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

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Train via Birmingham New Street  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West

$112 - $215

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Bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) 007 / ...

$22 - $29

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Train Great Western Railway  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Charing Cross to Canterbury West

$97 - $170

Bus, train  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Royal Well Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Magdalen Street East (Stop C6) 853
  2. Take the bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Bressenden Place X90
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to Canterbury East

$59 - $82

Drive  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Canterbury 170 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Canterbury station. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cheltenham to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Canterbury West via Birmingham New Street and St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 4 min.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Canterbury is 143 miles. The road distance is 170 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Canterbury without a car is to train which takes 4 h 4 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 4 min to get from Cheltenham to Canterbury, including transfers.

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Cheltenham to Canterbury bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cheltenham station.

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Cheltenham to Canterbury train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Cheltenham Spa station.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Canterbury is to train which takes 4 h 4 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 10 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 143.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 4 min

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

You can take a train from Cheltenham to Canterbury via Birmingham New Street, London Euston, and St Pancras International in around 4 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Canterbury via London Victoria Coach Station and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station in around 6 h 10 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from London Charing Cross to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from London Victoria to Canterbury East
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $120
Bus operators
Swanbrook Coaches
Phone
1452 712386
Email
enquiries@swanbrook.co.uk
Website
swanbrook.co.uk
Bus from Royal Well Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Magdalen Street East (Stop C6)
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
swanbrook.co.uk
Oxford Bus Company
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Email
info@oxfordbus.co.uk
Website
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Bressenden Place
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Bressenden Place
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 Cheltenham to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop)
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to Canterbury is 170 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to drive from Cheltenham to Canterbury.

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