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from Stansted to Canterbury

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

Our recommendation

To get from Stansted to Canterbury on Sep 27 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:10AMLondon, Stansted Airport4h25 01:35PMCanterbury, St. Georges Lane
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05:15AMLondon, Stansted Airport4h50 10:05AMCanterbury, St. Georges Lane
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03:35PMLondon, Stansted Airport5h10 08:45PMCanterbury, St. Georges Lane
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10:35AMLondon, Stansted Airport5h10 03:45PMCanterbury, St. Georges Lane
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09:35AMLondon, Stansted Airport5h10 02:45PMCanterbury, St. Georges Lane
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Sep 27
$32National Express
Sep 28
$27National Express
Sep 29
$32National Express
Sep 30
$32National Express
Oct 1
$25National Express
Oct 2
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$32National Express

Travel Information to Canterbury from Stansted

distanceDistance56 miles (91 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$27 - $78
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $27 (€22) • 4 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $78 (€63) • 2 h 9 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Southeastern

Travel 56 miles (91 km) by bus or train between Stansted and Canterbury. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 9 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $27 (€22). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Southeastern among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Stansted to Canterbury.

Travel Tips

Travel from Stansted to Canterbury
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 Stansted to Canterbury.
How do I get from Stansted to Canterbury?

You can travel to Canterbury from Stansted 2 different ways: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Stansted to Canterbury?

The cheapest way to get from Stansted to Canterbury is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $27 (€22) compared to other travel options to Canterbury:

Taking a bus is about $51 (€41) less than taking a train, which costs on average $78 (€63) for this route.

What is the fastest way to travel to Canterbury from Stansted?

The fastest way to get to Canterbury from Stansted is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 9 min.

Other travel options to Canterbury can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 4 h 25 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Stansted to Canterbury would I travel?

Canterbury is approximately 56 miles (91 km) away from Stansted.

How many services a day are there to Canterbury from Stansted?

The average frequency per day from Stansted to Canterbury is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Buses from Stansted to Canterbury most often leave from Stansted, London Stansted Airport and arrive in Canterbury, Bus Station.
  • Trains most often depart from Stansted at Stansted Airport and arrive in Canterbury at Canterbury West.
Which travel operators can get me to Canterbury from Stansted?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Stansted 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 Stansted to Canterbury tickets on Omio for $27 (€22).
  • Southeastern can get you to Canterbury by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Southeastern from Stansted to Canterbury for $78 (€63) on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from Stansted to Canterbury?

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

  • You'll find direct buses 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.

Where should I go next after I travel to Canterbury from Stansted?
Looking to extend your trip from Stansted to Canterbury? Many Omio customers who go from Stansted to Canterbury usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Dover or Paris. If you're looking to explore London, Dover or Paris from Canterbury, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
When should I buy a ticket from Stansted to Canterbury online to score the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $27 (€22) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $78 (€63) one way for this route.

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


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Stansted Mountfitchet