There are 9 ways to get from Canterbury to York by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train Virgin Trains East Coast  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to York

$65 - $199

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 022 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Leeds National Express / ...

$35 - $73

7 alternative options

Train East Midlands Trains  •  5 h 36 min

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

$135 - $199

Drive  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Canterbury to York 258.9 miles

$55 - $80

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  3. Take the train from Leeds to York

$135 - $328

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to York

$159 - $388

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Newcastle, train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to York

$151 - $453

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to Stratford International
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to York

$146 - $427

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Leeds Bradford  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) SOU - LBA
  4. Take the train from Leeds to York

$153 - $378

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

You can take a train from Canterbury to York via St Pancras International and London Kings Cross in around 3 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canterbury to York via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals, London Victoria Coach Station, Leeds, and Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) in around 8 h 14 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from Canterbury West to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Virgin Trains East Coast
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
Train from London Kings Cross to York
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$60 - $95
Train from Leeds to York
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$12 - $19
1st Class
$22 - $35
Train from Newcastle to York
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$19 - $30
1st Class
$35 - $55
Grand Central
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to York
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$50 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$100 - $160
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $150
Anytime Single
$140 - $210
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to York
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $10
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $16
Train from Manchester Airport to York
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Newcastle to York
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $22
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leeds to York
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
Train from Newcastle to York
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Greater Anglia
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Leeds
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Canterbury and York is 332 km. The road distance is 414 km.

The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to York is to bus which costs £25 - £55 and takes 8 h 14 min.

The quickest way to get from Canterbury to York is to train which takes 3 h 13 min and costs £45 - £150.

No, there is no direct train from Canterbury to York. However, there are services departing from Canterbury West and arriving at York via London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 13 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury to York. However, there are services departing from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) and arriving at York, Rougier Street (Central Interchange) via London Victoria Coach Station and Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 14 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to get from Canterbury to York, including transfers.