|Journey time||From 50m|
|Distance||54 miles (87 km)|
|Frequency||83 trains per day|
|Changes||Direct trains available|
If you want to know more about the journey from London to Canterbury by train, look no further!
The average journey time from London to Canterbury by train is 3 hours 21 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 50 minutes. You'll usually find 83 trains per day travelling the 54 miles (87 km) between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Canterbury. You'll be travelling with Southeastern, Thameslink or Southern on your way to Canterbury, as these are the main rail operators on this route.
Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from London to Canterbury start from £5.80 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices. Travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard are also great ways to save.
Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Canterbury, including FAQs, and tips on booking cheap train tickets. Check the timetable above for live train times or if you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.
The average journey time by train between London and Canterbury is 1 hour and 35 minutes, with around 83 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.
The fastest journey time by train from London to Canterbury is 50 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London to Canterbury can start from as little as £5.80 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Canterbury without having to change trains. There are 83 direct trains from London to Canterbury each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from London to Canterbury leaves at 04:42. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London 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.
Trains travelling from London to Canterbury cover a distance of around 54 miles (87 km) during the journey.
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 London to Canterbury is right for you.
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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