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There are 5 ways to get from Southend-on-Sea to Canterbury by train, bus or car

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Train via West Ham DLR Station  •  2 h 31 min

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

$48 - $73

Cheapest option

Line 28 bus, line 100 bus, bus  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the line 28 bus from Southend-on-Sea, Chichester Road to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station 28 / ...
  2. Take the line 100 bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station to Lakeside, Bus Station 100 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Dartford to Canterbury 022 / ...

$7 - $11

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 32 min

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

$53 - $82

Train #2  •  3 h 29 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

$33 - $47

Drive  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Southend-on-Sea to Canterbury 71.4 miles

$15 - $23

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Canterbury is to line 28 bus and line 100 bus and bus which costs £5 - £9 and takes 5 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Canterbury is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southend-on-Sea to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Southend-on-Sea, Chichester Road and arriving at Canterbury via Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station, Lakeside, Bus Station and Dartford. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Southend-on-Sea 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 2 h 31 min.

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The distance between Southend-on-Sea and Canterbury is 24 miles. The road distance is 71.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Canterbury without a car is to train which takes 2 h 31 min and costs £35 - £60.

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It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to get from Southend-on-Sea to Canterbury, including transfers.

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Southend-on-Sea to Canterbury bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Southend-on-Sea, Chichester Road station.

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Southend-on-Sea to Canterbury train services, operated by c2c, depart from Southend Central station.

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The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Canterbury is to train which takes 2 h 31 min and costs £35 - £60. Alternatively, you can line 28 bus and line 100 bus and bus, which costs £5 - £9 and takes 5 h 18 min.

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Map of how to get from Southend-on-Sea to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 24 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 31 min

What companies run services between Southend-on-Sea, England and Canterbury, England?

You can take a train from Southend-on-Sea to Canterbury via West Ham, West Ham DLR Station, Stratford International DLR Station, and Stratford International in around 2 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend-on-Sea to Canterbury via Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station, Lakeside, Bus Station, and Dartford in around 5 h 18 min.

Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend Central to West Ham
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
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
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
$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 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
Greater Anglia
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-on-Sea, Chichester Road to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station to Lakeside, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
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
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express

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Southend-on-Sea to Canterbury bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Canterbury station.

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Southend-on-Sea to Canterbury train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Canterbury West station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southend-on-Sea to Canterbury is 71 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 20 min to drive from Southend-on-Sea to Canterbury.

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