The cheapest trains from London to Canterbury

Showing times and prices for 21 Oct

Cheapest

£39

Average

£42

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 £ 42 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 39.

Cheapest
08:25London Victoria2h01 10:26Canterbury West
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£391One-way
Cheapest
08:10London Victoria1h29 09:39Canterbury East
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£391One-way
Cheapest
09:10London Victoria1h29 10:39Canterbury East
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£391One-way
09:12London St Pancras0h54 10:06Canterbury West
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£471One-way
08:12London St Pancras0h54 09:06Canterbury West
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£471One-way

Timetable London to Canterbury

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thu, 21 Oct
08:10London Victoria1h29 09:39Canterbury East
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08:12London St Pancras0h54 09:06Canterbury West
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08:25London Victoria2h01 10:26Canterbury West
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09:10London Victoria1h29 10:39Canterbury East
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09:12London St Pancras0h54 10:06Canterbury West
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Thu
21 Oct
£39Southeastern
£9National Express
Fri
22 Oct
£39Southeastern
£9National Express
Sat
23 Oct
£13Southeastern
£9National Express
Sun
24 Oct
£13Southeastern
£9National Express
Mon
25 Oct
£13Southeastern
£9National Express
Tue
26 Oct
£13Southeastern
£9National Express
Wed
27 Oct
£13Southeastern
£9National Express
Thu
28 Oct
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£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

The fastest trains from London to Canterbury

Showing times and prices for 21 Oct

Fastest Journey

54 m

Average

1 h 21 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

87 km

Of the 5 trains that leave London for Canterbury every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 87 km distance in an average of 1 h 21 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 54 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 1 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
09:12London St Pancras0h54 10:06Canterbury West
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£471One-way
Fastest
08:12London St Pancras0h54 09:06Canterbury West
0 changes
£471One-way
08:10London Victoria1h29 09:39Canterbury East
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£391One-way
09:10London Victoria1h29 10:39Canterbury East
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£391One-way
08:25London Victoria2h01 10:26Canterbury West
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£391One-way

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Train Information between London and Canterbury

distanceDistance54 miles (87 km)
durationAverage train duration38 min
priceAverage train ticket price£23 (€26)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesSoutheastern

Trains from London to Canterbury cover the 54 miles (87 km) long trip taking on average 38 min with our travel partners like Southeastern. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £13, but the average price of train tickets is £23. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Canterbury West.

Trains from London to Canterbury

Trains between London and Canterbury depart two or three times per hour throughout the week and take around one hour to reach their destination. All services are direct, with no changes needed, and they leave from either London Victoria, St Pancras or Charing Cross stations.

Which train companies go from London to Canterbury?

Southeastern is the only train company operating services between London and Canterbury at the moment.

How long is the train from London to Canterbury?

Trains from London to Canterbury will usually only take an hour to get to the famous cathedral city. However, it's worth noting that some stopping services take an addition half an hour; with change at Ashford, so check the schedules if you are in a hurry.

When are the first and last trains of the day from London to Canterbury?

The first train to Canterbury from London leaves London Victoria station at 5:22 a.m, and the final service from Victoria departs at 00:37 a.m. The first service from Charing Cross to Canterbury leaves at 6:02 a.m, while the last train leaves at 00:39 a.m. The last direct St Pancras service leaves at 11:12 p/m.

What facilities are available on trains from London to Canterbury?

Southwestern trains from London to Canterbury provide basic catering services like snacks and soft drinks. Most trains in their fleet also offer wi-fi internet connections along with quiet areas and places to park your bicycle (although again, not all of their trains offer this service).

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

Departure Station: The main departure station for Canterbury is Charing Cross (although you can also leave from Victoria and St Pancras). To get there, hop on the Northern Line or take the District or Circle Lines to nearby Embankment.

Arrival Station: Canterbury has two arrival points: the East and West stations. Both of the stations are conveniently located if you intend to visit the Old Town and the Cathedral, and are just 200 metres or so from the heart of the city. Note that trains from London Victoria stop at the East station, while Charing Cross and St. Pancras trains stop at Canterbury West.

Travel Tips

Trains from London to Canterbury
Travel by train 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 London to Canterbury.
FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets to Canterbury from London cost?
You can find a cheap train from London to Canterbury for some dates and times for as low as £13  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does the train from London to Canterbury cost on average?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Canterbury train price to come in at an average of £23  one way.
How many miles is it from London to Canterbury by train?
The London to Canterbury train distance is approximately 54 miles (87 km).
What is the average London to Canterbury train duration?
On average the London to Canterbury train time is 38 min  covering the 54 miles (87 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
What station does the London to Canterbury train leave from? Which Canterbury train station do I come into from London?

Some of the London train stations to Canterbury you can start your journey from include London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Canterbury include Canterbury West and Canterbury East.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Canterbury West.

Where is the departure train station in London located? Where is the arrival train station in Canterbury located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Canterbury West and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Canterbury.

What train companies go from London to Canterbury?
When taking a train from London to Canterbury, you can count on Southeastern for the best way to get you to Canterbury. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between London and Canterbury and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
When can I take the first train from London to Canterbury? When can I take the last train for the day?
You can take the first train from London to Canterbury at 08: 10   or take the last train from London to Canterbury leaving at 10: 25. Look for the latest London Canterbury train times on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
How early should I buy London to Canterbury train tickets to get the best deals?
If you buy London to Canterbury train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £23. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from London to Canterbury. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Canterbury
London Victoria is the most popular London railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in London for your journey to Canterbury.
Amenities at station
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Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Connections to/from station
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
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Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
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ParkingParking
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Connections to/from station
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 326, 139
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar