There are 6 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  2h 28m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Canterbury East

£37 - £72

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Train, bus  •  3h 29m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Take the bus from North Greenwich Station to Canterbury, Bus Station M2

£22 - £40

4 alternative options

Train via London  •  2h 31m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West

£44 - £77

Bus  •  2h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station to Greenhithe, station X80
  2. Take the bus from Dartford to Canterbury National Express / ...

Drive  •  1h 15m

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury 69.2 miles

£12 - £18

Towncar  •  1h 15m

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Canterbury 69.2 miles

£140 - £200

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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) station to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station and arriving at Canterbury via Greenhithe, station and Dartford. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Canterbury East via London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 28m.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Canterbury is 55 miles. The road distance is 69.2 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury without a car is to train which takes 2h 28m and costs £35 - £75.

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It takes approximately 2h 28m to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury bus services, operated by Ensign Bus, depart from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury train services, operated by Southern, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Canterbury, England?

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury via London Victoria in around 2h 28m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury via Greenhithe, station and Dartford in around 2h 53m.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £23
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£9 - £13
Anytime 1st Class
£17 - £23
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£9 - £23
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£9 - £13
Anytime 1st Class
£17 - £23
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Victoria to Canterbury East
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£28 - £50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£28 - £40
1st Class
£35 - £50
Train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £60
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£30 - £50
1st Class
£40 - £60
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£12 - £16
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£12 - £16
Bus operators
Ensign Bus
Phone
01708 86 56 56
Website
ensignbus.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station to Greenhithe, station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Ensign Bus
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 Dartford to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
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
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Canterbury
Estimated price
£140 - £200

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury is to train which takes 2h 28m and costs £35 - £75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2h 53m.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Canterbury station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Canterbury East station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury is 69 miles. It takes approximately 1h 15m to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury.

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