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There are 3 ways to get from Dartford to Rye by train, bus or car

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Dartford to Gravesend
  2. Take the bus from Gravesend, Garrick Street to Ebbsfleet International station
  3. Take the train from Ebbsfleet International to Ashford International
  4. Take the train from Ashford International to Rye

Cheapest option

Bus, train, line 100 bus

  1. Take the bus from Bexleyheath Clocktower to Orpington
  2. Take the train from Orpington to Hastings
  3. Take the line 100 bus from Hastings Town Centre, station to Rye, Railway Station

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Drive

  1. Drive from Dartford to Rye

Dartford to Rye by train and bus

The journey time between Dartford and Rye is around 2h 4m and covers a distance of around 59 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 57 min. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 34m. Services are operated by Thameslink, South Eastern Trains Service, Arriva Kent Thameside and others. Typically 124 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
1h 6m
Layover time:
57 min
Total time:
2h 4m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
1h 34m
Journey distance:
59 miles
Services per week:
124
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:58
Last service departs at:
22:36

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Dartford to Rye train and bus schedules

Dartford → Rye
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rye is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rye is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Rye is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 20 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dartford to Rye is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Dartford to Rye is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1h 6m.

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The distance between Dartford and Rye is 41 miles. The road distance is 54.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Dartford to Rye without a car is to train and bus which takes 2h 27m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 27m to get from Dartford to Rye, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dartford to Rye is 55 miles. It takes approximately 1h 6m to drive from Dartford to Rye.

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Map of how to get from Dartford to Rye.
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  • Distance: 41.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 27m

What companies run services between Dartford, England and Rye, East Sussex, England?

There is no direct connection from Dartford to Rye. However, you can take the train to Gravesend, take the walk to Gravesend, Garrick Street, take the bus to Ebbsfleet International station, take the walk to Ebbsfleet International, take the train to Ashford International, then take the train to Rye. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dartford to Rye via Bexleyheath Clocktower, Orpington, Orpington, Hastings, and Hastings Town Centre, station in around 4h 15m.

Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Dartford to Gravesend
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£4 - £6
South Eastern Trains Service
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dartford to Gravesend
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £13
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
£3 - £6
1st Class
£9 - £13
Train from Ebbsfleet International to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £35
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
£15 - £22
1st Class
£22 - £35
Train from Orpington to Hastings
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£22 - £45
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
£22 - £35
1st Class
£29 - £45
Bus operators
Arriva Kent Thameside
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Gravesend, Garrick Street to Ebbsfleet International station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
Arriva Kent Thameside
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Bexleyheath Clocktower to Orpington
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£0
Website
Transport for London
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hastings Town Centre, station to Rye, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Stagecoach South

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