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

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Train  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Dartford to Chatham
  2. Take the train from Chatham to Herne Bay

$25 - $35

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Bus  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to University of Kent, Keynes College (Keynes College Layby) 007 / ...
  2. Take the bus from University of Kent, Keynes College (Keynes College Layby) to Herne Bay, Fire Station Triangle

$15 - $20

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Dartford, Home Gardens (The Orchard Theatre) to Ebbsfleet International Railway Station B|Fastrack
  2. Take the train from Ebbsfleet International to Herne Bay

$47 - $72

Taxi  •  51 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dartford to Herne Bay 48.8 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  51 min

  1. Drive from Dartford to Herne Bay 48.8 miles

$10 - $16

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No, there is no direct bus from Dartford to Herne Bay station. However, there are services departing from Dartford, Pizza Hut (Prospect Place Retail Park) and arriving at Herne Bay, Fire Station via Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) and University of Kent, Keynes College (Keynes College Layby). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dartford to Herne Bay. However, there are services departing from Dartford and arriving at Herne Bay via Chatham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 32 min.

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The distance between Dartford and Herne Bay is 40 miles. The road distance is 48.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Dartford to Herne Bay without a car is to train which takes 1 h 32 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 32 min to get from Dartford to Herne Bay, including transfers.

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Dartford to Herne Bay bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre).

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

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The best way to get from Dartford to Herne Bay is to train which takes 1 h 32 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 56 min.

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Dartford to Herne Bay bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, arrive at Herne Bay, Fire Station.

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Dartford to Herne Bay train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Herne Bay station.

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Map of how to get from Dartford to Herne Bay.
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  • Distance: 40 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 32 min

What companies run services between Dartford, England and Herne Bay, England?

You can take a train from Dartford to Herne Bay via Chatham in around 1 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dartford to Herne Bay via Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) and University of Kent, Keynes College (Keynes College Layby) in around 2 h 56 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Dartford to Chatham
Ave. Duration
32 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 Chatham to Herne Bay
Ave. Duration
40 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 Ebbsfleet International to Herne Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
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 Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to University of Kent, Keynes College (Keynes College Layby)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from University of Kent, Keynes College (Keynes College Layby) to Herne Bay, Fire Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva Kent Thameside
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Dartford, Home Gardens (The Orchard Theatre) to Ebbsfleet International Railway Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Dartford to Herne Bay
Ave. Duration
51 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
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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Yes, the driving distance between Dartford to Herne Bay is 49 miles. It takes approximately 51 min to drive from Dartford to Herne Bay.

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