How to travel from Birmingham to Canterbury

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from Birmingham to Canterbury

You can get from Birmingham to Canterbury by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Birmingham to Canterbury on Dec 07 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:11AMBirmingham Moor Street3h55 11:06AMCanterbury West
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07:11AMBirmingham Moor Street3h55 11:06AMCanterbury West
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06:10AMBirmingham Moor Street3h56 10:06AMCanterbury West
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05:15AMBirmingham Moor Street3h51 09:06AMCanterbury West
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05:50AMBirmingham New Street3h16 09:06AMCanterbury West
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Travel Information to Canterbury from Birmingham

distanceDistance151 miles (244 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$6 - $81
fastestFastest modeTrain • $81 (€73) • 2 h 56 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Chiltern Railways

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 151 miles (244 km) to Canterbury from Birmingham. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or Chiltern Railways among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Birmingham to Canterbury.

Travel Tips: Travel from Birmingham to Canterbury

Travel Tips: Travel to Canterbury 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 Birmingham to Canterbury.
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There are 4 ways to travel from Birmingham to Canterbury including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Canterbury from Birmingham is by taking a flight with an average price of $6 (€5).

This is compared to other travel options to Canterbury:

Taking a flight is usually $29 (€26) less than taking a bus to Canterbury, which costs on average $35 (€31) for the same trip.

Taking a flight is about $76 (€68) less than taking a train, which costs on average $81 (€73) for this route.

The fastest way to get to Canterbury from Birmingham is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 56 min.

Other travel options to Canterbury can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 5 h 45 min.

In comparison, going by flight can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

Canterbury is approximately 151 miles (244 km) away from Birmingham.

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Canterbury is:

  • Around 8 buses per day.
  • Around 14 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Birmingham to Canterbury as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Birmingham to Canterbury:

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Birmingham to Canterbury depart from Birmingham, Coach Station to Canterbury, Bus Station.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Canterbury West.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Birmingham to Canterbury, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with National Express for buses to Canterbury. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Birmingham to Canterbury tickets on Omio for $35 (€31).
  • Travel with Chiltern Railways to go to Canterbury by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Chiltern Railways Birmingham to Canterbury tickets on Omio for $81 (€73).

Yes, there are direct routes from Birmingham to Canterbury with the following travel companies:

  • You can book a direct train with.

Direct services to Canterbury tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Looking to extend your trip from Birmingham to Canterbury? Many Omio customers who go from Birmingham to Canterbury usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Dover or Stansted. If you're looking to explore London, Dover or Stansted from Canterbury, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip from Birmingham to Canterbury, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $35 (€31) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost $6 (€5) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $81 (€73) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Birmingham to Canterbury online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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