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There are 4 ways to get from London to Ashford by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  38 min

  1. Take the train from St Pancras International to Ashford International Eurostar

$28 - $50

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Rideshare  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Ashford 55.9 miles

$7 - $11

2 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from London Elephant and Castle to Ashford, Kent National Express / ...

$8 - $12

Drive  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Drive from London to Ashford 55.9 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from London to Ashford is to rideshare which costs £6 - £8 and takes 1 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Ashford is to train which costs £21 - £40 and takes 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Elephant and Castle and arriving at Ashford, Kent. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from St Pancras International and arriving at Ashford International. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 38 min.

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The distance between London and Ashford is 50 miles. The road distance is 55.9 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Ashford without a car is to train which takes 38 min and costs £21 - £40.

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The train from St Pancras International to Ashford International takes 38 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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London to Ashford bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Elephant and Castle station.

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London to Ashford train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from St Pancras International station.

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The best way to get from London to Ashford is to train which takes 38 min and costs £21 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £6 - £10 and takes 2 h 5 min.

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  • Distance: 50.2 miles
  • Duration: 38 min

What companies run services between London, England and Ashford, England?

Southeastern operates a train from London to Ashford every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 38 min. Eurostar also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Ashford once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Ashford(Kent) Int.
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $50
Premier
$57 - $63
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Elephant and Castle to Ashford, Kent
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Ashford
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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London to Ashford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Ashford, Kent station.

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London to Ashford train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Ashford International station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Ashford is 56 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 10 min to drive from London to Ashford.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between London and Ashford. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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