How to travel from Bristol to Canterbury

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Travel Information between Bristol and Canterbury

distanceDistance158 miles (255 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$17 - $53
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $17 (€15) • 5 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $53 (€46) • 3 h 12 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Rail

Take a train or bus to travel 158 miles (255 km) from Bristol to Canterbury. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or Great Western Rail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Bristol to Canterbury.

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How to get from Bristol to Canterbury by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from Bristol to Canterbury is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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National Express will get you to Canterbury from Bristol at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

National Express is the leading travel company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Bristol - Canterbury travel: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

    FAQs: Travel from Bristol to Canterbury

    FAQs: 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 Bristol to Canterbury.

    You can get from Bristol to Canterbury 2 different ways: train or bus.

    The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Canterbury is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $17 (€15) compared to other travel options to Canterbury:

    Taking a bus costs $36 (€31) less than taking a train, which costs on average $53 (€46) for the same trip.

    The fastest way to get to Canterbury from Bristol is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 12 min.

    Other travel options to Canterbury take longer:

    Bus takes 5 h 40 min on average.

    The distance is approximately 158 miles (255 km) from Bristol to Canterbury.

    The average frequency per day from Bristol to Canterbury is:

    • 12 trains per day.

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

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Bristol to Canterbury:

    • Buses most often depart from Bristol at Bristol, Airport Bus Station and arrive in Canterbury at Canterbury, University Of Kent.
    • Trains mostly leave from Bristol Temple Meads and tend to arrive in Canterbury West.

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Bristol to Canterbury:

    • You can travel by bus to Canterbury from Bristol with National Express or Megabus, and you can find National Express Bristol to Canterbury tickets for $17 (€15) on Omio.
    • You can travel to Canterbury from Bristol by train with Great Western Rail. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $53 (€46) with Great Western Rail from Bristol to Canterbury.

    Yes, there are direct services available from Bristol to Canterbury with the following travel companies:

    • Direct bus with.
    • Take a direct train with.

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

    Many of our customers who book a trip from Bristol to Canterbury often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Dover, London Victoria, Paris or London Stansted Airport. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Bristol and Canterbury itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Canterbury and any of these top destinations today!
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