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

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Train  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Whitstable

$30 - $45

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Bus  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) 022 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Whitstable, Horsebridge Triangle / ...

$14 - $17

2 alternative options

Train Thameslink  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from London Blackfriars to Rainham (Kent)

$31 - $42

Drive  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Drive from London to Whitstable 61.3 miles

$13 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from London to Whitstable is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Whitstable is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Whitstable. However, there are services departing from Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd and arriving at Whitstable, Horsebridge via Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Victoria and arriving at Whitstable. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 19 min.

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The distance between London and Whitstable is 51 miles. The road distance is 61.3 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Whitstable without a car is to train which takes 1 h 19 min and costs £22 - £35.

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The train from London Victoria to Whitstable takes 1 h 19 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from London to Whitstable is to train which takes 1 h 19 min and costs £22 - £35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £14 and takes 2 h 16 min.

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Map of how to get from London to Whitstable.
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  • Distance: 51 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 19 min

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

Southeastern operates a train from London to Whitstable hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 1 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London to Whitstable via Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) and Canterbury, Bus Station in around 2 h 16 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Blackfriars to Rainham (Kent)
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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.

Contact Details
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
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Whitstable, Horsebridge
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Regent Coaches
Phone
+44 (0)1227 794345
Email
info@regentcoaches.com
Website
regentcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Whitstable, Harbour Street (Albert Street)
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
regentcoaches.co.uk

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London to Whitstable bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, arrive at Whitstable, Horsebridge station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Whitstable is 61 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 15 min to drive from London to Whitstable.

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