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Cheap coach tickets from Canterbury to Brighton

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The best way to find a cheap coach ticket from Canterbury to Brighton is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

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Bus times from Canterbury to Brighton

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Fastest Journey

5 h 35 m


5 h 41 m

Buses per day



99 km

Of the 2 buses that leave Canterbury for Brighton every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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Overview: Coach from Canterbury to Brighton

distanceDistance61 miles
durationAverage coach duration5 h 41 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£26 (€29)
frequencyCoach frequency1 a day
changesDirect coachNo
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Canterbury to Brighton cover the 61 miles long route taking on average 5 h 41 min with our travel partners like National Express. Normally, there is 1 coach operating per day. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £26, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £14. Travellers depart most frequently from Canterbury, University Of Kent and arrive in Brighton, Patcham.

Coach companies: National Express Canterbury to Brighton

Travel from Canterbury to Brighton from £13 with Omio’s coach partners National Express! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Canterbury - Brighton coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

Canterbury to Brighton coach information with National Express:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 47 min
  • Cheapest Price: £13
  • National Express frequency: 1 a day

Coaches from Canterbury to Brighton

There are plenty of options throughout the week for coach trips between the ancient cathedral city of Canterbury and the popular seaside resort of Brighton, especially for passengers willing to travel in the early morning or late afternoon into the evening. It isn't a quick journey, but the stopover at Victoria makes a natural break for snacks and refreshments.

Which coach companies travel from Canterbury to Brighton?

National Express is currently the only company operating coaches between Canterbury and Brighton.

How long is the coach from Canterbury to Brighton?

Travelling by coach from Canterbury to Brighton can take from just over five hours up to roughly six hours 40 minutes, with most of the services closer to the longer figure. There are no direct coaches. Instead, travellers have to change at Victoria coach station, which usually involves a wait of between an hour and 90 minutes.

How many coaches are there from Canterbury to Brighton?

There are nine daily departures from Monday to Friday. These start in the small hours then continue intermittently until lunchtime. Then there's a lull until the late afternoon and evening, with the last bus leaving around 9:00 p.m. Weekends see two additional services, although departures start a little later.

What are the departure and arrival stations for coaches from Canterbury to Brighton?

Departure bus station: Canterbury Central Bus Station is on St George's Lane, south-east of the city centre. Open 24/7, it's next to Whitefriars shopping centre, with the Abbey and the university a 10-minute stroll to the east. As well as handling intercity coach traffic, the station is a hub for local routes within town and throughout Kent. Stagecoach buses from Margate, Dover, Deal, Folkestone and other nearby towns all pass through, and visitors can also catch buses to Canterbury Cathedral, the Roman museum and other attractions.

Arrival bus station: Brighton Bus and Coach Station has a kiosk, coffee shop and fast food outlet. Situated on Poole Valley Road, it's well placed whether one is in town for the sea, sights or shopping. The Lanes are just to the west, and it's only a few paces to the beach and Brighton Palace Pier. Other beachside attractions such as Volk's Electric Railway are an easy walk too. Meanwhile, the Royal Pavilion is a short bus ride back into town.

FAQs: Canterbury to Brighton coach

FAQs: Take the bus from Canterbury to Brighton with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Canterbury to Brighton.
Cheap coach tickets from Canterbury to Brighton can start from as little as £14 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for Canterbury to Brighton is £26; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The coach time between Canterbury and Brighton is on average 5 h 41 min   for the 61 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go to Brighton from Canterbury by coach can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from Canterbury to Brighton leaves at 05: 10. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from Canterbury to Brighton leaves at 20: 45.
There is 1 coach a day from Canterbury to Brighton which require at least one change with National Express. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer coaches.
When taking a coach from Canterbury to Brighton, you can count on National Express for the best way to get you to Brighton. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service to Brighton from Canterbury and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.

When departing from Canterbury, you have various coach station options to start your route from including Canterbury, University Of Kent, Canterbury, St. Georges Lane and Canterbury, Bus Station. When arriving in Brighton, you can end your trip in coach stations like Brighton, Patcham, Brighton, Preston Circus and Brighton, Pool Valley Coach Station.

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Canterbury, University Of Kent, which is located around 2.6 miles (4.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Brighton, Patcham, located 3 miles (4.8 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a coach from Canterbury to Brighton is November.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between Canterbury and Brighton including taking a coach or train.

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