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There are 5 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

$47 - $71

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Bus  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Southend Airport, London Southend Airport to Stansted Airport, Coach Station X30
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to London Bow
  3. Take the bus from London Lewisham to Canterbury 022 / ...

$20 - $28

3 alternative options

Train via Rainham (Kent)  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Central to Chafford Hundred
  2. Take the train from Greenhithe for Bluewater to Rainham (Kent)
  3. Take the train from Rainham (Kent) to Canterbury East

$38 - $54

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 - $240

Questions & Answers

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 bus from Southend Airport (SEN) to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Southend Airport, London Southend Airport and arriving at Canterbury via Stansted Airport London, Bow Church DLR and London Lewisham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 24 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 DLR Station and 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 bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Southend Airport, London Southend Airport station.

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

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The best way to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Canterbury is to train which takes 2 h 18 min and costs £35 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £22 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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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), Stratford DLR Station, Stratford International DLR Station, and Stratford International in around 2 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend Airport (SEN) to Canterbury via Stansted Airport, Coach Station, Stansted Airport London, London Bow, Bow Church DLR, Lewisham Station, and London Lewisham in around 5 h 24 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 Rainham (Kent) to Canterbury East
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
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
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Greenhithe for Bluewater to Rainham (Kent)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Southend Airport, London Southend Airport to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
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 Stansted Airport London to London Bow
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Lewisham to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Southend Airport to Canterbury
Estimated price
$170 - $240

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Southend Airport (SEN) to Canterbury bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Canterbury station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Southend Airport (SEN) to Canterbury is 70 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 19 min to drive from Southend Airport (SEN) to Canterbury.

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