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Canterbury to London Heathrow Airport

From £15.40 one-way*

Duration: 2 hrs 25 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 1 service per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Coach from Canterbury to London Heathrow Airport

Our coaches travel from Canterbury to Heathrow Airport (terminals and coach station) with one-way fares starting from £15.40*.

Enjoy a guaranteed seat with every booking, free Wi-Fi, a generous luggage allowance and more, so you can travel in style for less.

Canterbury to Heathrow journey information
Fastest journey time 2 hrs 25 mins
Cheapest price From £15.40 *
Distance (approx) 143km
No. of stops 2 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 2:25am

Our Canterbury to Heathrow services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

008 coach towards London

Our 008 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Canterbury Bus Station
  • University of Kent (Canterbury)
  • Whitstable (Clapham Hill)
  • Gillingham (Kent) - Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre
  • Heathrow Airport (Terminal 5)
  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station

Travelling to Terminal 4 or 5? 

For more frequent coach services, search for Heathrow Airport London (Terminals 2, 3) in the blue Journey Planner above. You can then take the free Heathrow Express train in between terminals.

Canterbury to Heathrow route map

Departing from Canterbury

Canterbury Bus Station is based on St George's Lane; in the heart of this beautiful city, and just a 4-minute walk from Canterbury East Rail Station.

All local buses travel to the bus station, which is also served by a nearby taxi rank.


You can take two 20kg suitcases and one item of hand luggage per adult on our coaches. However, be sure to check your flight luggage allowance with your airline before your pack.

View our luggage policy 

Arriving at Heathrow Airport

Our coaches from Birmingham Coach Station arrive at Heathrow Airport up to 17 times per day. At Heathrow, you will find many facilities to pass the time before travelling.

Facilities near to the stop include: a wide assortment of cafes, shops and restaurants, as well as rest areas, toilet facilities, cash machines and ticket machines.

Arrival and Departure information:

Terminal 2 & 3: Coaches arrive and depart from the Heathrow Central Bus Station.

Terminal 4: Coaches arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 4.

Terminal 5: Coaches arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 5.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Canterbury to Heathrow?

The first coach leaves from Canterbury Bus Station at 2.25am, arriving at Heathrow Central Bus Station at 4.50am.

When is the last coach from Canterbury to Heathrow?

The last coach leaves from Canterbury Bus Station at 2.25am, arriving at Heathrow Central Bus Station at 4.50am.

How much is the coach from Canterbury to Heathrow?

A one-way journey from Canterbury to Heathrow is available from £15.40*.

How long does the coach take from Canterbury to Heathrow?

Our fastest coach journeys from Canterbury to Heathrow take 2 hrs 25 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from Canterbury to Heathrow?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.


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*Limited Availability. No booking fee when logged into My Account and purchasing on the National Express website or app, otherwise £1.50 booking fee applies. Fares correct 17 Aug 2023 for travel between 17 Aug 2023 and 15 Dec 2023.

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