There are 8 ways to get from Exeter 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.

Recommended option

Train Great Western Railway  •  4 h 11 min

$133 - $225

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. National Express
  2. 007 / ...

$27 - $35

6 alternative options

Train South Western Railway  •  5 h 23 min

$87 - $136

Bus, train  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Superfast 1

$93 - $109

Drive  •  4 h 2 min

  1. 231.2 miles

$45 - $75

Fly to London City, train  •  4 h 21 min

  1. EXT - LCY

$92 - $319

Fly to Southend, train  •  7 h 9 min

  1. EXT - SEN

$128 - $401

Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  6 h 50 min

  1. EXT - LGW

$234 - $484

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

You can take a train from Exeter to Canterbury via London Paddington, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, and St Pancras International in around 4 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Canterbury via London Victoria Coach Station and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station in around 7 h 10 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Exeter to Southend via Jersey
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Exeter to Southend via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Exeter to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from Exeter to Southend via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Exeter to Southend via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Exeter to Southend via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,100
Aurigny
Website
aurigny.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $480
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $180
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $75
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $180
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
$35 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from London Bridge to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
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
1 h 29 min
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
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Greater Anglia
Thameslink
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Exeter to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop)
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Berrys Coaches
Website
berryscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Tiverton, Bus Station to Hammersmith Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$54
Schedules at
berryscoaches.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Exeter and Canterbury is 328 km. The road distance is 370 km.

The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Canterbury is to bus which costs £20 - £27 and takes 7 h 10 min.

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

No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Exeter and arriving at Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 10 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to get from Exeter to Canterbury, including transfers.