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Overview: Train from Manchester to Canterbury

distanceDistance206 miles (332 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 51 min
priceAverage train ticket price£80 (€92)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAvanti West Coast

Trains from Manchester to Canterbury cover the 206 miles (332 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 51 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £71, but the average price of train tickets is £80. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Canterbury West.

Travel Tips: Trains from Manchester 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 Manchester to Canterbury.

How much do cheap trains from Manchester to Canterbury cost?

Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Manchester to Canterbury for the next 7 days starting from £71  one way.

What is the average price of train tickets between Manchester and Canterbury?

In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket between Manchester and Canterbury is £80  one way.

What is the distance between Manchester and Canterbury by train?

You should expect to travel around 206 miles (332 km)  to Canterbury from Manchester by train.

What is the average Manchester to Canterbury train duration?

On average the Manchester to Canterbury train time is 3 h 51 min  covering the 206 miles (332 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

When travelling by train from Manchester to Canterbury, which train station in Manchester do I depart from and which train station in Canterbury do I arrive in?

When departing from Manchester, you have various train station options to start your route from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. When arriving in Canterbury, you can end your route in train stations like Canterbury West and Canterbury East.

Omio customers book a train from Manchester Piccadilly   to Canterbury West   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Manchester to go to Canterbury? Where is the train station in Canterbury located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.4 miles (587 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Canterbury West, located 0.4 miles (616 m) away from the city centre.

Which train companies should I travel with from Manchester to Canterbury?

For the best Manchester to Canterbury train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Avanti West Coast. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Manchester and Canterbury to compare what amenities they may offer.

How many train services are there to Canterbury from Manchester a day?

The average number of trains departing Manchester for Canterbury is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When is the earliest train from Manchester to Canterbury? When is the last train from Manchester to Canterbury?

You can take the first train from Manchester to Canterbury at 08: 05   or take the last train from Manchester to Canterbury leaving at 13: 15. Look for the latest Manchester Canterbury train schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.

How far in advance should I book a train ticket to Canterbury from Manchester to get the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Manchester to Canterbury is on average £80 if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets from Manchester to Canterbury available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester 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 Manchester for your journey to Canterbury.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales