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from Manchester to Canterbury

You can get from Manchester to Canterbury by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Manchester to Canterbury on 28 Jan we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:05Manchester Piccadilly4h01 12:06Canterbury West
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£851One-way
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08:05Manchester Piccadilly4h01 12:06Canterbury West
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£851One-way
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10:15Manchester Piccadilly3h51 14:06Canterbury West
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£951One-way
09:11Manchester Piccadilly3h55 13:06Canterbury West
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£951One-way
10:42Manchester Oxford Road4h24 15:06Canterbury West
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£951One-way

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Travel Information between Manchester and Canterbury

distanceDistance206 miles (332 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£43 - £94
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £43 • 8 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £62 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, British Airways or Avanti West Coast

Travel 206 miles (332 km) by coach, flight or train to Canterbury from Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £43. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express, British Airways or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Manchester to Canterbury.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Canterbury

Travel 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.
FAQs

How do I travel between Manchester and Canterbury?

There are 3 ways to get from Manchester to Canterbury: coach, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Canterbury from Manchester?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Canterbury, which costs on average £43.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Canterbury:

A coach is about £20 less than a flight, which costs on average £62 for this trip.

A coach is about £52 less than a train, which costs on average £94 for this journey.

What is the quickest way from Manchester to Canterbury?

The fastest way to get to Canterbury from Manchester is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h.

There are alternative travel options to Canterbury that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 8 h 45 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 3 h 51 min   on average.

How many miles are between Manchester and Canterbury

The distance from Manchester to Canterbury is approximately 206 miles (332 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Canterbury is:

  • 12 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Manchester to Canterbury as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Manchester to Canterbury?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Manchester to Canterbury:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Canterbury, Bus Station.
  • Most travellers board their train from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Canterbury West.

Which travel companies can get me from Manchester to Canterbury?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Manchester to Canterbury, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with National Express to go to Canterbury by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Manchester to Canterbury tickets on Omio for £43.
  • Travel with British Airways for flights to Canterbury. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for British Airways Manchester to Canterbury tickets on Omio for £62.
  • Avanti West Coast can get you to Canterbury by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Avanti West Coast from Manchester to Canterbury for £94 on Omio.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Manchester and Canterbury ends?

Many of our customers travelling from Manchester to Canterbury don't make Canterbury their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Dover or Stansted, either of which you could add to your Manchester and Canterbury trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Canterbury to any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I book tickets from Manchester to Canterbury online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Manchester to Canterbury, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is £43 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £62 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is £94 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Manchester to Canterbury tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.