There are 5 ways to get from Guildford to Canterbury by train, bus or car

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  •  2 h 33 min

$50 - $73

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. 030 / ...
  2. 007 / ...

$16 - $23

3 alternative options

Train via Tonbridge  •  2 h 52 min

$45 - $73

Bus, train  •  3 h 58 min

  1. 32

$46 - $68

Drive  •  1 h 27 min

  1. 83.4 miles

$17 - $26

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

You can take a train from Guildford to Canterbury via London Waterloo, Waterloo Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, and St Pancras International in around 2 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Guildford to Canterbury via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station in around 4 h 15 min.

Train operators
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 Tonbridge to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Guildford to Redhill
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $14
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $21
Bus operators
Compass Travel
Phone
01903 690025
Email
office@compass-travel.co.uk
Website
compass-travel.co.uk
Bus from Friary Bus Station to Redhill Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
compass-travel.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Guildford, Tesco to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Guildford and Canterbury is 115 km. The road distance is 133 km.

The cheapest way to get from Guildford to Canterbury is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 27 min.

The quickest way to get from Guildford to Canterbury is to drive which takes 1 h 27 min and costs £13 - £20.

No, there is no direct train from Guildford to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Guildford and arriving at Canterbury West via Redhill and Tonbridge. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 52 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Guildford to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Guildford, Tesco and arriving at Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to get from Guildford to Canterbury, including transfers.