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There are 5 ways to get from Romford to Rochester by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 19m

  1. Take the train from Romford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Rochester

£16 - £33

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Line 370 bus, bus  •  2h 24m

  1. Take the line 370 bus from Romford Station to Lakeside, Bus Station 370
  2. Take the bus from Bluewater, Bus Station to Rochester Community Hub 700 - Sapphire

£7 - £10

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Romford Station to City of London, City Thameslink Stn Ludgate Circus N15
  2. Take the train from City Thameslink to Rochester

£16 - £20

Taxi  •  34 min

  1. Take a taxi from Romford to Rochester 28.4 miles

£70 - £85

Drive  •  34 min

  1. Drive from Romford to Rochester 28.4 miles

£4 - £7

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The cheapest way to get from Romford to Rochester is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Romford to Rochester is to taxi which costs £70 - £85 and takes 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Romford station to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Romford Station and arriving at Rochester Community Hub via Lakeside, Bus Station and Bluewater, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from Romford to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Romford and arriving at Rochester via Stratford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 19m.

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The distance between Romford and Rochester is 19 miles. The road distance is 28.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Romford to Rochester without a car is to train which takes 1h 19m and costs £15 - £35.

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It takes approximately 1h 19m to get from Romford to Rochester, including transfers.

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Romford to Rochester bus services, operated by Arriva UK, depart from Romford Station.

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Romford to Rochester train services, operated by TfL Rail, depart from Romford station.

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The best way to get from Romford to Rochester is to train which takes 1h 19m and costs £15 - £35. Alternatively, you can line 370 bus and bus, which costs £7 - £11 and takes 2h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Romford to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 19 miles
  • Duration: 1h 19m

What companies run services between Romford, England and Rochester, Medway, England?

You can take a train from Romford to Rochester via Stratford (London) and Stratford International in around 1h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Romford to Rochester via Lakeside, Bus Station and Bluewater, Bus Station in around 2h 24m.

Train operators
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Romford to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £6
Website
TfL Rail
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from City Thameslink to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £18
Bus operators
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bluewater, Bus Station to Rochester Community Hub
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Arriva Kent & Surrey
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Romford Station to City of London, City Thameslink Stn Ludgate Circus
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Taxi from Romford to Rochester
Ave. Duration
34 min
Estimated price
£70 - £85
Twelve Transfers
Phone
+44 20 3479 5700
Website
twelvetransfers.co.uk
Longbridge Cars
Phone
+44 20 8507 7724
A to B Minicabs
Phone
+44 20 8594 9290
Stratford City Cars
Phone
+44 20 8555 5454
Website
stratfordcitycars.co.uk
Seven Fives
Phone
+44 20 8555 5555
Eurolink Cars
Phone
+44 20 8555 8888
Website
eurolinkcars.co.uk
Swanscombe Cars
Phone
+44 1322 252 524
Website
swanscombecars.co.uk
ASAP Cars
Phone
+44 1322 252 525
Website
asapcars247.co.uk
All Dartford Cars
Phone
+44 1322 808 080
Thameside Taxis
Phone
+44 1375 371 654
Website
thamesidetaxis.co.uk
Grays Taxis ADF
Phone
+44 7984 803 991
Website
graystaxis.co.uk
Grays Taxis
Phone
+44 1375 506 163
Website
graystaxi.co.uk
Grays CabLine
Phone
+44 1375 506 162
Website
grayscabline.co.uk
Greenwich Mini Cabs
Phone
+44 20 3137 7661
Website
greenwichminicabs.com
Greenwich Cabs
Phone
+44 20 8470 3000
Website
greenwichcabs.co.uk
Greenwich Black Cabs
Phone
+44 7464 949 740

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Romford to Rochester bus services, operated by Arriva Kent & Surrey, arrive at Rochester Community Hub station.

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Romford to Rochester train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Rochester station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Romford to Rochester is 28 miles. It takes approximately 34 min to drive from Romford to Rochester.

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