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from London to Canterbury

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

Our recommendation

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

08:00AMLondon2h05 10:05AMCanterbury, St. Georges Lane
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$131One-way
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06:30PMLondon2h15 08:45PMCanterbury, St. Georges Lane
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$121One-way
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05:30PMLondon2h20 07:50PMCanterbury, St. Georges Lane
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$121One-way
10:30AMLondon2h10 12:40PMCanterbury, St. Georges Lane
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$121One-way
11:30AMLondon2h05 01:35PMCanterbury, St. Georges Lane
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$121One-way

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Tue
Sep 21
$54Southeastern
$12National Express
Wed
Sep 22
$18Southeastern
$12National Express
Thu
Sep 23
$18Southeastern
$12National Express
Fri
Sep 24
$18Southeastern
$12National Express
Sat
Sep 25
$18Southeastern
$12National Express
Sun
Sep 26
$18Southeastern
$12National Express
Mon
Sep 27
$18Southeastern
$12National Express
Tue
Sep 28
$18Southeastern
$12National Express
Wed
Sep 29
$18Southeastern
$8National Express
Thu
Sep 30
$18Southeastern
$12National Express
Fri
Oct 1
$18Southeastern
$12National Express
Sat
Oct 2
$18Southeastern
$12National Express
Mon
Oct 4
$18Southeastern
$8National Express
Wed
Oct 6
$18Southeastern
$8National Express
Thu
Oct 7
$18Southeastern
$12National Express
Fri
Oct 8
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$6National Express
Sat
Oct 9
$18Southeastern
$12National Express
Sun
Oct 10
$22Southeastern
$12National Express
Mon
Oct 11
$18Southeastern
$8National Express

Travel Information between London and Canterbury

distanceDistance54 miles (87 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$8 - $53
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $8 (€6) • 2 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $53 (€42) • 54 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Southeastern

Take a bus or train to travel 54 miles (87 km) to Canterbury from London. 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 $8 (€6). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey 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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Travel Tips

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FAQs
How do I travel from London to Canterbury?

You can travel between London and Canterbury 2 different ways: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel between London and Canterbury?

The cheapest way to go to Canterbury from London is by taking a bus, which costs on average $8 (€6).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Canterbury:

Taking a bus is about $45 (€36) less than taking a train, which costs on average $53 (€42) for this route.

What is the fastest way from London to Canterbury?

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

Other travel options to Canterbury can usually take longer:

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

What is the distance between London and Canterbury?

You should expect to travel around 54 miles (87 km) between London and Canterbury.

When traveling to Canterbury from London, where do I depart from London and where do I arrive in Canterbury?

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Canterbury, Bus Station.
  • Most travelers take a train from London Victoria to 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 $8 (€6).
  • Southeastern can get you to Canterbury by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Southeastern from London to Canterbury for $53 (€42) on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from London to Canterbury?

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

  • You can travel directly by 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 between London and Canterbury.

Where should I go next after I travel between London and Canterbury?
Many of our customers who book a trip from London to Canterbury often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Dover, Stansted or Paris. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your London and Canterbury itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Canterbury and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase my London to Canterbury one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $8 (€6) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $53 (€42) one way on average.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Canterbury
London
Amenities
London Liverpool Street Stn
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Bridge
Amenities
Refreshments

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