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Travel with National Express between London and Maidstone

Find the best journey between London and Maidstone with Omio's bus partners National Express! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

National Express

Looking for a cheap and hassle-free way to travel from London to Maidstone? National Express is the UK’s leading bus company that provides premium services and comfortable travel experiences on a budget. National Express connects hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country and even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol. Check National Express bus schedules and tickets available for the route on Omio to find the best deals on buses between London and Maidstone. When you ride with National Express, you can expect to travel 32 miles (52 km) between London and Maidstone.

All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, perfect if you need to charge your phone or laptop. You can select from three ticket options for the London to Maidstone bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on canceling or changing your bus ticket easily, we recommend splurging on the Fully Flexible Fare option.

National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by bus between London and Maidstone:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Buses from London to Maidstone

Catching buses from London to Maidstone shouldn't be a problem. National Express runs four daily buses throughout the week, with a couple of morning departures and two more in the evening. Two buses run directly to Maidstone, while the other two require a change along the way. Direct services depart from London Victoria Coach Station and get into King Street in central Maidstone, taking 1 hour 35 minutes to complete the journey. Indirect buses from London to Maidstone leave from Sutton railroad Station in south London and take a lot longer, with a journey time of 3 hours 17 minutes.

Taking the Bus from London

Buses from London to Maidstone depart from Victoria Coach Station in the centre of the city. Getting to Victoria is easy from anywhere in London or beyond with Victoria Bus and Victoria Train stations being located nearby. Victoria Bus Station is a major terminus for London buses and many routes also stop in the streets around the coach station. These include numbers 11, 44, 170, and 211, and the night buses N11 and N44. Victoria Train Station is the terminus for the Gatwick Express and is served by the Victoria, Circle and District underground lines.

Getting into Maidstone by Bus

Located in the heart of the "Garden of England", Maidstone is the ideal destination for a romantic break, a touch of adventure or a delve into history. Outdoor activities include water sports, cycling, river cruises and go-karting. History buffs can explore the many museums, Neolithic sites, castles and historic homes in the area. National Express coaches arrive in King Street in the heart of the city. The nearby Chequers Bus Station next to the Mall shopping centre is the city's major traffic hub. Passengers can take buses operated by Arriva Southern Counties and Nu-Venture to various destinations around Maidstone and to nearby towns such as Faversham, Folkestone and Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Travel Tips

Buses from London to Maidstone
Take the bus to Maidstone easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Maidstone.
How far is it from London to Maidstone by bus?
The London to Maidstone bus distance is approximately 32 miles (52 km).
What station does the bus from London to Maidstone depart from? Which Maidstone bus station do I come into from London?

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from London Victoria   and arrive in Maidstone, West Railway Station.

Where is the bus station in London? Where is the bus station in Maidstone?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their buses from London Victoria and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to get to this bus station.

Passengers arriving in Maidstone most often arrive at Maidstone, West Railway Station and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this bus station to the city center.

Which bus companies should I travel with from London to Maidstone?
If you're looking for buses from London to Maidstone, you can rely on National Express to get you to Maidstone. It's also good to check out all possible bus providers for the London to Maidstone trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.