How to travel from London to Canterbury

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Travel Information from London to Canterbury

distanceDistance54 miles (87 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$12 - $20
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $12 (€11) • 1 h 56 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $20 (€17) • 1 h 23 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Southeastern

Take a train or bus to travel 54 miles (87 km) from London to Canterbury. 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.

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from London to Canterbury

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

Our recommendation
bus

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

National Express
09:00AM2h10
London, Victoria Coach Station
11:10AMCanterbury, University Of Kent
$161One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
National Express
09:00AM2h10
London, Victoria Coach Station
11:10AMCanterbury, University Of Kent
$161One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Southeastern
08:40AM0h54
London St Pancras International (STP)
09:34AMCanterbury West (CBW)
$751One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Southeastern
09:10AM1h30
London Victoria (VIC)
10:40AMCanterbury East (CBE)
$281One-way
0 transfers
Southeastern
08:43AM1h35
London Bridge (LBG)
10:18AMCanterbury West (CBW)
$631One-way
0 transfers
Southeastern
08:10AM1h30
London Victoria (VIC)
09:40AMCanterbury East (CBE)
$631One-way
0 transfers
National Express
09:00AM2h20
London, Victoria Coach Station
11:20AMCanterbury, St. Georges Lane
$161One-way
0 transfers
National Express
10:30AM2h20
London, Victoria Coach Station
12:50PMCanterbury, University Of Kent
$161One-way
0 transfers
National Express
10:30AM2h30
London, Victoria Coach Station
01:00PMCanterbury, St. Georges Lane
$161One-way
0 transfers

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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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Travel on National Express and Southeastern travel from London to Canterbury at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Southeastern is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates services from London to Kent, Sussex, Surrey and parts of East Anglia. It runs services from early morning until late at night, seven days a week. Southeastern has a range of train types, including high-speed Javelin trains, commuter-friendly Metro services, and the classic InterCity services. Ticket types include Advance, Off-Peak, Super Off-Peak, and Anytime tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. The most popular routes for Southeastern are London to Kent, London to Eastbourne, and London to Hastings.

    FAQs: Travel from London 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 London to Canterbury.
    FAQs

    There are 2 options to travel between London and Canterbury including taking a train or bus.

    The cheapest way to go to Canterbury from London is by taking a bus, which costs on average $12 (€11).

    This is compared to other ways of getting from London to Canterbury:

    Taking a bus costs $8 (€7) less than taking a train, which costs on average $20 (€17) for the same trip.

    The fastest way from London to Canterbury is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 23 min.

    There are alternative travel options to Canterbury that take longer:

    Bus takes 1 h 56 min on average.

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

    The average frequency per day from London to Canterbury is:

    • 11 buses per day.
    • 25 trains per day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from London to Canterbury 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 when traveling from London to Canterbury:

    • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from London to Canterbury depart from London, Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury, University Of Kent.
    • Most travelers board their train from London Waterloo and arrive in Canterbury West.

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

    • You can travel by bus to Canterbury from London with National Express or Megabus, and you can find National Express London to Canterbury tickets for $12 (€11) on Omio.
    • You can travel from London to Canterbury by train with Southeastern or Thameslink. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $20 (€17) with Southeastern from London to Canterbury.

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

    • You'll find 11 direct buses a day to Canterbury with National Express.
    • You'll find 13 direct trains a day to Canterbury with Southeastern.

    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 trip.

    Your trip from London to Canterbury doesn't have to end in Canterbury. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Dover, London Victoria, Paris or London Stansted Airport. If you’d like to add Dover, London Victoria, Paris or London Stansted Airport to your London to Canterbury tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Canterbury today!

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