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

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Hastings to Ashford International
  2. Take the train from Ashford International to Canterbury West

$26 - $39

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station to Lydd, Camp (opp Shelter) 70
  2. Take the bus from Lydd, Camp (opp Shelter) to Folkestone, Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Folkestone, Bus Station to Canterbury, Waitrose

$23

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Hastings to Canterbury 45.3 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Hastings to Canterbury 45.3 miles

$9 - $14

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

You can take a train from Hastings to Canterbury via Ashford International in around 1 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hastings to Canterbury via Lydd, Camp (opp Shelter) and Folkestone, Bus Station in around 3 h 27 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Hastings
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station to Lydd, Camp (opp Shelter)
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lydd, Camp (opp Shelter) to Folkestone, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Folkestone, Bus Station to Canterbury, Waitrose
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Hastings to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Sussex Cars Eastbourne
Phone
+44 1323 726726
Website
726726.co.uk
Mini Bus Taxi
Phone
+44 7944 422074
Website
airporttaxieastbourne.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Hastings and Canterbury is 59 km. The road distance is 73 km.

The cheapest way to get from Hastings to Canterbury is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 1 h 3 min.

The quickest way to get from Hastings to Canterbury is to taxi which takes 1 h 3 min and costs £90 - £110.

No, there is no direct train from Hastings to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Hastings and arriving at Canterbury West via Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 14 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Hastings to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station and arriving at Canterbury, Waitrose via Lydd, Camp (opp Shelter) and Folkestone, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 27 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 14 min to get from Hastings to Canterbury, including transfers.