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

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Train via Ebbsfleet International  •  2h 8m

  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

£29 - £73

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Line 305 bus, line 5 bus  •  3h 29m

  1. Take the line 305 bus from Bohemia, White Rock Gardens to Hawkhurst, British Legion Hall 304 / ...
  2. Take the line 5 bus from Hawkhurst, Ockley Road to Maidstone, King Street 5

£10 - £16

3 alternative options

Train  •  3h 53m

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

£49 - £92

Taxi  •  1h 3m

  1. Take a taxi from Hastings to Chatham 41.1 miles

£85 - £110

Drive  •  1h 3m

  1. Drive from Hastings to Chatham 41.1 miles

£6 - £10

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

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The quickest way to get from Hastings to Chatham is to taxi which costs £85 - £110 and takes 1h 3m.

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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 29m.

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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 2h 8m.

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The distance between Hastings and Chatham is 36 miles. The road distance is 41.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Hastings to Chatham without a car is to train via Ebbsfleet International which takes 2h 8m and costs £29 - £75.

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It takes approximately 2h 8m 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 via Ebbsfleet International which takes 2h 8m and costs £29 - £75. Alternatively, you can line 305 bus and line 5 bus, which costs £10 - £16 and takes 3h 29m.

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Map of how to get from Hastings to Chatham.
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  • Distance: 36.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 8m

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 2h 8m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hastings to Chatham via Hawkhurst, British Legion Hall, Hawkhurst, Ockley Road, Maidstone, King Street, and Maidstone, Pudding Lane in around 3h 29m.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Hastings to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £23
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£9 - £13
Anytime 1st Class
£16 - £23
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
£15 - £35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£15 - £22
1st Class
£22 - £35
Train from Ebbsfleet International to Chatham
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £16
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£5 - £8
1st Class
£11 - £16
Train from Ashford International to Chatham
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £70
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£40 - £60
1st Class
£45 - £70
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Hastings
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bohemia, White Rock Gardens to Hawkhurst, British Legion Hall
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £6
Website
Stagecoach in Hastings
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Hawkhurst, Ockley Road to Maidstone, King Street
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £6
Website
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Other operators
Taxi from Hastings to Chatham
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Estimated price
£85 - £110
Town Trip Taxis
Phone
+44 1424 447 070
Website
towntrip.co.uk
Hastings Taxi Call
Phone
+44 1424 866 866
Website
taxishastings.com
Conquest Taxis
Phone
+44 1424 404 404

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Hastings to Chatham bus services, operated by Arriva Kent & Surrey, arrive at Maidstone, King Street station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Hastings to Chatham is 41 miles. It takes approximately 1h 3m to drive from Hastings to Chatham.

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