Services headed for London begin departing Canterbury from as early as 5:00 a.m., giving commuters a chance to head into the city for the start of the working day. Throughout the day, there are up to six departures per hour, some of which can complete the route in as little as 53 minutes. This heavily serviced route connects the historic cathedral city with several of London's busy stations, giving passengers a choice of where they would like to terminate.
All trains on the Canterbury to London route are offered by Southeastern. They operate some of the busiest networks in the country, including the UK's first high-speed service in conjunction with Javelin trains.
The fastest journey along this route can be completed in as little as 53 minutes. Journey times range up to two hours one minute. It is worth noting that the fastest journeys are usually from Canterbury West to London St Pancras.
During peak travel time, there can be as many as six departures per hour departing Canterbury for the capital. Services begin on a weekday shortly after 5:00 a.m. with departures until after 10:00 p.m. Over the weekend, services are still very regular, though the first train doesn't depart Canterbury until slightly later.
Departure train station: Trains depart from either Canterbury West Station or Canterbury East Station. Canterbury West is the busier of the two stations, though it is only a half mile north of Canterbury East station, despite the name. Both stations are easily accessible via local bus routes and are within walking distance of the historic town center.
Arrival train station: Passengers can terminate at three London destinations: London Victoria, London St Pancras or London Charing Cross. Victoria is found in the heart of Westminster, Charing Cross close to Trafalgar Square in the center of the city and St Pancras can be found in the north of London. All stations have excellent links to bus routes and underground lines as well as national connections and the Eurostar for international travel from St Pancras.
When taking a train from Canterbury, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Canterbury West and Canterbury East. When you arrive in London, your train can arrive in train stations including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.
Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Canterbury West to London Victoria.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Canterbury West, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Canterbury. The most popular arrival train station in London, called London Victoria, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city center.
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