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There are 5 ways to get from Canterbury to Whitstable by bus, train, taxi, car or foot

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Bus  •  24 min

  1. Take the bus from St Dunstan's, Westgate Towers to Whitstable, St Alphege Church 4 / ...

$3 - $5

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Train  •  41 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury East to Faversham
  2. Take the train from Faversham to Whitstable

$16 - $23

Taxi  •  20 min

  1. Take a taxi from Canterbury to Whitstable 8.7 miles

$26 - $32

Drive  •  20 min

  1. Drive from Canterbury to Whitstable 8.7 miles

$1 - $3

Walk  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Walk from Canterbury to Whitstable 7.1 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Whitstable is to drive which costs £1 - £3 and takes 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canterbury to Whitstable is to taxi which costs £20 - £25 and takes 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from St Dunstan's, Westgate Towers and arriving at Whitstable, St Alphege Church. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 24 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canterbury to Whitstable. However, there are services departing from Canterbury East and arriving at Whitstable via Faversham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and Whitstable is 6 miles. The road distance is 8.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Whitstable without a car is to bus which takes 24 min and costs £2 - £4.

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The bus from St Dunstan's, Westgate Towers to Whitstable, St Alphege Church takes 24 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Canterbury to Whitstable bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, depart from St Dunstan's, Westgate Towers station.

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Canterbury to Whitstable train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Canterbury East station.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Whitstable is to bus which takes 24 min and costs £2 - £4. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £12 - £18 and takes 41 min.

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to Whitstable.
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  • Distance: 6.1 miles
  • Duration: 24 min

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

Stagecoach in East Kent operates a bus from Canterbury to Whitstable every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $3 - $5 and the journey takes 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Canterbury to Whitstable via Faversham in around 41 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Canterbury East to Faversham
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $12
Train from Faversham to Whitstable
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $11
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from St Dunstan's, Westgate Towers to Whitstable, St Alphege Church
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Stagecoach in East Kent
Other operators
Taxi from Canterbury to Whitstable
Ave. Duration
20 min
Estimated price
$26 - $32
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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Canterbury to Whitstable bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, arrive at Whitstable, St Alphege Church station.

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Canterbury to Whitstable train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Whitstable station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Canterbury to Whitstable is 9 miles. It takes approximately 20 min to drive from Canterbury to Whitstable.

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