There are 7 ways to get from Maidstone to Canterbury by bus, train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Bus  •  55 min

  1. Take the bus from Maidstone to Canterbury National Express

$6 - $10

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  49 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Maidstone to Canterbury 28.2 miles

$6

5 alternative options

Train via Ashford International  •  58 min

  1. Take the train from Maidstone East to Ashford International
  2. Take the train from Ashford International to Canterbury West

$22 - $32

Train  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Maidstone East to Canterbury West

$18 - $26

Line 333 bus, bus  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take the line 333 bus from Chequers Bus Station to Bysing Wood, Churchill Way (East Kent Packers) 333
  2. Take the bus from Bysing Wood, Ivory Close (Community Centre) to Canterbury, Bus Station 3X / ...

$13

Taxi  •  35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Maidstone to Canterbury 29.2 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  35 min

  1. Drive from Maidstone to Canterbury 29.2 miles

$6 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Maidstone to Canterbury is to rideshare which costs £4 and takes 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Maidstone to Canterbury is to taxi which costs £60 - £75 and takes 35 min.

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The distance between Maidstone and Canterbury is 25 miles. The road distance is 29.2 miles.

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The bus from Maidstone to Canterbury takes 55 min including transfers and departs three times a week.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Maidstone and arriving at Canterbury. Services depart three times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Maidstone East and arriving at Canterbury West. Services depart every two hours. The journey takes approximately 1 h 5 min.

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The nearest airport to Canterbury is Lydd (LYX) Airport which is 23.3 miles away. Other nearby airports include London City (LCY) (47.3 miles), London Gatwick (LGW) (54.7 miles), London Stansted (STN) (55.2 miles) and London Heathrow (LHR) (67.8 miles).

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Map of how to get from Maidstone to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 24.5 miles
  • Duration: 55 min

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

National Express operates a bus from Maidstone to Canterbury 3 times a week. Tickets cost $6 - $10 and the journey takes 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Maidstone to Canterbury via Ashford International in around 58 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Maidstone East to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $18
Train from Ashford International to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $15
Train from Maidstone East to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Bus operators
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chequers Bus Station to Bysing Wood, Churchill Way (East Kent Packers)
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bysing Wood, Ivory Close (Community Centre) to Canterbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Maidstone to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Maidstone to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
35 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95
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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