There are 4 ways to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Canterbury by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Airport to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Canterbury West

$46 - $68

Cheapest option

Line 9 bus, train, bus  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the line 9 bus from Prittlewell, Holiday Inn Southend Airport to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre (S'nd Travel Ctr) 9
  2. Take the train from Southend Central to Chafford Hundred
  3. Take the bus from Chafford Hundred, Railway Station (Chafford Rail) to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) X80
  4. Take the bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Rochester, Railway Station
  5. Take the train from Rochester to Canterbury East

$41 - $56

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Southend Airport (SEN) to Canterbury 70.2 miles

$15 - $22

Towncar  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Take a town car from Southend Airport to Canterbury 70.2 miles

$170 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Canterbury is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Canterbury is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Southend Airport (SEN) to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Southend Airport and arriving at Canterbury West via Stratford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 18 min.

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The distance between Southend Airport (SEN) and Canterbury is 26 miles. The road distance is 70.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Canterbury without a car is to train which takes 2 h 18 min and costs £35 - £55.

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It takes approximately 2 h 18 min to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Canterbury, including transfers.

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Southend Airport (SEN) to Canterbury train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Southend Airport station.

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Southend Airport (SEN) to Canterbury train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Canterbury West station.

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Map of how to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 26 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 18 min

What companies run services between Southend Airport (SEN), England and Canterbury, England?

You can take a train from Southend Airport (SEN) to Canterbury via Stratford (London) and Stratford International in around 2 h 18 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
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 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
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend Central to Chafford Hundred
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Prittlewell, Holiday Inn Southend Airport to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre (S'nd Travel Ctr)
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chafford Hundred, Railway Station (Chafford Rail) to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Rochester, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Southend Airport to Canterbury
Estimated price
$170 - $230

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