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from London to Canterbury

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

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To get from London to Canterbury on May 22 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:30AMLondon2h00 09:30AMCanterbury, St. Georges Lane
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$101One-way
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11:30AMLondon2h25 01:55PMCanterbury, St. Georges Lane
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$81One-way
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09:12AMLondon St Pancras0h54 10:06AMCanterbury West
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$251One-way
06:30PMLondon2h25 08:55PMCanterbury, St. Georges Lane
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$101One-way
08:40AMLondon Victoria1h28 10:08AMCanterbury East
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$211One-way

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Sun
May 22
$21Southeastern
$8National Express
Mon
May 23
$23Southeastern
$8National Express
Tue
May 24
$23Southeastern
$8National Express
Wed
May 25
$23Southeastern
$8National Express
Thu
May 26
$23Southeastern
$11National Express
Fri
May 27
$23Southeastern
$12National Express
Sat
May 28
$16Southeastern
$12National Express
Sun
May 29
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$12National Express
Mon
May 30
$51Southeastern
$12National Express
Tue
May 31
$23Southeastern
$11National Express
Wed
Jun 1
$23Southeastern
$11National Express
Thu
Jun 2
$16Southeastern
$11National Express
Fri
Jun 3
$16Southeastern
$12National Express
Sat
Jun 4
$16Southeastern
$12National Express
Sun
Jun 5
Find prices
$12National Express
Mon
Jun 6
$23Southeastern
$8National Express
Tue
Jun 7
$23Southeastern
$8National Express
Wed
Jun 8
$23Southeastern
$8National Express
Thu
Jun 9
$23Southeastern
$8National Express
Fri
Jun 10
$23Southeastern
$8National Express

Travel Information from London to Canterbury

distanceDistance54 miles (87 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$13 - $37
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $13 (€12) • 2 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $37 (€33) • 54 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Southeastern

Take a bus or train to travel 54 miles (87 km) between London and Canterbury. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 54 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $13 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or Southeastern among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from London to Canterbury.

How to get from London to Canterbury

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from London to Canterbury, 53,88% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from London to Canterbury and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs

How do I reach Canterbury from London?

There are 2 travel options from London to Canterbury: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from London to Canterbury?

The cheapest way to get from London to Canterbury is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $13 (€12) compared to other travel options to Canterbury:

A bus is $24 (€21) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from London to Canterbury costing on average $37 (€33).

What is the fastest way from London to Canterbury?

The fastest way from London to Canterbury is by train with an average journey time of 54 min.

There are alternative travel options to Canterbury that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Canterbury by bus can take on average 2 h 5 min.

How far is it from London to Canterbury?

The distance from London to Canterbury is approximately 54 miles (87 km).

What are the departure and arrival points in London and in Canterbury?

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

  • Trains from London to Canterbury most often leave from London Victoria and arrive in Canterbury West.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from London to Canterbury?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London 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 London to Canterbury tickets on Omio for $13 (€12).
  • Southeastern can take you to Canterbury by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Southeastern from London to Canterbury for $37 (€33).

Is there a direct service to Canterbury from London?

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

  • You can book a direct bus with National Express.
  • You can travel directly by train with Southeastern.

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 from London to Canterbury.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between London and Canterbury ends?

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

How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Canterbury from London online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from London to Canterbury, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $13 (€12) one way on average for this journey.
  • A train ticket costs $37 (€33) one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking London to Canterbury tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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