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Gatwick Airport to Canterbury West by train

It takes an average of 3h 40m to travel from Gatwick Airport to Canterbury West by train, over a distance of around 54 miles (87 km). There are normally 97 trains per day travelling from Gatwick Airport to Canterbury West and tickets for this journey start from £26.70 when you book in advance.

First train

03:41

Last train

01:46

Departure station

Gatwick Airport

Arrival station

Canterbury West

Journey time

From 1h 54m

Distance

54 miles (87 km)

Frequency

97 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From £26.70

Train operators

Great Western Railway, Gatwick Express, Southeastern, Thameslink, Southern

How to travel from Gatwick Airport to Canterbury West by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Gatwick Airport to Canterbury West? Look no further.

You'll usually find 97 trains per day running between Gatwick Airport and Canterbury West, which usually take 3 hours 40 minutes to complete the 54 miles (87 km) journey. It can take as little as 1 hour 54 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Canterbury West by train, you'll just need to make 1 change along the way. Great Western Railway, Southeastern or Thameslink are the main rail operators on this route, all of which offer modern trains with plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating.

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 Gatwick Airport to Canterbury West start from £26.70 when you book in advance. Travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard can also help you save.

Keen to book your train tickets to Canterbury West? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable with live train times above, and tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs further down the page.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Gatwick Airport to Canterbury West? 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 Gatwick Airport to Canterbury West take?

The average journey time by train between Gatwick Airport and Canterbury West is 3 hours and 40 minutes, with around 97 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 Gatwick Airport and Canterbury West by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Gatwick Airport to Canterbury West is 1 hour and 54 minutes.

How much does the train from Gatwick Airport to Canterbury West cost?

Train ticket prices from Gatwick Airport to Canterbury West can start from as little as £26.70 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Gatwick Airport to Canterbury West?

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

What time does the first train from Gatwick Airport to Canterbury West leave?

The first train from Gatwick Airport to Canterbury West leaves at 03:41. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Gatwick Airport to Canterbury West leave?

The last train from Gatwick Airport to Canterbury West leaves at 01:46. 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 Gatwick Airport and Canterbury West by train?

Trains travelling from Gatwick Airport to Canterbury West cover a distance of around 54 miles (87 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Canterbury West to Gatwick Airport.

Cheap train tickets from Gatwick Airport to Canterbury West

Train tickets from Gatwick Airport to Canterbury West start at £26.70 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 Gatwick Airport to Canterbury West 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.

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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