There are 7 ways to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Maidstone by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train via Stratford International DLR Station  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from London City Airport DLR Station to Stratford International DLR Station Dlr
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Strood
  3. Take the train from Strood to Maidstone West

$27 - $39

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Bus  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Canary Wharf, Canada Square North to Maidstone, Rocky Hill (Maidstone West Railway Station) 774 / ...

$16 - $18

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Train Thameslink  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Woolwich Arsenal to Strood
  2. Take the train from Strood to Maidstone West

$22 - $35

Line 96 bus, bus  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the line 96 bus from Woolwich Arsenal Station to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) 96
  2. Take the bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Chatham, Fire Station 700|Sapphire

$19 - $20

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from London City Airport (LCY) to Maidstone 40 miles

$180 - $220

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from London City Airport (LCY) to Maidstone 40 miles

$8 - $13

Towncar  •  50 min

  1. Take a town car from London City Airport to Maidstone 40 miles

$130 - $190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Maidstone is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Maidstone is to taxi which costs £140 - £180 and takes 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London City Airport (LCY) station to Maidstone. However, there are services departing from London City Airport DLR Station and arriving at Maidstone West via Stratford International and Strood. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 47 min.

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The distance between London City Airport (LCY) and Maidstone is 26 miles. The road distance is 40 miles.

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The best way to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Maidstone without a car is to train which takes 1 h 47 min and costs £21 - £35.

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It takes approximately 1 h 47 min to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Maidstone, including transfers.

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London City Airport (LCY) to Maidstone train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Woolwich Arsenal station.

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The best way to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Maidstone is to train which takes 1 h 47 min and costs £21 - £35. Alternatively, you can line 96 bus and bus, which costs £15 - £16 and takes 2 h 27 min.

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London City Airport (LCY) to Maidstone train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Maidstone West station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London City Airport (LCY) to Maidstone is 40 miles. It takes approximately 50 min to drive from London City Airport (LCY) to Maidstone.

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The nearest airport to Maidstone is Southend (SEN) Airport which is 22.4 miles away. Other nearby airports include London City (LCY) (26.1 miles), London Gatwick (LGW) (30.5 miles), London Heathrow (LHR) (44.4 miles) and London Stansted (STN) (44.7 miles).

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There are 378+ hotels available in Maidstone. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Maidstone.
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  • Distance: 26.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 47 min

What companies run services between London City Airport (LCY), England and Maidstone, England?

You can take a train from London City Airport (LCY) to Maidstone via Stratford International DLR Station, Stratford International, and Strood in around 1 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London City Airport (LCY) to Maidstone via Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station, Woolwich Arsenal Station, Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre), Chatham, Fire Station, and Chatham Railway Station in around 2 h 27 min.

Train operators
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from London City Airport DLR Station to Stratford International DLR Station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Stratford International to Strood
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $22
Train from Strood to Maidstone West
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
Train from Woolwich Arsenal to Strood
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Woolwich Arsenal to Strood
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
Stagecoach London
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Woolwich Arsenal Station to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Chatham, Fire Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
The Kings Ferry
Phone
+44 1634 377577
Email
sales@thekingsferry.co.uk
Website
thekingsferry.co.uk
Bus from Canary Wharf, Canada Square North to Maidstone, Rocky Hill (Maidstone West Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
thekingsferry.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from London City Airport (LCY) to Maidstone
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$180 - $220
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London City Airport to Maidstone
Estimated price
$130 - $190

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