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There are 6 ways to get from Exeter to Canterbury by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Great Western Railway  •  4h 9m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West

$125 - $221

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Bus  •  6h 51m

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

$26 - $35

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Train South Western Railway  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the train from Exeter Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo East to Canterbury West

$83 - $130

Bus, train  •  8h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Tiverton, Bus Station to Hammersmith Bus Station Superfast 1
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Canterbury East

Drive  •  4h 2m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Canterbury 231.2 miles

$45 - $75

Fly, train  •  4h 28m

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

$91 - $314

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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Canterbury is to bus which costs £20 - £27 and takes 6h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Canterbury is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 4h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Exeter and arriving at Canterbury via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 51m.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Exeter Central and arriving at Canterbury West via London Waterloo East. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 42m.

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The distance between Exeter and Canterbury is 205 miles. The road distance is 231.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Canterbury without a car is to train which takes 4h 9m and costs £95 - £170.

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It takes approximately 4h 9m to get from Exeter to Canterbury, including transfers.

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

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Exeter to Canterbury train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Exeter Central station.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Canterbury is to train which takes 4h 9m and costs £95 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £27 and takes 6h 51m.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 205.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 9m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Canterbury, England?

You can take a train from Exeter to Canterbury via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and St Pancras International in around 4h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Canterbury via London Victoria Coach Station in around 6h 51m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Exeter to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $170
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from London Waterloo East to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from London Victoria to Canterbury East
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Stratford International to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
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 Exeter to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
National Express
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 London to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Berrys Coaches
Website
berryscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Tiverton, Bus Station to Hammersmith Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
berryscoaches.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Exeter Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Canterbury is 231 miles. It takes approximately 4h 2m to drive from Exeter to Canterbury.

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Flybe offers flights from Exeter Airport to London City Airport.

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Book your Exeter to Canterbury bus tickets online with Distribusion and Distribusion.

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There are 744+ hotels available in Canterbury. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Exeter Airport is to line 56 bus which takes 29m and costs £2 - £3.

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