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

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Recommended option

Train via St Pancras International  •  1 h 28 min

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

$37 - $53

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Canterbury to London 61.9 miles

$5 - $14

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 41 min

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

$35 - $50

Bus  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd 022 / ...

$12 - $15

Drive  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Canterbury to Waterloo Station 60.7 miles

$13 - $19

Questions & Answers

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 takes 1 h 16 min and costs £9 - £15.

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The distance between Canterbury and Waterloo Station is 87 km. The road distance is 97 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 28 min to get from Canterbury to Waterloo Station, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury to Waterloo Station. However, there are services departing from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) and arriving at Waterloo Station Tenison Way via Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 49 min.

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

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

Southeastern operates a train from Canterbury to Waterloo Station hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $50 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 40 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 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from Canterbury West to London Waterloo East
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Canterbury to London
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $14
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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