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There are 6 ways to get from Forest Hill to Maidstone by bus, train, taxi or car

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Line 185 bus, train  •  2h 11m

  1. Take the line 185 bus from Forest Hill Stn Devonshire Rd to Victoria 185
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Maidstone East

$24 - $33

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Line 185 bus, bus  •  2h 36m

  1. Take the line 185 bus from Forest Hill Station London Rd to Lewisham Station 185
  2. Take the bus from London Lewisham to Maidstone National Express / ...

$10 - $14

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Train  •  2h 19m

  1. Take the train from London Bridge to Paddock Wood
  2. Take the train from Paddock Wood to Maidstone West

$29 - $43

Line 122 bus, train, bus  •  2h 59m

  1. Take the line 122 bus from Forest Hill Stn Dartmouth Rd to Woolwich Arsenal Station 122
  2. Take the train from Woolwich Arsenal to Gillingham (Kent)
  3. Take the bus from Gillingham, King Street to Maidstone, Pudding Lane

Taxi  •  43m

  1. Take a taxi from Forest Hill to Maidstone 35.3 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  43m

  1. Drive from Forest Hill to Maidstone 35.3 miles

$7 - $11

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The cheapest way to get from Forest Hill to Maidstone is to drive which costs £5 - £9 and takes 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Forest Hill to Maidstone is to taxi which costs £70 - £90 and takes 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Forest Hill station to Maidstone. However, there are services departing from Forest Hill Station London Rd and arriving at Maidstone via London Lewisham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 36m.

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No, there is no direct train from Forest Hill to Maidstone. However, there are services departing from Forest Hill and arriving at Maidstone West via London Bridge and Paddock Wood. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 19m.

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The distance between Forest Hill and Maidstone is 28 miles. The road distance is 35.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Forest Hill to Maidstone without a car is to line 185 bus and train which takes 2h 11m and costs £18 - £25.

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It takes approximately 2h 11m to get from Forest Hill to Maidstone, including transfers.

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Forest Hill to Maidstone bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Forest Hill Station London Rd.

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Forest Hill to Maidstone train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from London Bridge station.

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The best way to get from Forest Hill to Maidstone is to train which takes 2h 19m and costs £22 - £35. Alternatively, you can line 185 bus and bus, which costs £7 - £11 and takes 2h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Forest Hill to Maidstone.
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  • Distance: 27.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 11m

What companies run services between Forest Hill, Greater London, England and Maidstone, England?

You can take a train from Forest Hill to Maidstone via London Bridge and Paddock Wood in around 2h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Forest Hill to Maidstone via Lewisham Station and London Lewisham in around 2h 36m.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Victoria to Maidstone East
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Train from London Bridge to Paddock Wood
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Train from Paddock Wood to Maidstone West
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $12
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Woolwich Arsenal to Gillingham (Kent)
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
London Buses
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Forest Hill Stn Devonshire Rd to Victoria
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Forest Hill Station London Rd to Lewisham Station
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Forest Hill Stn Dartmouth Rd to Woolwich Arsenal Station
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Transport for London
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 London Lewisham to Maidstone
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Gillingham, King Street to Maidstone, Pudding Lane
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Forest Hill to Maidstone
Ave. Duration
43m
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk

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Forest Hill to Maidstone bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Maidstone station.

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Forest Hill to Maidstone train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Maidstone West station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Forest Hill to Maidstone is 35 miles. It takes approximately 43m to drive from Forest Hill to Maidstone.

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