The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Canterbury to Brighton and Hove will cost around £ 23 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 20.
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6 h 15 m
6 h 32 m
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It's difficult to get from Canterbury to Brighton and Hove without changing at least once.
|Distance||61 miles (98 km)|
|Average coach duration||6 h|
|Average coach ticket price||£20 (€23)|
|Coach companies||National Express|
Coaches from Canterbury to Brighton and Hove cover the 61 miles (98 km) long trip taking on average 6 h with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £20, but the average price of coach tickets is £20. Travellers depart most frequently from Canterbury West and arrive in Brighton, Coach Station.
For as little as £20 you can travel by coach from Canterbury to Brighton and Hove with National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.
National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach from Canterbury to Brighton and Hove, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.
National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by coach from Canterbury to Brighton and Hove:
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.
National Express is currently the only company operating coaches between Canterbury and 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.
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.
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.
There are a few coach stations in Canterbury to start your route from including Canterbury, Bus Station, Canterbury, St. Georges Lane and Canterbury, Park and Ride. In Brighton and Hove you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Brighton, Coach Station, Brighton, Patcham and Brighton, Preston Circus.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Canterbury West and arrive in Brighton, Coach Station.
Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their coaches from Canterbury West and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this coach station.
Passengers arriving in Brighton and Hove most often arrive at Brighton, Coach Station and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this coach station to the city centre.
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