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There are 5 ways to get from Canterbury to Waterloo Station by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Recommended option

Train via St Pancras International  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International

$41 - $59

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Canterbury to London 61.9 miles

$5 - $13

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury to London Elephant and Castle National Express / ...

$12 - $15

Train  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to London Waterloo East

$30 - $50

Drive  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Canterbury to Waterloo Station 60.7 miles

$13 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Waterloo Station is to rideshare which costs £4 - £10 and takes 1 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canterbury to Waterloo Station is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury to Waterloo Station station. However, there are services departing from Canterbury and arriving at Waterloo Station Tenison Way via Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Canterbury West and arriving at London Waterloo East. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 35 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and Waterloo Station is 54 miles. The road distance is 60.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Waterloo Station without a car is to train which takes 1 h 29 min and costs £30 - £45.

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It takes approximately 1 h 29 min to get from Canterbury to Waterloo Station, including transfers.

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Canterbury to Waterloo Station bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Canterbury station.

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Canterbury to Waterloo Station train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Canterbury West station.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Waterloo Station is to train which takes 1 h 29 min and costs £30 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £12 and takes 1 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to Waterloo Station.
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  • Distance: 54.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 29 min

What companies run services between Canterbury, England and Waterloo Station, England?

Southeastern operates a train from Canterbury to Waterloo Station hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 56 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Canterbury to Waterloo Station hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min.

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
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Canterbury West to London Waterloo East
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 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
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 to London Elephant and Castle
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
National Express
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Canterbury to London
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Canterbury to Waterloo Station bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Elephant and Castle station.

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Canterbury to Waterloo Station train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at London Waterloo East station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Canterbury to Waterloo Station is 61 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 16 min to drive from Canterbury to Waterloo Station.

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There are 9233+ hotels available in Waterloo Station. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Canterbury and Waterloo Station. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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