There are 5 ways to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Whitstable by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train Thameslink  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Woolwich Arsenal to Rainham (Kent)
  2. Take the train from Rainham (Kent) to Whitstable

$29 - $41

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Bus  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Eltham Road Westhorne Avenue to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) 022 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Whitstable, Horsebridge Triangle / ...

$18 - $23

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Stratford International to Whitstable

$53 - $79

Drive  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Drive from London City Airport (LCY) to Whitstable 60.4 miles

$13 - $19

Towncar  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Take a town car from London City Airport to Whitstable 60.4 miles

$170 - $250

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from London City Airport (LCY) station to Whitstable. However, there are services departing from London City Airport DLR Station and arriving at Whitstable via Woolwich Arsenal and Rainham (Kent). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 12 min.

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The distance between London City Airport (LCY) and Whitstable is 43 miles. The road distance is 60.4 miles.

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The best way to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Whitstable without a car is to train which takes 2 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 12 min to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Whitstable, including transfers.

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London City Airport (LCY) to Whitstable 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 Whitstable is to train which takes 2 h 12 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 10 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between London City Airport (LCY) to Whitstable is 60 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 9 min to drive from London City Airport (LCY) to Whitstable.

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There are 399+ hotels available in Whitstable. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Whitstable.
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  • Distance: 43.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 12 min

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

You can take a train from London City Airport (LCY) to Whitstable via Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station, Woolwich Arsenal, and Rainham (Kent) in around 2 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London City Airport (LCY) to Whitstable via Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station, Woolwich Arsenal Station, Eltham Road Westhorne Avenue, Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop), and Canterbury, Bus Station in around 3 h 10 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Woolwich Arsenal to Rainham (Kent)
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Rainham (Kent) to Whitstable
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Train from Stratford International to Whitstable
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Bus operators
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 Eltham Road Westhorne Avenue to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Whitstable, Horsebridge
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London City Airport to Whitstable
Estimated price
$170 - $250

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