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Eastbourne to Canterbury by train

It takes an average of 3h 21m to travel from Eastbourne to Canterbury by train, over a distance of around 49 miles (80 km). There are normally 21 trains per day traveling from Eastbourne to Canterbury and tickets for this journey start from $21.88 when you book in advance.

First train

03:46

Last train

00:29

Departure station

Eastbourne

Arrival station

Canterbury

Journey time

From 1h 39m

Distance

49 miles (80 km)

Frequency

21 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $21.88

Train operators

Southeastern, Southern

Take the train from Eastbourne to Canterbury in 1 hour 39 minutes

If you want to travel from Eastbourne to Canterbury by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Eastbourne to Canterbury by train to take around 3 hours 21 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 1 hour 39 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 21 trains per day running on this route, which spans 80 km. You'll have to make 1 change along the way on your journey to Canterbury.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Eastbourne to Canterbury start from $21.88 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

FAQs for Eastbourne to Canterbury

Want to know more about your journey from Eastbourne to Canterbury? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Eastbourne to Canterbury take?

The average journey time by train between Eastbourne and Canterbury is 3 hours and 21 minutes, with around 21 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Eastbourne and Canterbury by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Eastbourne to Canterbury is 1 hour and 39 minutes.

How much does the train from Eastbourne to Canterbury cost?

Train tickets from Eastbourne to Canterbury can start from as little as $21.88 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Eastbourne to Canterbury?

No, there are no direct train services from Eastbourne to Canterbury. Travelling from Eastbourne to Canterbury by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Eastbourne to Canterbury leave?

The first train from Eastbourne to Canterbury leaves at 03:46. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Eastbourne to Canterbury leave?

The last train from Eastbourne to Canterbury leaves at 00:29. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Eastbourne and Canterbury by train?

Trains travelling from Eastbourne to Canterbury cover a distance of around 49 miles (80 km) during the journey.

Cheap train tickets from Eastbourne to Canterbury

Train tickets from Eastbourne to Canterbury start at $21.88 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

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Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Eastbourne to Canterbury is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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