There are 5 ways to get from Rainham to Maidstone by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, bus  •  31 min

  1. Take the train from Rainham (Kent) to Chatham
  2. Take the bus from Chatham Railway Station to Maidstone East Railway Station 101|Sapphire

$10 - $14

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Bus  •  42 min

  1. Take the bus from Rainham, Roberts Road to Maidstone, King Street (Boots) 130 / ...

$5 - $7

3 alternative options

Train  •  59 min

  1. Take the train from Rainham (Kent) to Strood
  2. Take the train from Strood to Maidstone West

$15 - $23

Taxi  •  18 min

  1. Take a taxi from Rainham to Maidstone 9.7 miles

$28 - $35

Drive  •  18 min

  1. Drive from Rainham to Maidstone 9.7 miles

$2 - $3

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The cheapest way to get from Rainham to Maidstone is to drive which costs £1 - £3 and takes 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rainham to Maidstone is to taxi which costs £22 - £27 and takes 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rainham, Roberts Road and arriving at Maidstone, King Street (Boots). Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 42 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rainham to Maidstone. However, there are services departing from Rainham (Kent) and arriving at Maidstone West via Strood. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 59 min.

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The distance between Rainham and Maidstone is 8 miles. The road distance is 9.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Rainham to Maidstone without a car is to train and bus which takes 31 min and costs £7 - £11.

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It takes approximately 31 min to get from Rainham to Maidstone, including transfers.

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Rainham to Maidstone bus services, operated by Arriva UK, depart from Rainham, Roberts Road station.

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Rainham to Maidstone train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Rainham (Kent) station.

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The best way to get from Rainham to Maidstone is to bus which takes 42 min and costs £4 - £6. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £11 - £18 and takes 59 min.

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Rainham to Maidstone bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Maidstone, King Street (Boots) station.

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Rainham to Maidstone train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Maidstone West station.

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Map of how to get from Rainham to Maidstone.
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  • Distance: 7.7 miles
  • Duration: 31 min

What companies run services between Rainham, Medway, England and Maidstone, England?

Arriva UK operates a bus from Rainham to Maidstone hourly. Tickets cost $5 - $7 and the journey takes 42 min. Arriva Kent & Surrey also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rainham to Maidstone via Strood in around 59 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Rainham (Kent) to Chatham
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $9
Train from Rainham (Kent) to Strood
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $10
Train from Strood to Maidstone West
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Rainham (Kent) to Chatham
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Rainham (Kent) to Strood
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chatham Railway Station to Maidstone East Railway Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Twydall, Hawthorne Avenue to Maidstone, St Faith's Street (Fremlin Walk)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Rainham, Roberts Road to Maidstone, King Street (Boots)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Rainham to Maidstone
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
$28 - $35
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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