales is to bus which costs £18 - £25 and takes 6 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canterbury to Wales is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury station to Wales. However, there are services departing from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) and arriving at Cardiff, Castle Street via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 9 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and Wales is 219 miles. The road distance is 213.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Wales without a car is to train which takes 3 h 48 min and costs £85 - £150.

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It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Canterbury to Wales, including transfers.

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Canterbury to Wales 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 Wales is to train which takes 3 h 48 min and costs £85 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £25 and takes 6 h 9 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Canterbury to Wales bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff, Castle Street station.

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to Wales.
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  • Distance: 218.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 48 min

What companies run services between Canterbury, England and Wales?

You can take a train from Canterbury to Cardiff via St Pancras International, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, and London Paddington in around 3 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canterbury to Cardiff via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals and London Victoria Coach Station in around 6 h 9 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Canterbury East to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Bus operators
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 Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Canterbury to London
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
easyBus
Bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Delamere Street
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12

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