London to Canterbury
by Train

Going from London to Canterbury by train can be quick but is very confusing. Different Canterbury trains leave from London Victoria, Charing Cross, and the St Pancras International terminal. There are at least two trains an hour, journey time can be anything from under one hour to almost two hours, and some journeys require a change of trains on the way. There are also two railway stations in Canterbury – East and West – though they are both central.

Canterbury Cathedral, from: Cathedral

Train fares are much higher than bus fares, but the bus journey is simpler and only takes a little longer than the train. It does make this one of the London day trips where we recommend the bus, unless you're staying near St Pancras Railway Station. For some reason Canterbury has always been one of those places where the train journey is slightly awkward.

Canterbury Railway Stations

There are two train stations in Canterbury, Canterbury East (right) and Canterbury West. Both are close to the city centre, a very short walk away. However, the trains to Canterbury East usually require a change of trains along the route so the direct trains to Canterbury West are simpler and slightly quicker.

London to Canterbury Train Times and Routes

Check the current times and prices of trains from London to Canterbury on the National Rail Enquiries website. You can often find the best train ticket prices online by booking in advance on the Raileasy website.

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