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There are 7 ways to get from Maidstone to Canterbury East by train, bus, rideshare, 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 via Ashford International  •  1h 16m

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

$23 - $33

Cheapest option

Line 333 bus, bus  •  1h 46m

  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

5 alternative options

Train  •  1h 22m

  1. Take the train from Maidstone East to Canterbury West

$18 - $26

Line 333 bus, train  •  1h 27m

  1. Take the line 333 bus from Chequers Bus Station to Sittingbourne, station 333 / ...
  2. Take the train from Sittingbourne to Canterbury East

$11 - $17

Rideshare  •  58m

  1. Take the rideshare from Maidstone to Canterbury 28.2 miles

$6

Taxi  •  31m

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

$75 - $95

Drive  •  31m

  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 1h 46m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Maidstone station to Canterbury East station. However, there are services departing from Chequers Bus Station and arriving at Canterbury East station via Faversham, Court Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 46m.

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

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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 train which takes 1h 16m and costs £17 - £25.

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It takes approximately 1h 16m to get from Maidstone to Canterbury East, including transfers.

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Maidstone to Canterbury East bus services, operated by Arriva Kent & Surrey, arrive at Chequers Bus 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 train which takes 1h 16m and costs £17 - £25. Alternatively, you can line 333 bus and bus, which costs £3 - £5 and takes 1h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Maidstone to Canterbury East.
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  • Distance: 24.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 16m

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 1h 16m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Maidstone to Canterbury East via Faversham, Crescent Road and Faversham, Court Street in around 1h 46m.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Maidstone East to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
30m
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
15m
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 Maidstone East to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Train from Sittingbourne to Canterbury East
Ave. Duration
24m
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
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chequers Bus Station to Sittingbourne, station
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chequers Bus Station to Faversham, Crescent Road
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
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
26m
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
49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Maidstone to Canterbury East
Ave. Duration
31m
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 Stagecoach in East Kent, arrive at Canterbury East 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 31m to drive from Maidstone to Canterbury East.

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There are 714+ hotels available in Canterbury East. Prices start at $76 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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