There are 4 ways to get from Chelmsford to Canterbury by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Canterbury West

$42 - $62

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Bus  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) 100
  2. Take the bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) 022 / ...

$14 - $20

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) 100
  2. Take the train from Rochester to Canterbury East

$29 - $39

Drive  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Canterbury 69.6 miles

$14 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Canterbury is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Canterbury is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 15 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Canterbury is 41 miles. The road distance is 69.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h to get from Chelmsford to Canterbury, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford to Canterbury station. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral and arriving at Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) via Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) and Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chelmsford to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Canterbury West via Stratford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h.

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

You can take a train from Chelmsford to Canterbury via Stratford (London) and Stratford International in around 2 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chelmsford to Canterbury via Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) and Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) in around 4 h 41 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Stratford International to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
48 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
Train from Rochester to Canterbury East
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside)
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com

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