There are 6 ways to get from Gillingham to Hastings by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train via Ashford International  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Maidstone East to Ashford International
  2. Take the train from Ashford International to Hastings

$31 - $46

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Bus, line 5 bus, line 349 bus  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Gillingham, King Street (Wilko) to Chequers Bus Station
  2. Take the line 5 bus from Chequers Bus Station to Sandhurst, The Swan 5
  3. Take the line 349 bus from Sandhurst, The Swan to Bohemia, White Rock Gardens (Museum) 349

$20

4 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Gillingham (Kent) to Bromley South
  2. Take the train from Orpington to Hastings

$44 - $65

Train #2  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Gillingham (Kent) to Ashford International
  2. Take the train from Ashford International to Hastings

$57 - $81

Taxi  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take a taxi from Gillingham to Hastings 42.8 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Gillingham to Hastings 42.8 miles

$9 - $14

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No, there is no direct bus from Gillingham to Hastings. However, there are services departing from Gillingham, King Street (Wilko) and arriving at Bohemia, White Rock Gardens (Museum) via Chequers Bus Station and Sandhurst, The Swan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Gillingham to Hastings. However, there are services departing from Gillingham (Kent) and arriving at Hastings via Bromley South and Orpington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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The distance between Gillingham and Hastings is 37 miles. The road distance is 42.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Gillingham to Hastings without a car is to train which takes 2 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to get from Gillingham to Hastings, including transfers.

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Gillingham to Hastings bus services, operated by Arriva Kent & Surrey, depart from Gillingham, King Street (Wilko) station.

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Gillingham to Hastings train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Gillingham (Kent) station.

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The best way to get from Gillingham to Hastings is to train which takes 2 h 29 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 5 bus and line 349 bus, which costs and takes 3 h 25 min.

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Gillingham to Hastings bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Hastings, arrive at Bohemia, White Rock Gardens (Museum) station.

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Gillingham to Hastings train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Hastings station.

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Map of how to get from Gillingham to Hastings.
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  • Distance: 37.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 29 min

What companies run services between Gillingham, England and Hastings, England?

You can take a train from Gillingham to Hastings via Maidstone East Railway Station, Maidstone East, and Ashford International in around 2 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gillingham to Hastings via Chequers Bus Station and Sandhurst, The Swan in around 3 h 25 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Maidstone East to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $18
Train from Gillingham (Kent) to Bromley South
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $21
Train from Orpington to Hastings
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Train from Gillingham (Kent) to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Gillingham, King Street (Wilko) to Chequers Bus Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chequers Bus Station to Sandhurst, The Swan
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach in Hastings
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Sandhurst, The Swan to Bohemia, White Rock Gardens (Museum)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Gillingham to Hastings
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575656
Website
startaxismedway.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Gillingham to Hastings is 43 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 8 min to drive from Gillingham to Hastings.

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