There are 4 ways to get from Oxford to Canterbury by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to London Marylebone
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West

$77 - $112

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Bus  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop K4) to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station Oxford Tube / ...
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) 007 / ...

$24 - $35

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop K5) to Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Bressenden Place X90 / ...
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Canterbury East

$45 - $67

Drive  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Oxford to Canterbury 130.2 miles

$27 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Canterbury is to bus which costs £18 - £27 and takes 4 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oxford to Canterbury is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oxford to Canterbury station. However, there are services departing from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop K4) and arriving at Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 54 min.

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The distance between Oxford and Canterbury is 106 miles. The road distance is 130.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Canterbury without a car is to train which takes 2 h 51 min and costs £55 - £90.

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It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to get from Oxford to Canterbury, including transfers.

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Oxford to Canterbury bus services, operated by Stagecoach Oxfordshire, depart from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop K4) station.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Canterbury is to train which takes 2 h 51 min and costs £55 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £27 and takes 4 h 54 min.

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Oxford to Canterbury bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop).

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Yes, the driving distance between Oxford to Canterbury is 130 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 16 min to drive from Oxford to Canterbury.

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Map of how to get from Oxford to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 106.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 51 min

What companies run services between Oxford, England and Canterbury, England?

You can take a train from Oxford to Canterbury via London Marylebone, Baker Street Underground Station, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, and St Pancras International in around 2 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to Canterbury via Victoria, Green Line Coach Station and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station in around 4 h 54 min.

Train operators
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from Oxford to London Marylebone
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from London Victoria to Canterbury East
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Oxford Bus Company
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Email
info@oxfordbus.co.uk
Website
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop K5) to Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Bressenden Place
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop K5) to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop K4) to Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Bressenden Place
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop K4) to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop)
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus

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