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

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Train  •  55 min

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

$35 - $50

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Rideshare  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Canterbury 62.2 miles

$5 - $16

2 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) 007 / ...

$9 - $13

Drive  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Drive from London to Canterbury 62.2 miles

$13 - $20

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd and arriving at Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) station. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from St Pancras International and arriving at Canterbury West. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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The distance between London and Canterbury is 55 miles. The road distance is 62.2 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Canterbury without a car is to train which takes 55 min and costs .

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The train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West takes 55 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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London to Canterbury bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd station.

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

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The best way to get from London to Canterbury is to train which takes 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 40 min.

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London to Canterbury bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop).

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London to Canterbury train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Canterbury West station.

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Map of how to get from London to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 54.7 miles
  • Duration: 55 min

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

Southeastern operates a train from London to Canterbury hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 55 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Canterbury every 2 hours. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 1 h 40 min. Ouibus also services this route once daily.

Train operators
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 Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop)
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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.

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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
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 Canterbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $16
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blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Canterbury is 62 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to drive from London to Canterbury.

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

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