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 (Playhouse Theatre) 4 / ...

$4

4 alternative options

Train  •  39 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 (Playhouse Theatre). Services depart every 10 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 39 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 £3.

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The bus from St Dunstan's, Westgate Towers to Whitstable, St Alphege Church (Playhouse Theatre) takes 24 min including transfers and departs every 10 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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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 10 minutes. Tickets cost $4 and the journey takes 24 min. Regent Coaches also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Canterbury to Whitstable via Faversham in around 39 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
Every 30 minutes
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 (Playhouse Theatre)
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Regent Coaches
Phone
+44 (0)1227 794345
Email
info@regentcoaches.com
Website
regentcoaches.co.uk
Bus from St Stephen's, Archbishop's School to Whitstable, Harbour Street (Albert Street)
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
regentcoaches.co.uk
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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