There are 4 ways to get from London Paddington Station to Canterbury by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West

$33 - $53

Cheapest option

Line 148 bus, bus  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the line 148 bus from Lancaster Gate Station to Elephant & Castle London Rd 148
  2. Take the bus from Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) 022 / ...

$11 - $15

2 alternative options

Line 36 bus, train  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the line 36 bus from Paddington, Bishops Bridge Road Westbourne Terrace to Victoria, Neathouse Place 36
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Canterbury East

$33 - $48

Drive  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Canterbury 65 miles

$13 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to Canterbury is to line 148 bus and bus which costs £8 - £12 and takes 3 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Paddington Station to Canterbury is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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The distance between London Paddington Station and Canterbury is 57 miles. The road distance is 65 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 51 min to get from London Paddington Station to Canterbury, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Paddington Station station to Canterbury station. However, there are services departing from Lancaster Gate Station and arriving at Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) via Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 29 min.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Canterbury without a car is to train which takes 1 h 51 min and costs £25 - £45.

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London Paddington Station to Canterbury bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Camberwell Green station.

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Map of how to get from London Paddington Station to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 57 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 51 min

What companies run services between London Paddington Station, England and Canterbury, England?

Southeastern operates a train from London Paddington Station to Canterbury hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Paddington Station to Canterbury via Lancaster Gate Station, Elephant & Castle London Rd, and Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd in around 3 h 29 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
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 Paddington, Bishops Bridge Road Westbourne Terrace to Victoria, Neathouse Place
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Lancaster Gate Station to Elephant & Castle London Rd
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop)
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com

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