There are 6 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Canterbury by train, subway, bus, night bus, car or towncar

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Train, subway  •  2h 12m

  1. Take the train from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 to London Paddington
  2. Take the subway from Paddington to King's Cross St. Pancras station
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West

£38 - £95

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Bus  •  3h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury National Express / ...

£9 - £13

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Subway, train  •  2h 40m

  1. Take the subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station to King's Cross St. Pancras station Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West

£34 - £64

Night bus, line 188 bus, bus  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the night bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Temple, Aldwych Drury Lane N9
  2. Take the line 188 bus from Temple, Aldwych Somerset House to North Greenwich Station 188
  3. Take the bus from North Greenwich Station to Canterbury, Bus Station M2

£14 - £18

Drive  •  1h 36m

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Canterbury 91.7 miles

£15 - £23

Towncar  •  1h 36m

  1. Take a town car from London Heathrow Airport to Canterbury 91.7 miles

£160 - £230

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The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Canterbury is to bus which costs £9 - £13 and takes 3h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Canterbury is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and arriving at Canterbury via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 and arriving at Canterbury West via Paddington and St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 12m.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Canterbury is 68 miles. The road distance is 91.7 miles.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Canterbury without a car is to train and subway which takes 2h 12m and costs £35 - £95.

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It takes approximately 2h 12m to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Canterbury, including transfers.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Canterbury bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Canterbury train services, operated by Heathrow Express, depart from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station.

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

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 67.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 12m

What companies run services between London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England and Canterbury, England?

You can take a bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Canterbury via London Victoria Coach Station in around 3h 24m.

Train operators
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
TfL Rail
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Paddington to King's Cross St. Pancras station
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station to King's Cross St. Pancras station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
London Underground (Tube)
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from London to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
Eurolines FR
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Night bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Temple, Aldwych Drury Lane
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Temple, Aldwych Somerset House to North Greenwich Station
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
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 36m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Heathrow Airport to Canterbury
Estimated price
£160 - £230

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Canterbury train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Canterbury West station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Canterbury is 92 miles. It takes approximately 1h 36m to drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Canterbury.

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