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There are 4 ways to get from Herne Bay to Rye by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus, train  •  2h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Herne Bay, Fire Station to Canterbury, Bus Station Triangle / ...
  2. Take the train from Ashford International to Rye

£16 - £37

3 alternative options

Line 16 bus, line 102 bus  •  5h 3m

  1. Take the line 16 bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Hythe, Red Lion Square 16 / ...
  2. Take the line 102 bus from Hythe, Red Lion Square to Lydd, Camp 102 / ...

£18 - £28

Taxi  •  55 min

  1. Take a taxi from Herne Bay to Rye 44.2 miles

£90 - £110

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Herne Bay to Rye 44.2 miles

£6 - £10

Herne Bay to Rye by bus, walk and train

The journey time between Herne Bay and Rye is around 2h 20m and covers a distance of around 39 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 49m. Operated by Stagecoach South, South Eastern Trains Service and Southern Service, the Herne Bay to Rye service departs from Herne Bay, Fire Station and arrives in Rye. Typically 124 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 20m
Fastest journey time:
1h 49m
Journey distance:
39 miles
Services per week:
124
Cheapest price:
£16
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:56
Last service departs at:
23:18

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Herne Bay to Rye bus, walk and train schedules

Departing Thursday, August 5, 2021

Herne Bay → Rye
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The cheapest way to get from Herne Bay to Rye is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 55 min.

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The fastest way to get from Herne Bay to Rye is to taxi. Taking this option will cost £90 - £110 and takes 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Herne Bay station to Rye station. However, there are services departing from Herne Bay, Fire Station and arriving at Rye, Railway Station via Canterbury, Bus Station, Hythe, Red Lion Square and Lydd, Camp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 3m.

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The distance between Herne Bay and Rye is 34 miles. The road distance is 44.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Herne Bay to Rye without a car is to bus and train which takes 2h 27m and costs £16 - £40.

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It takes approximately 2h 27m to get from Herne Bay to Rye, including transfers.

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Herne Bay to Rye bus services, operated by Stagecoach South, depart from Canterbury, Bus Station.

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Herne Bay to Rye bus services, operated by Stagecoach South, arrive at Lydd, Camp station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Herne Bay to Rye is 44 miles. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from Herne Bay to Rye.

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  • Distance: 34 miles
  • Duration: 2h 27m

What companies run services between Herne Bay, England and Rye, East Sussex, England?

You can take a bus from Herne Bay to Rye via Canterbury, Bus Station, Hythe, Red Lion Square, and Lydd, Camp in around 5h 3m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Herne Bay, Fire Station to Canterbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach South
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Hythe, Red Lion Square
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Stagecoach South
Bus from Hythe, Red Lion Square to Lydd, Camp
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Stagecoach South
Other operators
Taxi from Herne Bay to Rye
Ave. Duration
55 min
Estimated price
£90 - £110
Herne Cars
Phone
+44 1227 369 999
Website
hernecars.co.uk
Abacus Cars
Phone
+44 1227 283 666
Website
abacuscarsltd.co.uk
A1 Taxis
Phone
+44 1227 388 155

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