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

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Line 021 bus  •  41 min

  1. Take the line 021 bus from Maidstone, King Street (Boots) to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) National Express / ...

$6 - $9

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Maidstone, Pudding Lane (Medway Street) to Chatham Railway Station 101|Sapphire
  2. Take the bus from Chatham Railway Station to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) 700|Sapphire

$10

Train  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Maidstone West to Strood
  2. Take the train from Strood to Greenhithe for Bluewater

$16 - $25

Taxi  •  24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Maidstone to Bluewater 20.4 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  24 min

  1. Drive from Maidstone to Bluewater 20.4 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from Maidstone to Bluewater is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Maidstone to Bluewater is to taxi which costs £40 - £55 and takes 24 min.

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The distance between Maidstone and Bluewater is 16 miles. The road distance is 20.4 miles.

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The line 021 bus from Maidstone, King Street (Boots) to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) takes 35 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Maidstone, King Street (Boots) and arriving at Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Maidstone to Bluewater. However, there are services departing from Maidstone West and arriving at Greenhithe for Bluewater via Strood. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 33 min.

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The nearest airport to Bluewater is London City (LCY) Airport which is 10.5 miles away. Other nearby airports include London Gatwick (LGW) (27.2 miles), London Stansted (STN) (31.3 miles), London Heathrow (LHR) (31.4 miles) and London Luton (LTN) (41.4 miles).

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Maidstone to Bluewater train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Strood station.

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Map of how to get from Maidstone to Bluewater.
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  • Distance: 16.1 miles
  • Duration: 41 min

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

National Express operates a bus from Maidstone to Bluewater once daily. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Maidstone to Bluewater via Strood and Greenhithe for Bluewater in around 1 h 33 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 - $13
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
Train from Strood to Greenhithe for Bluewater
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Strood to Greenhithe for Bluewater
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
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 Maidstone, King Street (Boots) to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Maidstone, Pudding Lane (Medway Street) to Chatham Railway Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chatham Railway Station to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Maidstone to Bluewater
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
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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