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

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 11 min

$30 - $45

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 21 min

  1. 007 / ...
  2. Triangle / ...

$14 - $17

2 alternative options

Train Thameslink  •  2 h 19 min

$31 - $43

Drive  •  1 h 15 min

  1. 61.3 miles

$13 - $19

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 11 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 21 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Farringdon to Rainham (Kent)
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
National Express
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 20 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
6 times a week
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
regentcoaches.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between London and Whitstable is 82 km. The road distance is 98 km.

The cheapest way to get from London to Whitstable is to drive which costs £9 - £15 and takes 1 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from London to Whitstable is to train which takes 1 h 11 min and costs £22 - £35.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from St Pancras International and arriving at Whitstable. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 11 min.

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 21 min.

The train from St Pancras International to Whitstable takes 1 h 11 min including transfers and departs hourly.