There are 6 ways to get from Whitstable to Ashford by bus, train, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Line 4 bus, train  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Take the line 4 bus from Whitstable, Harbour Street (Albert Street) to St Dunstan's, Westgate Towers 4
  2. Take the train from Canterbury West to Ashford International

$14 - $19

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Whitstable, Harbour Street (Albert Street) to Canterbury East Railway Station Triangle / ...
  2. Take the bus from Canterbury East Railway Station to Ashford, Park Street (Charter House) 1X

$11

4 alternative options

Train via Ramsgate  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Whitstable to Ramsgate
  2. Take the train from Ramsgate to Ashford International

$29 - $42

Train  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Whitstable to Ashford International

$30 - $45

Taxi  •  29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Whitstable to Ashford 21.7 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  29 min

  1. Drive from Whitstable to Ashford 21.7 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from Whitstable to Ashford is to drive which costs £3 - £6 and takes 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Whitstable to Ashford is to taxi which costs £45 - £55 and takes 29 min.

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The distance between Whitstable and Ashford is 16 miles. The road distance is 21.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 4 min to get from Whitstable to Ashford, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Whitstable to Ashford. However, there are services departing from Whitstable, Harbour Street (Albert Street) and arriving at Ashford, Park Street (Charter House) via Canterbury East Railway Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 47 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Whitstable and arriving at Ashford International. Services depart every two hours. The journey takes approximately 1 h 34 min.

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The nearest airport to Ashford is Lydd (LYX) Airport which is 13.5 miles away. Other nearby airports include London City (LCY) (43.6 miles), London Gatwick (LGW) (45.1 miles), London Stansted (STN) (58 miles) and London Heathrow (LHR) (61.9 miles).

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Map of how to get from Whitstable to Ashford.
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  • Distance: 16.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 4 min

What companies run services between Whitstable, England and Ashford, England?

You can take a train from Whitstable to Ashford via Ramsgate in around 1 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Whitstable to Ashford via Canterbury East Railway Station in around 1 h 47 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Canterbury West to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $15
Train from Whitstable to Ramsgate
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $18
Train from Ramsgate to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Train from Whitstable to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Whitstable, Harbour Street (Albert Street) to St Dunstan's, Westgate Towers
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Whitstable, Harbour Street (Albert Street) to Canterbury East Railway Station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canterbury East Railway Station to Ashford, Park Street (Charter House)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Whitstable to Ashford
Ave. Duration
29 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Arrow Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1233 666666
Website
arrowtaxisltd.co.uk
Ashford Taxis
Phone
+44 1233 666494
Website
taxiashford.co.uk

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