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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via Ebbsfleet International  •  2 h

  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

$44 - $66

Cheapest option

Line 2 bus, line 12 bus  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the line 2 bus from Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station to Tenterden, The Vine (The Vine Inn) 2
  2. Take the line 12 bus from Tenterden, The Vine (The Vine Inn) to Maidstone Town Centre, Royal Star Arcade 12

$21

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 51 min

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

$56 - $84

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

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. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hastings to Chatham via Tenterden, The Vine (The Vine Inn), Maidstone Town Centre, Royal Star Arcade, and Maidstone Town Centre, Pudding Lane (Medway Street) in around 2 h 56 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
$19 - $27
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $27
Train from Ebbsfleet International to Chatham
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $19
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
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford International Station to Ebbsfleet International Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $29
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$27 - $29
Premier
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Hastings
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station to Tenterden, The Vine (The Vine Inn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Tenterden, The Vine (The Vine Inn) to Maidstone Town Centre, Royal Star Arcade
Ave. Duration
58 min
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Hastings and Chatham is 58 km. The road distance is 66 km.

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

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

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.

No, there is no direct bus from Hastings to Chatham. However, there are services departing from Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station and arriving at Chatham, Westmount Avenue via Tenterden, The Vine (The Vine Inn) and Maidstone Town Centre, Pudding Lane (Medway Street). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 56 min.

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