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There are 5 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury East by bus, train, car or towncar

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Line 119 bus, train  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the line 119 bus from East Croydon Rail Station to Bromley South Station 119
  2. Take the train from Bromley South to Canterbury East

$39 - $57

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury National Express / ...

$21 - $26

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 37 min

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

$46 - $80

Drive  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury East 68.5 miles

$14 - $22

Towncar  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Canterbury East 68.5 miles

$180 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury East is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury East is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury East. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at Canterbury via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury East. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Canterbury East via London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 37 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Canterbury East is 54 miles. The road distance is 68.5 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury East without a car is to line 119 bus and train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs £29 - £45.

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It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury East, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury East bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gatwick Airport London South station.

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

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury East is to train which takes 2 h 37 min and costs £35 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £21 and takes 4 h 22 min.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury East.
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  • Distance: 54.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 32 min

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

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury East via London Victoria in around 2 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury East via London Victoria Coach Station and Canterbury in around 4 h 22 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Bromley South to Canterbury East
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Train from London Victoria to Canterbury East
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from East Croydon Rail Station to Bromley South Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
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 Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Canterbury East
Estimated price
$180 - $260

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

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury East 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 East is 69 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 9 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury East.

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