There are 5 ways to get from Canterbury to West Sussex by train, bus or car

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Train via East Croydon  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from East Croydon to Billingshurst

$63 - $95

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Bus  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd 022 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Gatwick Airport London North National Express

$35 - $42

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Train  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury East to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Billingshurst

$58 - $83

Bus, line 333 bus, line 7 bus, line 23 bus, line 74 bus  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Faversham, Railway Station 3X / ...
  2. Take the line 333 bus from Faversham, Railway Station to Chequers Bus Station 333
  3. Take the line 7 bus from Chequers Bus Station to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial 7 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Crawley, Bus Station (Station Way) 291
  5. Take the line 23 bus from Crawley, Bus Station (Station Way) to Horsham, Bus Station (Black Horse Way) 23
  6. Take the line 74 bus from Horsham, Bus Station (Black Horse Way) to Coolham, Slaughter Bridge Farm 74 / ...

$40 - $42

Drive  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Canterbury to West Sussex 88.7 miles

$19 - $28

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury station to West Sussex. However, there are services departing from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) and arriving at Coolham, Slaughter Bridge Farm via Elephant & Castle, E & C Newington Causeway, London Victoria Coach Station, North Terminal Bus Station and Horsham, Bus Station (Black Horse Way). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canterbury to West Sussex. However, there are services departing from Canterbury West and arriving at Billingshurst via London St Pancras International LL and East Croydon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 22 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and West Sussex is 68 miles. The road distance is 88.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to West Sussex without a car is to train which takes 3 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to get from Canterbury to West Sussex, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Canterbury to West Sussex is to train which takes 3 h 22 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 16 min.

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Canterbury to West Sussex bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Gatwick Airport London North station.

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Canterbury to West Sussex train services, operated by Southern, arrive at Billingshurst station.

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to West Sussex.
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  • Distance: 68.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 22 min

What companies run services between Canterbury, England and West Sussex, England?

You can take a train from Canterbury to West Sussex via St Pancras International, London St Pancras International LL, and East Croydon in around 3 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canterbury to West Sussex via Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd, Elephant & Castle, E & C Newington Causeway, Victoria, Eccleston Bridge, London Victoria Coach Station, Gatwick Airport London North, North Terminal Bus Station, and Horsham, Bus Station (Black Horse Way) in around 6 h 16 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 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
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from East Croydon to Billingshurst
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Victoria to Billingshurst
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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 Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Gatwick Airport London North
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Faversham, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Faversham, Railway Station to Chequers Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chequers Bus Station to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Metrobus
Website
metrobus.co.uk
Bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Crawley, Bus Station (Station Way)
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Website
metrobus.co.uk
Bus from Crawley, Bus Station (Station Way) to Horsham, Bus Station (Black Horse Way)
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Website
metrobus.co.uk
Compass Travel
Phone
01903 690025
Email
office@compass-travel.co.uk
Website
compass-travel.co.uk
Bus from Horsham, Bus Station (Black Horse Way) to Coolham, Slaughter Bridge Farm
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
compass-travel.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Canterbury to West Sussex is 89 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 34 min to drive from Canterbury to West Sussex.

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