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There are 5 ways to get from Ilford to Canterbury East by train, subway, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 1m

  1. Take the train from Ilford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Canterbury West

£26 - £38

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Line 25 bus, line 108 bus, bus  •  3h 51m

  1. Take the line 25 bus from Ilford Broadway to Bow Church Station 25 / ...
  2. Take the line 108 bus from Bow Church Station to Lewisham Station 108
  3. Take the bus from London Lewisham to Canterbury 007 / ...

£14 - £18

3 alternative options

Subway, train  •  2h 35m

  1. Take the subway from Barking station to Victoria station District / ...
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Canterbury East

£28 - £41

Bus  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the bus from North Greenwich Station to Canterbury, Bus Station M2

£16 - £22

Drive  •  1h 3m

  1. Drive from Ilford to Canterbury East 58.8 miles

£9 - £14

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The cheapest way to get from Ilford to Canterbury East is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Ilford to Canterbury East is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ilford to Canterbury East. However, there are services departing from Ilford Broadway and arriving at Canterbury via Bow Church Station and London Lewisham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 51m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ilford to Canterbury East. However, there are services departing from Ilford and arriving at Canterbury West via Stratford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 1m.

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The distance between Ilford and Canterbury East is 48 miles. The road distance is 58.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Ilford to Canterbury East without a car is to train which takes 2h 1m and costs £26 - £40.

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It takes approximately 2h 1m to get from Ilford to Canterbury East, including transfers.

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Ilford to Canterbury East bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Ilford Broadway station.

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Ilford to Canterbury East train services, operated by TfL Rail, depart from Ilford station.

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The best way to get from Ilford to Canterbury East is to train which takes 2h 1m and costs £26 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £23 and takes 3h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Ilford to Canterbury East.
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  • Distance: 47.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 1m

What companies run services between Ilford, England and Canterbury East, England?

You can take a train from Ilford to Canterbury East via Stratford (London), Stratford International, and Canterbury West in around 2h 1m. Alternatively, Stagecoach in East Kent operates a bus from Ilford to Canterbury East hourly. Tickets cost £11 - £15 and the journey takes 1h 49m.

Train operators
TfL Rail
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Ilford to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
9m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Stratford International to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£24 - £35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
£24 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£24 - £35
Train from London Victoria to Canterbury East
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£23 - £35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
£23 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£23 - £35
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from North Greenwich Station to Canterbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
Stagecoach in East Kent
London Buses
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Ilford Broadway to Bow Church Station
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Bow Church Station to Lewisham Station
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£0
Website
Transport for London
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Lewisham to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £16
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Ilford to Canterbury East bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Canterbury station.

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Ilford to Canterbury East train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Canterbury West station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ilford to Canterbury East is 59 miles. It takes approximately 1h 3m to drive from Ilford to Canterbury East.

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