There are 6 ways to get from London to Maidstone by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Maidstone East

$21 - $30

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Rideshare  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Maidstone 39.5 miles

$5 - $10

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Tower Hill, The Tower Of London to Maidstone, Rocky Hill (Maidstone West Railway Station) 774 / ...

$7 - $13

Train, bus  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from London Blackfriars to Chatham
  2. Take the bus from Chatham Railway Station to Maidstone, Pudding Lane (Medway Street) 101|Sapphire

$21 - $26

Taxi  •  55 min

  1. Take a taxi from London to Maidstone 40.2 miles

$180 - $230

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from London to Maidstone 40.2 miles

$8 - $13

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Maidstone is to rideshare which costs £4 - £7 and takes 1 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Maidstone is to taxi which costs £140 - £170 and takes 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tower Hill, The Tower Of London and arriving at Maidstone, Rocky Hill (Maidstone West Railway Station) station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Victoria and arriving at Maidstone East. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 2 min.

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The distance between London and Maidstone is 33 miles. The road distance is 40.2 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Maidstone without a car is to train which takes 1 h 2 min and costs £16 - £23.

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The train from London Victoria to Maidstone East takes 1 h 2 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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London to Maidstone bus services, operated by The Kings Ferry, depart from Tower Hill, The Tower Of London station.

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London to Maidstone train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from London Victoria station.

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The best way to get from London to Maidstone is to train which takes 1 h 2 min and costs £16 - £23. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 - £10 and takes 1 h 37 min.

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Map of how to get from London to Maidstone.
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  • Distance: 32.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 2 min

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

Southeastern operates a train from London to Maidstone hourly. Tickets cost $21 - $30 and the journey takes 1 h 2 min. Alternatively, The Kings Ferry operates a bus from London to Maidstone every 3 hours. Tickets cost $13 and the journey takes 1 h 37 min. National Express also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Blackfriars to Chatham
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
The Kings Ferry
Phone
+44 1634 377577
Email
sales@thekingsferry.co.uk
Website
thekingsferry.co.uk
Bus from Tower Hill, The Tower Of London to Maidstone, Rocky Hill (Maidstone West Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
thekingsferry.co.uk
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 Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd to Maidstone, King Street (Chequers Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chatham Railway Station to Maidstone, Pudding Lane (Medway Street)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
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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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Maidstone
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from London to Maidstone
Ave. Duration
55 min
Estimated price
$180 - $230
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk

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London to Maidstone bus services, operated by The Kings Ferry, arrive at Maidstone, Rocky Hill (Maidstone West Railway Station).

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London to Maidstone train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Maidstone East station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Maidstone is 40 miles. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from London to Maidstone.

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

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