There are 6 ways to get from Port of Tilbury to Canterbury by bus, train, taxi or car

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Line 306 bus, train  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the line 306 bus from Northfleet, The Old Coach and Horses to Meopham, Station Road 306
  2. Take the train from Meopham to Canterbury East

$23 - $31

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Bus  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Northfleet, Council Avenue to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) 306 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) 022 / ...

$10 - $14

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Northfleet, Rural Vale to Gravesend, Overcliffe (Asda) 306 / ...
  2. Take the train from Ebbsfleet International to Canterbury West

$31 - $45

Line 190 bus, train  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the line 190 bus from Gravesend, West Street (Riverside) to Rochester, Railway Station 190
  2. Take the train from Rochester to Canterbury East

$26 - $35

Taxi  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Take a taxi from Port of Tilbury to Canterbury 55.1 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Port of Tilbury to Canterbury 55.1 miles

$11 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Port of Tilbury to Canterbury is to bus which costs £7 - £11 and takes 2 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Port of Tilbury to Canterbury is to taxi which costs £110 - £140 and takes 1 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Port of Tilbury to Canterbury station. However, there are services departing from Northfleet, Council Avenue and arriving at Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) via Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 3 min.

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The distance between Port of Tilbury and Canterbury is 34 miles. The road distance is 55.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Port of Tilbury to Canterbury without a car is to line 306 bus and train which takes 1 h 45 min and costs £17 - £24.

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It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to get from Port of Tilbury to Canterbury, including transfers.

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Port of Tilbury to Canterbury bus services, operated by Arriva Kent Thameside, depart from Northfleet, Council Avenue station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Port of Tilbury to Canterbury is 55 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 1 min to drive from Port of Tilbury to Canterbury.

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The nearest airport to Canterbury is Lydd (LYX) Airport which is 23.3 miles away. Other nearby airports include London City (LCY) (47.3 miles), London Gatwick (LGW) (54.7 miles), London Stansted (STN) (55.2 miles) and London Heathrow (LHR) (67.8 miles).

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There are 734+ hotels available in Canterbury. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Port of Tilbury to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 34.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 45 min

What companies run services between Port of Tilbury, England and Canterbury, England?

You can take a bus from Port of Tilbury to Canterbury via Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) in around 2 h 3 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Meopham to Canterbury East
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $27
Train from Ebbsfleet International to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Train from Rochester to Canterbury East
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $23
Bus operators
Arriva Kent Thameside
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Northfleet, The Old Coach and Horses to Meopham, Station Road
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Northfleet, Rural Vale to Gravesend, Overcliffe (Asda)
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Northfleet, Council Avenue to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Gravesend, West Street (Riverside) to Rochester, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Port of Tilbury to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
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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