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

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Recommended option

Bus  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Maidstone to Canterbury National Express

$6 - $10

Cheapest option

Line 333 bus, bus  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the line 333 bus from Chequers Bus Station to Faversham, Crescent Road 333
  2. Take the bus from Faversham, Court Street to Canterbury East station 3X / ...

$4 - $6

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Train  •  1 h 17 min

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

$23 - $33

Line 334 bus, train  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take the line 334 bus from Chequers Bus Station to Sittingbourne, Bus Hub 334 / ...
  2. Take the train from Sittingbourne to Canterbury East

$11 - $17

Rideshare  •  58 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Maidstone to Canterbury 28.2 miles

$6

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Maidstone to Canterbury East 28.6 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from Maidstone to Canterbury East 28.6 miles

$6 - $9

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Maidstone to Canterbury East is to line 333 bus and bus which costs £3 - £5 and takes 1 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Maidstone to Canterbury East is to taxi which costs £60 - £75 and takes 31 min.

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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 Tuesday. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Maidstone to Canterbury East. However, there are services departing from Maidstone East and arriving at Canterbury West via Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 17 min.

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The distance between Maidstone and Canterbury East is 24 miles. The road distance is 28.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Maidstone to Canterbury East without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 2 min and costs £5 - £8.

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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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Maidstone to Canterbury East bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Maidstone station.

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Maidstone to Canterbury East train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Maidstone East station.

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The best way to get from Maidstone to Canterbury East is to bus which takes 1 h 2 min and costs £5 - £8. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £17 - £25 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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Map of how to get from Maidstone to Canterbury East.
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  • Distance: 24.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 2 min

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

National Express operates a bus from Maidstone to Canterbury East 3 times a week. Tickets cost $6 - $10 and the journey takes 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Maidstone to Canterbury East via Ashford International and Canterbury West in around 1 h 17 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
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $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
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $15
Train from Sittingbourne to Canterbury East
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $17
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 to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chequers Bus Station to Sittingbourne, Bus Hub
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chequers Bus Station to Faversham, Crescent Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Faversham, Court Street to Canterbury East station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Stagecoach in East Kent
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
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 East
Ave. Duration
31 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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Maidstone to Canterbury East bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Canterbury station.

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Maidstone to Canterbury East train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Canterbury West station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Maidstone to Canterbury East is 29 miles. It takes approximately 31 min to drive from Maidstone to Canterbury East.

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There are 694+ hotels available in Canterbury East. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Maidstone and Canterbury East. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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