There are 5 ways to get from Southampton to Canterbury by train, bus or car

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Canterbury via Waterloo Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, and St Pancras International in around 3 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Canterbury via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station in around 5 h 25 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West
Avg. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from London Bridge to Canterbury West
Avg. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Brighton
Avg. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Brighton to Ashford International
Avg. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Avg. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop)
Avg. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Southampton to Canterbury?

The distance between Southampton and Canterbury is 178 km. The road distance is 220 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Southampton to Canterbury?

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Canterbury is to bus which costs £20 and takes 5 h 25 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Southampton to Canterbury?

The quickest way to get from Southampton to Canterbury is to drive which takes 2 h 21 min and costs £26.

Is there a direct train between Southampton and Canterbury?

No, there is no direct train from Southampton to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Canterbury West via Brighton and Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 53 min.

Is there a direct bus between Southampton and Canterbury?

No, there is no direct bus from Southampton to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station and arriving at Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

How long does it take to get from Southampton to Canterbury?

It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from Southampton to Canterbury, including transfers.