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There are 7 ways to get from Hastings to Chatham by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, bus  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Hastings to Ashford International
  2. Take the train from Ashford International to Maidstone East
  3. Take the bus from Maidstone East station to Chatham, Westmount Avenue

Cheapest option

Train  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Hastings to Orpington
  2. Take the train from Bromley South to Chatham

$43 - $64

5 alternative options

Train, line 7 bus  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Hastings to Tunbridge Wells
  2. Take the line 7 bus from Tunbridge Wells, station to Maidstone, The Cannon 7 / ...

Line 305 bus, line 5 bus  •  3 h 26 min

  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, Mill Street 5

Train via Ashford International  •  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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 26 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 Orpington and Bromley South. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 24 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 and bus which takes 1 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 54 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 Southeastern, depart from Hastings station.

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The best way to get from Hastings to Chatham is to train which takes 2 h 24 min and costs £30 - £50. Alternatively, you can line 305 bus and line 5 bus, which costs and takes 3 h 26 min.

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Map of how to get from Hastings to Chatham.
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  • Distance: 36.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 54 min

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

You can take a train from Hastings to Chatham via Orpington and Bromley South in around 2 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hastings to Chatham via Hawkhurst, British Legion Hall, Hawkhurst, Ockley Road, Maidstone, Mill Street, and Maidstone, Pudding Lane in around 3 h 26 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Ashford International to Maidstone East
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $18
Train from Hastings to Orpington
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Train from Bromley South to Chatham
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Train from Hastings to Tunbridge Wells
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $23
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 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Maidstone East station to Chatham, Westmount Avenue
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Tunbridge Wells, station to Maidstone, The Cannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Hawkhurst, Ockley Road to Maidstone, Mill Street
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
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
Website
Stagecoach in Hastings
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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Hastings to Chatham bus services, operated by Arriva Kent & Surrey, arrive at Maidstone, Mill 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 1 h 3 min to drive from Hastings to Chatham.

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