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

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Train via St Pancras International  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Guildford to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West

$49 - $73

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Bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Guildford, Tesco to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 030 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) 007 / ...

$16 - $23

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Guildford to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo East to Canterbury West

$42 - $69

Bus, train  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Friary Bus Station to Redhill Bus Station 32
  2. Take the train from Tonbridge to Canterbury West

$45 - $67

Drive  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Guildford to Canterbury 83.4 miles

$17 - $26

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Guildford to Canterbury station. 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.

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No, there is no direct train from Guildford to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Guildford and arriving at Canterbury West via London Waterloo East. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 56 min.

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The distance between Guildford and Canterbury is 72 miles. The road distance is 83.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Guildford to Canterbury without a car is to train which takes 2 h 31 min and costs £35 - £55.

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It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to get from Guildford to Canterbury, including transfers.

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Guildford to Canterbury bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Guildford, Tesco station.

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Guildford to Canterbury train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Guildford station.

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The best way to get from Guildford to Canterbury is to train which takes 2 h 31 min and costs £35 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £18 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Guildford to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 72 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 31 min

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 31 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
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from London Waterloo East to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 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 Tonbridge to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
compass-travel.co.uk
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 Guildford, Tesco to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop)
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus

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Guildford to Canterbury bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop).

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Guildford to Canterbury train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Canterbury West station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Guildford to Canterbury is 83 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 27 min to drive from Guildford to Canterbury.

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