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There are 11 ways to get from Edinburgh to Canterbury by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 59m

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

£82 - £442

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Bus  •  12h 15m

  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

£19 - £25

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Train via Sheffield  •  7h 53m

  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

£217 - £461

Drive  •  7h 36m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Canterbury 431.4 miles

£65 - £95

Fly Edinburgh to London City, train  •  4h 53m

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

£88 - £326

Fly Edinburgh to London Heathrow, train  •  5h 37m

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

£75 - £251

Fly Edinburgh to London Gatwick, train  •  5h 26m

  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

£75 - £213

Fly Edinburgh to London Luton, train  •  5h 19m

  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

£75 - £363

Fly Edinburgh to London Stansted, bus, train  •  5h 35m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Stansted (STN) EDI - STN
  2. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport Coach Station to London Stratford City Bus Station
  3. Take the train from Stratford International to Canterbury West

£52 - £181

Train to Glasgow, fly to London City, train  •  6h 38m

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

£96 - £464

Fly Edinburgh to Southampton, train  •  6h 30m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Southampton (SOU) EDI - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West

£134 - £524

Edinburgh to Canterbury by train and walk

The journey time between Edinburgh and Canterbury is around 6h and covers a distance of around 463 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 26m. Operated by LNER and South Eastern Trains Service, the Edinburgh to Canterbury service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Canterbury West. Typically 118 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
6h
Fastest journey time:
5h 26m
Services per week:
118
Cheapest price:
£82
Carbon emissions:
39 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:40
Last service departs at:
19:36

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Canterbury train and walk schedules

Edinburgh → Canterbury
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The most affordable way to get from Edinburgh to Canterbury is to bus, which costs £19 - £26 and takes 12h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Canterbury is to fly and train which costs £85 - £330 and takes 4h 53m.

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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 12h 15m.

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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 59m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Canterbury is 369 miles. The road distance is 431.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Canterbury without a car is to train which takes 5h 59m and costs £80 - £450.

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It takes approximately 5h 59m 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 59m and costs £80 - £450. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £26 and takes 12h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 369.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 59m

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 59m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Canterbury via London Victoria Coach Station in around 12h 15m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £370
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £260
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £550
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £390
Flights from Glasgow to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £380
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £200
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £200
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£27 - £160
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
£27 - £160
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £390
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £550
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £390
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £450
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£120 - £350
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£26 - £130
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £390
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£170 - £240
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£270 - £390
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£6 - £80
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£55 - £80
South Eastern Trains Service
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £60
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
£30 - £45
1st Class
£40 - £60
Train from Stratford International to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £55
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
£30 - £45
1st Class
£35 - £55
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£110 - £300
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£110 - £140
Anytime Day 1st Class
£210 - £300
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£26 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£26 - £32
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £110
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£80 - £120
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£75 - £110
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£35 - £60
Off-Peak Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£75 - £110
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £24
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £20
Off-Peak Single
£12 - £18
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£16 - £24
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£70 - £90
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£70 - £90
Train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£13 - £17
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
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
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
National Express
Bus from Stansted Airport London to London Stratford also for Westfield
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
National Express
Airport Bus Express
Phone
0044 (0) 1279681984
Email
info@airportbusexpress.co.uk
Website
airportbusexpress.co.uk
Bus from London Stansted Airport Coach Station to London Stratford City Bus Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
Airport Bus Express

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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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 South Eastern Trains Service, arrive at Canterbury West station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Canterbury is 431 miles. It takes approximately 7h 36m to drive from Edinburgh to Canterbury.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £1 - £6.

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