There are 5 ways to get from Maidstone to Basildon by train, bus, taxi or car

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 55 min

  1. Take the train from Maidstone West to Strood
  2. Take the train from Strood to Stratford International
  3. Take the train from West Ham to Basildon

$36 - $51

Cheapest option

Bus, line 100 bus  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Chatham Railway Station to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) 700|Sapphire
  2. Take the line 100 bus from Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) 100 / ...

$16 - $19

3 alternative options

Train, bus, line 100 bus  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Maidstone West to Strood
  2. Take the train from Strood to Greenhithe for Bluewater
  3. Take the bus from Greenhithe, Railway Station to Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) X80
  4. Take the line 100 bus from Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) 100 / ...

$23 - $36

Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Maidstone to Basildon 38.1 miles

$170 - $210

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from Maidstone to Basildon 38.1 miles

$8 - $12

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

You can take a train from Maidstone to Basildon via Strood, Stratford International, Stratford International DLR Station, West Ham DLR Station, and West Ham in around 1 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Maidstone to Basildon via Chatham Railway Station, Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre), and Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) in around 3 h 23 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Maidstone West to Strood
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $14
Train from Strood to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $23
Train from Strood to Greenhithe for Bluewater
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $14
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from West Ham to Basildon
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Strood to Greenhithe for Bluewater
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Greenhithe, Railway Station to Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside)
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chatham Railway Station to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Maidstone to Basildon
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$170 - $210
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575656
Website
startaxismedway.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Maidstone and Basildon is 34 km. The road distance is 61 km.

The cheapest way to get from Maidstone to Basildon is to drive which costs £6 - £9 and takes 42 min.

The quickest way to get from Maidstone to Basildon is to taxi which takes 42 min and costs £130 - £160.

No, there is no direct train from Maidstone to Basildon. However, there are services departing from Maidstone West and arriving at Basildon via Strood, Stratford International DLR Station and West Ham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Maidstone to Basildon. However, there are services departing from Maidstone Town Centre, Pudding Lane (Medway Street) and arriving at Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) via Chatham Railway Station, Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) and Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 23 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 55 min to get from Maidstone to Basildon, including transfers.