There are 10 ways to get from Edinburgh to Canterbury by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West

£62 - £104

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Bus  •  11h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury National Express / ...

£20 - £25

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Train via Sheffield  •  7h 48m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West

£168 - £268

Drive  •  7h 39m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Canterbury 429.8 miles

£70 - £110

Fly Edinburgh to London City, train  •  4h 46m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London City (LCY) EDI - LCY
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Canterbury West

£78 - £226

Fly Edinburgh to London Heathrow, train  •  5h 33m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Heathrow (LHR) EDI - LHR
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West

£72 - £223

Fly Edinburgh to London Luton, train  •  5h 21m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Luton (LTN) EDI - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West

£73 - £184

Fly Edinburgh to London Gatwick, train  •  5h 42m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Gatwick (LGW) EDI - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West

£76 - £183

Fly Edinburgh to London Stansted, train  •  5h 28m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Stansted (STN) EDI - STN
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West

£66 - £182

Train to Glasgow, fly to Southend, train  •  6h 18m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Southend (SEN) GLA - SEN
  3. Take the train from Southend Airport to Stratford (London)
  4. Take the train from Stratford International to Canterbury West

£98 - £386

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Canterbury is to bus which costs £19 - £26 and takes 11h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Canterbury is to fly and train which costs £75 - £230 and takes 4h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Canterbury via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Canterbury West via St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 57m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Canterbury is 369 miles. The road distance is 429.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Canterbury without a car is to train which takes 5h 57m and costs £60 - £110.

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It takes approximately 5h 57m to get from Edinburgh to Canterbury, including transfers.

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

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Edinburgh to Canterbury train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Canterbury is to train which takes 5h 57m and costs £60 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £26 and takes 11h 54m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 369.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 57m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Canterbury, England?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Canterbury via London Kings Cross and St Pancras International in around 5h 57m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Canterbury via London Victoria Coach Station in around 11h 54m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £310
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £270
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £190
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £600
Flights from Glasgow to Southend
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £160
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £160
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £160
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £140
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £140
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £250
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £250
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £240
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Southend
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £270
Flights from Glasgow to Southend via Derry
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£130 - £600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £140
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £600
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
£30 - £45
1st Class
£55 - £85
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £60
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£30 - £45
1st Class
£40 - £60
Train from Stratford International to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£30 - £45
1st Class
£35 - £55
CrossCountry
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£55 - £85
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£29 - £45
Off-Peak Single
£55 - £90
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £85
Anytime Single
£80 - £120
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £8
Off-Peak Single
£10 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Single
£15 - £22
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
Train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from Southend Airport to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£15 - £23
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Southend Airport to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
London Overground
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 Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£14 - £19
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National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
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National Express
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Edinburgh to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£17 - £21
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Edinburgh to Canterbury bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Canterbury station.

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Edinburgh to Canterbury train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Canterbury West station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Canterbury is 430 miles. It takes approximately 7h 39m to drive from Edinburgh to Canterbury.

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KLM, Flybe and British Airways offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to London City Airport.

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There are 945+ hotels available in Canterbury. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 31 min and costs £1 - £6.

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