Directions from Maidstone to Canterbury East

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 21 min

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

$23 - $33

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  59 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Maidstone to Canterbury 28.2 miles

$6

5 alternative options

Line 334 bus, train  •  1 h 27 min

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

$18 - $23

Bus, train  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Maidstone East Railway Station to Chatham Railway Station 101|Sapphire
  2. Take the train from Chatham to Canterbury East

$20 - $28

Line 334 bus, bus  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the line 334 bus from Chequers Bus Station to Sittingbourne, Globe and Engine 334 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sittingbourne, Globe and Engine to Canterbury East Railway Station 3X|the Hop / ...

$9 - $14

Taxi  •  32 min

  1. Take a taxi from Maidstone to Canterbury East 29.1 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  32 min

  1. Drive from Maidstone to Canterbury East 29.1 miles

$6 - $9

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

You can take a train from Maidstone to Canterbury East via Ashford International and Canterbury West in around 1 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Maidstone to Canterbury East via Sittingbourne, Globe and Engine and Canterbury East Railway Station in around 2 h 23 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
$13 - $19
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
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
$12 - $17
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $17
Train from Chatham to Canterbury East
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Bus operators
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chequers Bus Station to Sittingbourne, Globe and Engine
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Maidstone East Railway Station to Chatham Railway Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Sittingbourne, Globe and Engine to Canterbury East Railway Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Chalkwell Bus
Phone
+44 1795 423982
Email
coachhire@chalkwell.co.uk
Website
chalkwell.co.uk
Bus from Sittingbourne, Forum Shopping Centre (Rear of Forum) to Canterbury East Railway Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
chalkwell.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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
32 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
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 Canterbury East is 39 km. The road distance is 47 km.

The cheapest way to get from Maidstone to Canterbury East is to rideshare which costs £4 and takes 59 min.

The quickest way to get from Maidstone to Canterbury East is to taxi which takes 32 min and costs £60 - £75.

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 21 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Maidstone to Canterbury East. However, there are services departing from Chequers Bus Station and arriving at Canterbury East Railway Station via Sittingbourne, Globe and Engine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 23 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 21 min to get from Maidstone to Canterbury East, including transfers.