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There are 4 ways to get from Southend Central Station to Canterbury by train, bus or car

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Train via Stratford International DLR Station  •  2h 23m

  1. Take the train from Southend Central to West Ham
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Canterbury West

$43 - $63

Cheapest option

Train  •  3h 26m

  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

$33 - $47

2 alternative options

Line 100 bus, bus  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the line 100 bus from Stanford le Hope, Rising Sun to Lakeside, Bus Station 100
  2. Take the bus from Dartford to Canterbury National Express / ...

Drive  •  1h 21m

  1. Drive from Southend Central Station to Canterbury 71.5 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Southend Central Station to Canterbury is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Southend Central Station to Canterbury is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from Southend Central Station to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Southend Central and arriving at Canterbury West via West Ham DLR Station and Stratford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 23m.

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The distance between Southend Central Station and Canterbury is 24 miles. The road distance is 71.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Southend Central Station to Canterbury without a car is to train which takes 2h 23m and costs £30 - £50.

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It takes approximately 2h 23m to get from Southend Central Station to Canterbury, including transfers.

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Southend Central Station to Canterbury train services, operated by c2c, depart from Southend Central station.

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The best way to get from Southend Central Station to Canterbury is to train which takes 2h 23m and costs £30 - £50. Alternatively, you can line 100 bus and bus, which costs and takes 4h 10m.

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Southend Central Station to Canterbury train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Canterbury West station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southend Central Station to Canterbury is 72 miles. It takes approximately 1h 21m to drive from Southend Central Station to Canterbury.

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Map of how to get from Southend Central Station to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 24 miles
  • Duration: 2h 23m

What companies run services between Southend Central Station, England and Canterbury, England?

You can take a train from Southend Central Station to Canterbury via West Ham, West Ham DLR Station, Stratford International DLR Station, and Stratford International in around 2h 23m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend Central Station to Canterbury via Stanford-le-Hope, Stanford le Hope, Rising Sun, Lakeside, Bus Station, and Dartford in around 4h 10m.

Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend Central to West Ham
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend Central to Chafford Hundred
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Stratford International to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
48m
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
33m
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
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Greenhithe for Bluewater to Rainham (Kent)
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Stanford le Hope, Rising Sun to Lakeside, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 Dartford to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express

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