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

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Train  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Dartford to Rochester
  2. Take the train from Rochester to Canterbury East

$25 - $38

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Bus  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Dartford to Canterbury National Express / ...

$9 - $13

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Dartford, Home Gardens to Longfield, station 423
  2. Take the train from Longfield to Canterbury East

$20 - $29

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dartford to Canterbury 45 miles

$120 - $150

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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No, there is no direct bus from Dartford to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Dartford, Pizza Hut and arriving at Canterbury via Dartford. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 2 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 Rochester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 43 min.

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

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The best way to get from Dartford to Canterbury without a car is to train which takes 1 h 43 min and costs £19 - £29.

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It takes approximately 1 h 43 min to get from Dartford to Canterbury, including transfers.

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

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Dartford to Canterbury train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Dartford station.

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The best way to get from Dartford to Canterbury is to train which takes 1 h 43 min and costs £19 - £29. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £6 - £10 and takes 2 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Dartford to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 39.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 43 min

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

You can take a train from Dartford to Canterbury via Rochester in around 1 h 43 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Dartford to Canterbury every 4 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 50 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dartford to Rochester
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $15
Train from Rochester to Canterbury East
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $23
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

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 Dartford to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva Kent Thameside
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Dartford, Home Gardens to Longfield, station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Redroute Buses
Phone
+44 1474 353896
Email
redroutebuses@btconnect.com
Website
redroutebuses.co.uk
Bus from Dartford, Home Gardens to Longfield, station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
redroutebuses.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Dartford to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
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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Dartford to Canterbury bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Canterbury station.

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Dartford to Canterbury train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Canterbury East station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dartford to Canterbury is 45 miles. It takes approximately 50 min to drive from Dartford to Canterbury.

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