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

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  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Dartford to Gillingham (Kent)
  2. Take the train from Gillingham (Kent) to Canterbury East

$27 - $41

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Dartford, Pizza Hut (Prospect Place Retail Park) to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) 96 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dartford to Canterbury National Express / ...

$10 - $15

3 alternative options

Train via Rainham (Kent)  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Dartford to Rainham (Kent)
  2. Take the train from Rainham (Kent) to Canterbury East

$27 - $38

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dartford to Canterbury 45 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from Dartford to Canterbury 45 miles

$9 - $14

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

You can take a train from Dartford to Canterbury via Gillingham (Kent) in around 1 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dartford to Canterbury via Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) and Dartford in around 2 h 4 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dartford to Gillingham (Kent)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $18
Train from Gillingham (Kent) to Canterbury East
Ave. Duration
38 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
Train from Rainham (Kent) to Canterbury East
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $22
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Dartford to Gillingham (Kent)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Dartford to Rainham (Kent)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
Stagecoach London
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dartford, Pizza Hut (Prospect Place Retail Park) to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva London South
Phone
020 8271 0101
Website
arrivalondon.com
Bus from Dartford, Pizza Hut (Prospect Place Retail Park) to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
arrivalondon.com
Arriva Kent Thameside
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Dartford, Pizza Hut (Prospect Place Retail Park) to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Go-Coachhire
Phone
+44 1732 469800
Email
info@go-coach.co.uk
Website
go-coach.co.uk
Bus from Dartford, Pizza Hut (Prospect Place Retail Park) to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
go-coach.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Dartford to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575656
Website
startaxismedway.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Dartford to Canterbury?

The distance between Dartford and Canterbury is 63 km. The road distance is 72 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Dartford to Canterbury?

The cheapest way to get from Dartford to Canterbury is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 50 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Dartford to Canterbury?

The quickest way to get from Dartford to Canterbury is to taxi which takes 50 min and costs £90 - £110.

Is there a direct train between Dartford and Canterbury?

No, there is no direct train from Dartford to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Dartford and arriving at Canterbury East via Gillingham (Kent). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 38 min.

Is there a direct bus between Dartford and Canterbury?

No, there is no direct bus from Dartford to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Dartford, Pizza Hut (Prospect Place Retail Park) and arriving at Canterbury via Dartford. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 4 min.

How long does it take to get from Dartford to Canterbury?

It takes approximately 1 h 38 min to get from Dartford to Canterbury, including transfers.