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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Maidstone East

$21 - $35

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Maidstone 39.5 miles

$5 - $10

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd to Maidstone, King Street (Chequers Bus Station) National Express / ...

$7 - $13

Train, bus  •  1 h 52 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

$190 - $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 takes 55 min and costs £140 - £170.

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The distance between London and Maidstone is 52 km. The road distance is 64 km.

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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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd and arriving at Maidstone, King Street (Chequers Bus Station). Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 15 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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What companies run services between London, England and Maidstone, England?

Southeastern operates a train from London to Maidstone hourly. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 2 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Maidstone twice daily. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min. The Kings Ferry also services this route every 4 hours.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Blackfriars to Chatham
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
National Express
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 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
thekingsferry.co.uk
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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
$190 - $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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