There are 7 ways to get from Whitstable to Maidstone by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, bus  •  59 min

  1. Take the train from Whitstable to Chatham
  2. Take the bus from Chatham Railway Station to Maidstone East Railway Station 101|Sapphire

$20 - $26

Cheapest option

Line 638 bus, line 333 bus  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Take the line 638 bus from Whitstable, Harbour Street (Albert Street) to Faversham, Railway Station (Co-op) 638 / ...
  2. Take the line 333 bus from Faversham, Railway Station to Chequers Bus Station 333

$14

5 alternative options

Train, line 334 bus  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Whitstable to Sittingbourne
  2. Take the line 334 bus from Sittingbourne, Forum Shopping Centre (Rear of Forum) to Chequers Bus Station 334 / ...

$17 - $21

Train  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Whitstable to Strood
  2. Take the train from Strood to Maidstone West

$25 - $35

Line 333 bus  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Take the line 333 bus from Faversham, Railway Station to Chequers Bus Station 333

$16 - $18

Taxi  •  32 min

  1. Take a taxi from Whitstable to Maidstone 27.9 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  32 min

  1. Drive from Whitstable to Maidstone 27.9 miles

$6 - $9

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No, there is no direct bus from Whitstable to Maidstone station. However, there are services departing from Whitstable, Harbour Street (Albert Street) and arriving at Chequers Bus Station via Faversham, Railway Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Whitstable to Maidstone. However, there are services departing from Whitstable and arriving at Maidstone West via Strood. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 25 min.

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The distance between Whitstable and Maidstone is 23 miles. The road distance is 27.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Whitstable to Maidstone without a car is to train and bus which takes 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 59 min to get from Whitstable to Maidstone, including transfers.

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Whitstable to Maidstone bus services, operated by Regent Coaches, depart from Whitstable, Harbour Street (Albert Street) station.

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Whitstable to Maidstone train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Whitstable station.

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The best way to get from Whitstable to Maidstone is to train which takes 1 h 25 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 333 bus, which costs and takes 1 h 37 min.

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Whitstable to Maidstone bus services, operated by Arriva Kent & Surrey, arrive at Chequers Bus Station.

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Whitstable to Maidstone train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Maidstone West station.

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Map of how to get from Whitstable to Maidstone.
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  • Distance: 23.1 miles
  • Duration: 59 min

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

You can take a train from Whitstable to Maidstone via Strood in around 1 h 25 min. Alternatively, Arriva Kent & Surrey operates a bus from Whitstable to Maidstone hourly. Tickets cost $8 and the journey takes 1 h 3 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Whitstable to Chatham
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $21
Train from Whitstable to Sittingbourne
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
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $15
Train from Whitstable to Strood
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $22
Train from Strood to Maidstone West
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
Bus operators
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chatham Railway Station to Maidstone East Railway Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Sittingbourne, Forum Shopping Centre (Rear of Forum) to Chequers Bus Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Faversham, Railway Station to Chequers Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Regent Coaches
Phone
+44 (0)1227 794345
Email
info@regentcoaches.com
Website
regentcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Whitstable, Harbour Street (Albert Street) to Faversham, Railway Station (Co-op)
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
regentcoaches.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Whitstable to Maidstone
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95
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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Yes, the driving distance between Whitstable to Maidstone is 28 miles. It takes approximately 32 min to drive from Whitstable to Maidstone.

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