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.
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1 h 21 m
Trains per day
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.
|Distance||54 miles (87 km)|
|Average train duration||38 min|
|Average train ticket price||£23 (€26)|
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 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.
Southeastern is the only train company operating services between London and Canterbury at the moment.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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