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Hastings to Canterbury by train

First train


Last train


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Journey time

From 1h 4m


36 miles (59 km)


19 trains per day


1 change

Train operators

Southeastern, Southern

Traveling from Hastings to Canterbury by train

Looking to travel from Hastings to Canterbury by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 1 hour 23 minutes to travel from Hastings to Canterbury by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 1 hour 4 minutes though. You'll usually find 19 trains per day running along the 59 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change during the journey to Canterbury, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route.

Plan your trip ahead and book your train tickets in advance if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Just start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices for trains from Hastings to Canterbury.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Canterbury by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

FAQs for Hastings to Canterbury

Want to know more about your journey from Hastings 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 Hastings to Canterbury take?

The average journey time by train between Hastings and Canterbury is 1 hour and 23 minutes, with around 19 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 Hastings and Canterbury by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Hastings to Canterbury is 1 hour and 4 minutes.

Is there a direct train from Hastings to Canterbury?

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

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

The first train from Hastings to Canterbury leaves at 05:14. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Hastings to Canterbury leaves at 22:25. 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 Hastings and Canterbury by train?

Trains travelling from Hastings to Canterbury cover a distance of around 36 miles (59 km) during the journey.

Cheap train tickets from Hastings to Canterbury

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 Hastings 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.

Split your tickets

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

What are my ticket options for this journey?

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