The cheapest buses from London to Canterbury

Showing times and prices for 25 Oct

Cheapest

£9

Average

£9

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 London to Canterbury will cost around £ 9 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 9.

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08:00London2h05 10:05Canterbury, St. Georges Lane
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£91One-way
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16:30London2h20 18:50Canterbury, St. Georges Lane
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£91One-way
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11:30London2h05 13:35Canterbury, St. Georges Lane
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£91One-way
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20:30London2h15 22:45Canterbury, St. Georges Lane
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£91One-way
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18:30London2h15 20:45Canterbury, St. Georges Lane
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£91One-way

Timetable London to Canterbury

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08:00London2h05 10:05Canterbury, St. Georges Lane
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10:30London2h10 12:40Canterbury, St. Georges Lane
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11:30London2h05 13:35Canterbury, St. Georges Lane
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12:30London2h15 14:45Canterbury, St. Georges Lane
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13:30London2h15 15:45Canterbury, St. Georges Lane
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14:30London2h15 16:45Canterbury, St. Georges Lane
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15:30London2h30 18:00Canterbury, St. Georges Lane
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16:30London2h20 18:50Canterbury, St. Georges Lane
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17:30London2h20 19:50Canterbury, St. Georges Lane
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18:30London2h15 20:45Canterbury, St. Georges Lane
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20:30London2h15 22:45Canterbury, St. Georges Lane
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22:30London2h15 00:45Canterbury, St. Georges Lane
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Sun
24 Oct
£33Southeastern
£9National Express
Mon
25 Oct
£13Southeastern
£9National Express
Tue
26 Oct
£13Southeastern
£9National Express
Wed
27 Oct
£13Southeastern
£9National Express
Thu
28 Oct
£13Southeastern
£9National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£13Southeastern
£9National Express
Sat
30 Oct
£13Southeastern
£9National Express
Sun
31 Oct
£13Southeastern
£9National Express
Mon
1 Nov
£13Southeastern
£9National Express
Tue
2 Nov
£13Southeastern
£9National Express
Wed
3 Nov
£13Southeastern
£9National Express
Thu
4 Nov
£13Southeastern
£9National Express
Fri
5 Nov
£13Southeastern
£9National Express
Sat
6 Nov
£13Southeastern
£9National Express
Sun
7 Nov
£13Southeastern
£9National Express
Mon
8 Nov
£13Southeastern
£9National Express
Tue
9 Nov
£13Southeastern
£9National Express
Wed
10 Nov
£13Southeastern
£9National Express
Thu
11 Nov
£13Southeastern
£9National Express
Fri
12 Nov
£13Southeastern
£9National Express
Sat
13 Nov
£13Southeastern
£9National Express

The fastest buses from London to Canterbury

Showing times and prices for 25 Oct

Fastest Journey

2 h 5 m

Average

2 h 15 m

Buses per day

12

Distance

87 km

Of the 12 buses that leave London for Canterbury every day 12 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 87 km distance in an average of 2 h 15 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2 h 5 m .

The slowest buses will take 2 h 30 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
08:00London2h05 10:05Canterbury, St. Georges Lane
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£91One-way
Fastest
11:30London2h05 13:35Canterbury, St. Georges Lane
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£91One-way
2nd Fastest
10:30London2h10 12:40Canterbury, St. Georges Lane
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£91One-way
20:30London2h15 22:45Canterbury, St. Georges Lane
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£91One-way
18:30London2h15 20:45Canterbury, St. Georges Lane
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£91One-way

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Coach Information to Canterbury from London

distanceDistance54 miles (87 km)
durationAverage coach duration2 h 15 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£9 (€10)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express, Megabus or Infobus

Coaches from London to Canterbury cover the 54 miles (87 km) long route taking on average 2 h 15 min with our travel partners like National Express, Megabus or Infobus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £9, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £9. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Canterbury, Bus Station.

Coach companies

National Express between London and Canterbury

For as little as £9 you can travel by coach from London to Canterbury with National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

National Express

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 London - Canterbury 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.

  • Average Price: £9

When you buy your National Express coach tickets from London to Canterbury don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Buses from London to Canterbury

Whether you are heading to visit friends at the university or taking a trip to the cathedral, there are plenty of direct daily buses from London to Canterbury. All buses are operated by National Express and take around 1 hour and 45 minutes. The first service departs from London Victoria at 7:00 a.m. and the final direct bus of the day leaves at 11:30 p.m. In between, there is approximately one bus per hour.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from London to Canterbury?

Departure Station: Buses from London to Canterbury leave from London Victoria Coach Station, which is around 200 metres south-west of Victoria Station. To get there, you can take buses like the 44 (which runs from Westminster) or take the Victoria, District or Circle lines to Victoria Station.

Arrival Station: Buses from London to Canterbury arrive at the National Express bus stop on St George's Lane. You'll alight just at the southern end of the city centre. The cathedral is about 400 metres to the north, and you can catch the 11 bus to Canterbury Christ Church University.

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Buses from London to Canterbury
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FAQs
How much do cheap coaches from London to Canterbury cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches between London and Canterbury to cost as little as £9  in the next 7 days.
How much does the coach from London to Canterbury cost on average?
If you’re looking to buy your coach tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Canterbury coach price to come in at an average of £9  one way.
What is the distance to Canterbury from London by coach?
You should expect to travel around 54 miles (87 km)  to Canterbury from London by coach.
How long is the coach journey to Canterbury from London?
While the time it takes to travel 54 miles (87 km) between London and Canterbury can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from London to Canterbury is on average 2 h 15 min.
What is the departure coach station in London and arrival coach station in Canterbury?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from London Victoria   and arrive in Canterbury, Bus Station.

Where do I find the London coach station to Canterbury? Where is the Canterbury coach station?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their coaches from London Victoria and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to get to this coach station.

Passengers arriving in Canterbury most often arrive at Canterbury, Bus Station and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this coach station to the city centre.

Which coach companies can take me to Canterbury from London?
If you're looking for coaches from London to Canterbury, you can rely on National Express, Megabus or Infobus to get you to Canterbury. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the London to Canterbury route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When is the earliest coach from London to Canterbury? When is the last coach from London to Canterbury?
The earliest coach departing from London to Canterbury leaves at 08: 00. The last coach departing from London to Canterbury leaves at 22: 30. You can find the latest London to Canterbury coach schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I purchase London to Canterbury coach tickets to get the best deals?
If you purchase a coach ticket between London and Canterbury within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £9 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets from London to Canterbury are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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