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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  •  2h 51m

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

$71 - $112

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Bus  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station Oxford Tube / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury National Express / ...

$24 - $38

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Bus, train  •  3h 57m

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

$45 - $70

Bus, line 453 bus  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Lisson Grove, Old Marylebone Town Hall X90
  2. Take the line 453 bus from Lisson Grove, Old Marylebone Town Hall to New Cross Gate Station 453
  3. Take the bus from London New Cross Gate to Canterbury 007 / ...

$25 - $36

Drive  •  2h 16m

  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 and line 453 bus which costs £19 - £28 and takes 4h 55m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Oxford to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane and arriving at Canterbury via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 35m.

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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 2h 51m and costs £55 - £90.

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It takes approximately 2h 51m 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 station.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Canterbury is to train which takes 2h 51m and costs £55 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £29 and takes 4h 35m.

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Oxford to Canterbury bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Canterbury station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Oxford to Canterbury is 130 miles. It takes approximately 2h 16m 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: 2h 51m

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

You can take a train from Oxford to Canterbury via London Marylebone, Baker Street station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and St Pancras International in around 2h 51m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to Canterbury via Victoria, Green Line Coach Station and London Victoria Coach Station in around 4h 35m.

Train operators
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from Oxford to London Marylebone
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
55m
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
1h 29m
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
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Bressenden Place
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
Oxford Bus Company
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Email
info@oxfordbus.co.uk
Website
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Bressenden Place
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Lisson Grove, Old Marylebone Town Hall
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
National Express
Bus from London New Cross Gate to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
National Express
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
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
London Buses
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Lisson Grove, Old Marylebone Town Hall to New Cross Gate Station
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Transport for London

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