There are 5 ways to get from Hastings to Chatham by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train via Ebbsfleet International  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Hastings to Ashford International
  2. Take the train from Ashford International to Ebbsfleet International
  3. Take the train from Ebbsfleet International to Chatham

$43 - $65

Cheapest option

Line 304 bus, line 5 bus  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the line 304 bus from Bohemia, White Rock Gardens to Hawkhurst, British Legion Hall 304 / ...
  2. Take the line 5 bus from Hawkhurst, Ockley Road to Maidstone, Mill Street (Palace Avenue) 5

$20

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Hastings to Ashford International
  2. Take the train from Ashford International to Chatham

$56 - $83

Taxi  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Hastings to Chatham 41.2 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Hastings to Chatham 41.2 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Hastings to Chatham is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hastings to Chatham is to taxi which costs £85 - £100 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hastings to Chatham. However, there are services departing from Bohemia, White Rock Gardens and arriving at Chatham, Westmount Avenue via Hawkhurst, Ockley Road and Maidstone, Pudding Lane (Medway Street). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Hastings to Chatham. However, there are services departing from Hastings and arriving at Chatham via Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 4 min.

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The distance between Hastings and Chatham is 36 miles. The road distance is 41.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Hastings to Chatham without a car is to train which takes 2 h 4 min and costs £30 - £50.

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It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to get from Hastings to Chatham, including transfers.

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Hastings to Chatham bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Hastings, depart from Bohemia, White Rock Gardens station.

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Hastings to Chatham train services, operated by Southern, depart from Hastings station.

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The best way to get from Hastings to Chatham is to train which takes 2 h 4 min and costs £30 - £50. Alternatively, you can line 304 bus and line 5 bus, which costs £16 and takes 2 h 46 min.

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Hastings to Chatham bus services, operated by Arriva Kent & Surrey, arrive at Maidstone, Mill Street (Palace Avenue) station.

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Hastings to Chatham train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Chatham station.

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Map of how to get from Hastings to Chatham.
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  • Distance: 36.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 4 min

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

You can take a train from Hastings to Chatham via Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International in around 2 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hastings to Chatham via Hawkhurst, British Legion Hall, Hawkhurst, Ockley Road, Maidstone, Mill Street (Palace Avenue), and Maidstone, Pudding Lane (Medway Street) in around 2 h 46 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Ashford International to Ebbsfleet International
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $27
Train from Ebbsfleet International to Chatham
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
Train from Ashford International to Chatham
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford International Station to Ebbsfleet International Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $29
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$26 - $29
Premier
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Hastings
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bohemia, White Rock Gardens to Hawkhurst, British Legion Hall
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Hawkhurst, Ockley Road to Maidstone, Mill Street (Palace Avenue)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Hastings to Chatham
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
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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