There are 4 ways to get from Woolwich to Canterbury by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station to Stratford International DLR Station Dlr
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Canterbury West

$34 - $50

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Bus  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Eltham Road Westhorne Avenue to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) 007 / ...

$11 - $15

2 alternative options

Train via Gillingham (Kent)  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Woolwich Arsenal to Gillingham (Kent)
  2. Take the train from Gillingham (Kent) to Canterbury East

$28 - $39

Drive  •  1 h

  1. Drive from Woolwich to Canterbury 52.9 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Woolwich to Canterbury is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1 h.

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The quickest way to get from Woolwich to Canterbury is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1 h.

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The distance between Woolwich and Canterbury is 46 miles. The road distance is 52.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 49 min to get from Woolwich to Canterbury, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Woolwich to Canterbury station. However, there are services departing from Woolwich, Nightingale Place and arriving at Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) via Eltham Road Westhorne Avenue. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Woolwich station to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station and arriving at Canterbury West via Stratford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 49 min.

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What companies run services between Woolwich, England and Canterbury, England?

You can take a train from Woolwich to Canterbury via Stratford International DLR Station and Stratford International in around 1 h 49 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Woolwich to Canterbury hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min.

Train operators
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station to Stratford International DLR Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
tfl.gov.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
$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 Gillingham (Kent) to Canterbury East
Ave. Duration
38 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
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Woolwich Arsenal to Gillingham (Kent)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Eltham Road Westhorne Avenue to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com

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