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

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Recommended option

Line 334 bus, train  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Take the line 334 bus from Chequers Bus Station to Sittingbourne, Forum Shopping Centre (Rear of Forum) 334 / ...
  2. Take the train from Sittingbourne to Sheerness-on-Sea

$13 - $17

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Chequers Bus Station to Sheerness, Railway Station 334

$10

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Maidstone West to Strood
  2. Take the train from Strood to Sittingbourne
  3. Take the train from Sittingbourne to Sheerness-on-Sea

$25 - $38

Taxi  •  24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Maidstone to Sheerness 20 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  24 min

  1. Drive from Maidstone to Sheerness 20 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from Maidstone to Sheerness is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Maidstone to Sheerness is to taxi which costs £40 - £55 and takes 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chequers Bus Station station and arriving at Sheerness, Railway Station station. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Maidstone to Sheerness. However, there are services departing from Maidstone West and arriving at Sheerness-on-Sea via Strood and Sittingbourne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 46 min.

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The distance between Maidstone and Sheerness is 16 miles. The road distance is 20 miles.

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The best way to get from Maidstone to Sheerness without a car is to line 334 bus and train which takes 1 h 18 min and costs £9 - £13.

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It takes approximately 1 h 18 min to get from Maidstone to Sheerness, including transfers.

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

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Maidstone to Sheerness train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Maidstone West station.

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The best way to get from Maidstone to Sheerness is to bus which takes 1 h 24 min and costs £8. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £19 - £29 and takes 1 h 46 min.

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Map of how to get from Maidstone to Sheerness.
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  • Distance: 15.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 18 min

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

Arriva Kent & Surrey operates a bus from Maidstone to Sheerness every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $10 and the journey takes 1 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Maidstone to Sheerness via Strood and Sittingbourne in around 1 h 46 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Sittingbourne to Sheerness-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $11
Train from Maidstone West to Strood
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
Train from Strood to Sittingbourne
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $14
Bus operators
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chequers Bus Station to Sittingbourne, Forum Shopping Centre (Rear of Forum)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chequers Bus Station to Sheerness, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Maidstone to Sheerness
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
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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