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 40 min

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

$25 - $34

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) 022 / ...

$9 - $14

3 alternative options

Line 423 bus, train  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the line 423 bus from Dartford, Home Gardens (The Orchard Theatre) to Longfield, Railway Station 423
  2. Take the train from Longfield to Canterbury East

$25 - $34

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dartford to Canterbury 45 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from Dartford to Canterbury 45 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Dartford to Canterbury is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 50 min.

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

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The distance between Dartford and Canterbury is 39 miles. The road distance is 45 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to get from Dartford to Canterbury, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dartford to Canterbury station. However, there are services departing from Dartford, Pizza Hut (Prospect Place Retail Park) and arriving at Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) via Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 3 min.

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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 40 min.

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The nearest airport to Canterbury is Lydd (LYX) Airport which is 23.3 miles away. Other nearby airports include London City (LCY) (47.3 miles), London Gatwick (LGW) (54.7 miles), London Stansted (STN) (55.2 miles) and London Heathrow (LHR) (67.8 miles).

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Map of how to get from Dartford to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 39.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 40 min

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 40 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Dartford to Canterbury 4 times a day. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 50 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Dartford to Gillingham (Kent)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Gillingham (Kent) to Canterbury East
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $21
Train from Longfield to Canterbury East
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Bus operators
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva Kent Thameside
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Dartford, Home Gardens (The Orchard Theatre) to Longfield, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Dartford to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575656
Website
startaxismedway.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.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

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