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

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Bus, train  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Northfleet, The Old Coach and Horses to Gravesend, Overcliffe 306 / ...
  2. Take the train from Gravesend to Rochester
  3. Take the train from Rochester to Canterbury East

$22 - $34

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Northfleet, Council Avenue to Bluewater, Bus Station 306 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dartford to Canterbury National Express / ...

$7 - $11

4 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Tilbury Town to West Ham
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Canterbury West

$41 - $60

Line 190 bus, train  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the line 190 bus from Gravesend, West Street to Chatham station 190
  2. Take the train from Chatham to Canterbury East

$16 - $23

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Port of Tilbury to Canterbury is to bus which costs £5 - £9 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. However, there are services departing from Northfleet, Council Avenue and arriving at Canterbury via Dartford. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Port of Tilbury to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Tilbury Town and arriving at Canterbury West via West Ham DLR Station and Stratford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 8 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 bus and train which takes 1 h 43 min and costs £17 - £26.

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It takes approximately 1 h 43 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 train services, operated by c2c, depart from Tilbury Town station.

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The best way to get from Port of Tilbury to Canterbury is to bus which takes 2 h 3 min and costs £5 - £9. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £30 - £50 and takes 2 h 8 min.

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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 43 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 and Dartford in around 2 h 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Port of Tilbury to Canterbury via West Ham, West Ham DLR Station, Stratford International DLR Station, and Stratford International in around 2 h 8 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gravesend to Rochester
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Gravesend to Rochester
Ave. Duration
13 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 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
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $23
Train from Stratford International to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
48 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
Train from Chatham to Canterbury East
Ave. Duration
42 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
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Tilbury Town to West Ham
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
Arriva Kent Thameside
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Northfleet, The Old Coach and Horses to Gravesend, Overcliffe
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Northfleet, Council Avenue to Bluewater, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
arrivabus.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 Dartford to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Gravesend, West Street to Chatham station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
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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Port of Tilbury to Canterbury bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Canterbury station.

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Port of Tilbury to Canterbury train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Canterbury West station.

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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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