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

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Train  •  2 h 27 min

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

$45 - $79

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Bus  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from London Gatwick Airport South to London Victoria National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) 022 / ...

$20 - $26

3 alternative options

Line 400 bus, line 291 bus, line 7 bus, line 333 bus, bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the line 400 bus from Gatwick Airport, Gatwick South Terminal to East Grinstead, Whitehall (Queen's Road) 400
  2. Take the line 291 bus from East Grinstead, Whitehall (Queen's Road) to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial 291
  3. Take the line 7 bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Chequers Bus Station 7 / ...
  4. Take the line 333 bus from Chequers Bus Station to Bysing Wood, Churchill Way (East Kent Packers) 333
  5. Take the bus from Bysing Wood, Ivory Close (Community Centre) to Canterbury East Railway Station 3X / ...

$31 - $36

Drive  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury East 69 miles

$14 - $22

Towncar  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Canterbury East 69 miles

$180 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury East is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 10 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 10 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Canterbury East is 55 miles. The road distance is 69 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 27 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury East, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury East station. However, there are services departing from London Gatwick Airport South and arriving at Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 41 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 27 min.

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

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury East.
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  • Distance: 54.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 27 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 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Canterbury East via London Victoria, Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station, and Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) in around 4 h 41 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Gatwick Airport South to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop)
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Gatwick Airport, Gatwick South Terminal to East Grinstead, Whitehall (Queen's Road)
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from East Grinstead, Whitehall (Queen's Road) to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Chequers Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chequers Bus Station to Bysing Wood, Churchill Way (East Kent Packers)
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bysing Wood, Ivory Close (Community Centre) to Canterbury East Railway Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Canterbury East
Estimated price
$180 - $260

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