There are 4 ways to get from Gloucester to Kent Downs by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the train from Gloucester to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Bearsted

£69 - £126

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Bus  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Gloucester to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Maidstone National Express / ...

£13 - £19

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Gloucester to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Bearsted

£27 - £49

Drive  •  2h 33m

  1. Drive from Gloucester to Kent Downs 152.2 miles

£25 - £40

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The cheapest way to get from Gloucester to Kent Downs is to bus which costs £13 - £19 and takes 7h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Gloucester to Kent Downs is to drive which costs £25 - £40 and takes 2h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gloucester to Kent Downs. However, there are services departing from Gloucester and arriving at Detling, Jade's Crossing via London Victoria Coach Station and Chequers Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 21m.

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The distance between Gloucester and Kent Downs is 128 miles. The road distance is 152.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Gloucester to Kent Downs without a car is to train which takes 4h 14m and costs £65 - £130.

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It takes approximately 4h 14m to get from Gloucester to Kent Downs, including transfers.

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Gloucester to Kent Downs bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gloucester station.

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The best way to get from Gloucester to Kent Downs is to train which takes 4h 14m and costs £65 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £19 and takes 7h 21m.

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Gloucester to Kent Downs bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Maidstone station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gloucester to Kent Downs is 152 miles. It takes approximately 2h 33m to drive from Gloucester to Kent Downs.

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  • Distance: 128.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 14m

What companies run services between Gloucester, England and Kent Downs, England?

You can take a train from Gloucester to Kent Downs via London Paddington, Paddington Rail Station, Victoria, Neathouse Place, London Victoria, and Bearsted in around 4h 14m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gloucester to Kent Downs via London Victoria Coach Station, Maidstone, Chequers Bus Station, and Detling, Jade's Crossing in around 7h 21m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gloucester to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£25 - £40
Advanced Single
£26 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £85
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 Gloucester to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £9
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National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Maidstone
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
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National Express

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There are 445+ hotels available in Kent Downs. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Flag of United Kingdom Maidstone, United Kingdom

Maidstone is the county town of Kent, England, 32 mi south-east of London. The River Medway runs through the centre of the town, linking it with Rochester and the Thames Estuary. Historically, the river was a source and route for much of the town's trade as the centre of the agricultural county of Kent, known as the Garden of England. There is evidence of a settlement in the area dating back to before the Stone Age. - Wikipedia

Things to do in Maidstone

  • Leeds Castle

    Leeds Castle is in Kent, England, 5 mi southeast of Maidstone. A castle has been on the site since 1119. In the 13th century it came into the hands of King Edward I, for whom it became a favourite residence; in the 16th century, Henry VIII used it as a dwelling for his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. The castle today dates mostly from the 19th century and is built on islands in a lake formed by the River Len to the east of the village of Leeds. It has been open to the public since 1976.

  • Mote Park

    Mote Park is a 440 acre multi-use public park in Maidstone, Kent. Previously a country estate it was converted to landscaped park land at the end of the 18th century before becoming a municipal park. It includes the former stately home Mote House together with a miniature railway, pitch and putt golf course and a boating lake. The park has also been used as a cricket ground for the Kent County Cricket Club. The house is set in 450 acre of garden landscape and consists of 85 houses and apartments. The park is maintained by Maidstone Borough Council with support from the Mote Park Fellowship, a group of volunteers.

  • Rochester Castle

    Rochester Castle stands on the east bank of the River Medway in Rochester, Kent, South East England. The 12th-century keep or stone tower, which is the castle's most prominent feature, is one of the best preserved in England or France.

  • Kent Life

    Kent Life (formerly the Museum of Kent Life) is an English open-air museum located at Sandling, next to Allington Locks, on the east bank of the River Medway.

Places to stay in Maidstone

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