There are 5 ways to get from Oxford to Canterbury by train, bus 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  •  2 h 51 min

$77 - $113

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Oxford Tube / ...
  2. 007 / ...

$24 - $35

3 alternative options

Bus, train via London Bridge  •  3 h 47 min

  1. X90

$48 - $75

Bus, train  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Oxford Tube / ...

$45 - $67

Drive  •  2 h 16 min

  1. 130.2 miles

$27 - $45

Questions & Answers

The distance between Oxford and Canterbury is 170 km. The road distance is 208 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Oxford to Canterbury is to drive which takes 2 h 16 min and costs £20 - £30.

No, there is no direct bus from Oxford to Canterbury. 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.

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

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
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from London Bridge to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $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 Marylebone, York Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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