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

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Train  •  1h 9m

  1. Take the train from Dartford to Strood
  2. Take the train from Strood to Maidstone West

$18 - $27

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Bus, train  •  1h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Dartford, Market Street to Swanley, Railway Station Azalea Drive 477 - Shoppers Heaven / ...
  2. Take the train from Swanley to Maidstone East

$14 - $20

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Bluewater, Bus Station to Chatham, Fire Station 700 - Sapphire
  2. Take the bus from Chatham station to Maidstone, Pudding Lane 101 - Sapphire

Taxi  •  29m

  1. Take a taxi from Dartford to Maidstone 23.7 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  29m

  1. Drive from Dartford to Maidstone 23.7 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Dartford to Maidstone is to drive which costs £3 - £6 and takes 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Dartford to Maidstone is to taxi which costs £50 - £60 and takes 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dartford to Maidstone. However, there are services departing from Dartford, Pizza Hut and arriving at Maidstone, Pudding Lane via Bluewater, Bus Station and Chatham station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 52m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dartford to Maidstone. However, there are services departing from Dartford and arriving at Maidstone West via Strood. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 9m.

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The distance between Dartford and Maidstone is 18 miles. The road distance is 23.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Dartford to Maidstone without a car is to train which takes 1h 9m and costs £13 - £21.

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It takes approximately 1h 9m to get from Dartford to Maidstone, including transfers.

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Dartford to Maidstone bus services, operated by Arriva Kent & Surrey, arrive at Bluewater, Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Dartford to Maidstone is to train which takes 1h 9m and costs £13 - £21. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1h 52m.

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Map of how to get from Dartford to Maidstone.
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  • Distance: 18.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 9m

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

You can take a train from Dartford to Maidstone via Strood in around 1h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dartford to Maidstone via Bluewater, Bus Station, Chatham, Fire Station, and Chatham station in around 1h 52m.

Train operators
Thameslink
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dartford to Strood
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Twice daily
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 Strood to Maidstone West
Ave. Duration
23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
Train from Swanley to Maidstone East
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Bus operators
Arriva Kent Thameside
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Dartford, Market Street to Swanley, Railway Station Azalea Drive
Ave. Duration
24m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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, Market Street to Swanley, Railway Station Azalea Drive
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
go-coach.co.uk
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bluewater, Bus Station to Chatham, Fire Station
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chatham station to Maidstone, Pudding Lane
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Dartford to Maidstone
Ave. Duration
29m
Estimated price
$65 - $80
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
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk

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Dartford to Maidstone bus services, operated by Arriva Kent & Surrey, arrive at Maidstone, Pudding Lane station.

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Dartford to Maidstone train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Maidstone West station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dartford to Maidstone is 24 miles. It takes approximately 29m to drive from Dartford to Maidstone.

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