There are 4 ways to get from Harpenden to Canterbury by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Harpenden to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West

$48 - $67

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Bus  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station 757 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) 007 / ...

$26 - $33

2 alternative options

Train via Rochester  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Harpenden to Rochester
  2. Take the train from Rochester to Canterbury East

$42 - $58

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Harpenden to Canterbury 91.6 miles

$19 - $29

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No, there is no direct bus from Harpenden to Canterbury station. However, there are services departing from Harpenden, Old Cock Inn and arriving at Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) via Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Harpenden to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Harpenden and arriving at Canterbury West via St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 7 min.

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The distance between Harpenden and Canterbury is 72 miles. The road distance is 91.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Harpenden to Canterbury without a car is to train which takes 2 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 7 min to get from Harpenden to Canterbury, including transfers.

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Harpenden to Canterbury bus services, operated by Green Line (operated by Arriva), arrive at Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station).

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Harpenden to Canterbury train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Harpenden station.

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The best way to get from Harpenden to Canterbury is to train which takes 2 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 16 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Harpenden to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 72.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 7 min

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

You can take a train from Harpenden to Canterbury via London St Pancras International LL and St Pancras International in around 2 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Harpenden to Canterbury via Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station), Victoria, Green Line Coach Station, and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station in around 5 h 16 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Harpenden to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Harpenden to Rochester
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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 Rochester to Canterbury East
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Bus operators
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
Green Line
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Green Line (Arriva)
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 Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop)
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 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
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus

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Yes, the driving distance between Harpenden to Canterbury is 92 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to drive from Harpenden to Canterbury.

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