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

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Train  •  1 h 49 min

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

$28 - $42

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Bus, line 349 bus  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Chequers Bus Station to Sandhurst, The Swan 5 / ...
  2. Take the line 349 bus from Sandhurst, The Swan to Bohemia, White Rock Gardens (Museum) 349

$14

3 alternative options

Line 7 bus, train  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Take the line 7 bus from Maidstone West Railway Station to Tonbridge, Quarry Hill Parade 7
  2. Take the train from Tonbridge to Hastings

$24 - $32

Taxi  •  52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Maidstone to Hastings 33.3 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  52 min

  1. Drive from Maidstone to Hastings 33.3 miles

$7 - $11

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No, there is no direct bus from Maidstone station to Hastings. However, there are services departing from Chequers Bus Station and arriving at Bohemia, White Rock Gardens (Museum) via Sandhurst, The Swan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Maidstone to Hastings. However, there are services departing from Maidstone East and arriving at Hastings via Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 49 min.

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The distance between Maidstone and Hastings is 29 miles. The road distance is 33.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Maidstone to Hastings without a car is to train which takes 1 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 49 min to get from Maidstone to Hastings, including transfers.

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Maidstone to Hastings bus services, operated by Arriva Kent & Surrey, arrive at Chequers Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Maidstone to Hastings is to train which takes 1 h 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 349 bus, which costs and takes 2 h 35 min.

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Maidstone to Hastings bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Hastings, arrive at Bohemia, White Rock Gardens (Museum) station.

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Maidstone to Hastings train services, operated by Southern, arrive at Hastings station.

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Map of how to get from Maidstone to Hastings.
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  • Distance: 28.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 49 min

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

You can take a train from Maidstone to Hastings via Ashford International in around 1 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Maidstone to Hastings via Sandhurst, The Swan in around 2 h 35 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 Tonbridge to Hastings
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Bus operators
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Maidstone West Railway Station to Tonbridge, Quarry Hill Parade
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chequers Bus Station to Sandhurst, The Swan
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Hams Travel
Phone
01580 879537
Email
info@hamstravel.co.uk
Website
hamstravel.co.uk
Bus from Maidstone, Sheal's Crescent (Footbridge) to Sandhurst, The Swan
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
Hams Travel
Stagecoach in Hastings
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Sandhurst, The Swan to Bohemia, White Rock Gardens (Museum)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Maidstone to Hastings
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
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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Yes, the driving distance between Maidstone to Hastings is 33 miles. It takes approximately 52 min to drive from Maidstone to Hastings.

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