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

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Train, bus  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Dartford to Chatham
  2. Take the bus from Chatham Railway Station to Maidstone, Pudding Lane (Medway Street) 101|Sapphire

$14 - $17

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Bus  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Chatham, Fire Station 700|Sapphire
  2. Take the bus from Chatham Railway Station to Maidstone East Railway Station 101|Sapphire

$13 - $14

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 9 min

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

$18 - $28

Taxi  •  29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dartford to Maidstone 23.7 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  29 min

  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 29 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Dartford to Maidstone station. However, there are services departing from Dartford, Pizza Hut (Prospect Place Retail Park) and arriving at Maidstone East Railway Station via Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) and Chatham Railway Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 20 min.

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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 1 h 9 min.

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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 and bus which takes 1 h 2 min and costs £10 - £14.

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It takes approximately 1 h 2 min 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 (Bluewater Shopping Centre).

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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 1 h 9 min and costs £13 - £21. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £11 and takes 1 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Dartford to Maidstone.
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  • Distance: 18.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 2 min

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

You can take a train from Dartford to Maidstone via Strood in around 1 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dartford to Maidstone via Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre), Chatham, Fire Station, and Chatham Railway Station in around 1 h 20 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
Train from Dartford to Strood
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dartford to Strood
Ave. Duration
27 min
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
23 min
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
Bus operators
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chatham Railway Station to Maidstone, Pudding Lane (Medway Street)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Chatham, Fire Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chatham Railway Station to Maidstone East Railway Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Dartford to Maidstone
Ave. Duration
29 min
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
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 Maidstone bus services, operated by Arriva Kent & Surrey, arrive at Maidstone East Railway 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 29 min to drive from Dartford to Maidstone.

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