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Heathrow to Canterbury

From £15 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 Heathrow to Canterbury

Looking for an affordable way to get from the airport to Canterbury? Our Heathrow to Canterbury coach services travel to a number of convenient stops and tickets start from just £15 one-way*, so you can travel in style for less.

Heathrow to Canterbury journey information
Fastest journey time 2 hrs 25 mins
Cheapest price From £15 *
Distance (approx) 143km
No. of stops 2 (other services use further stops)
First & last journey daily 00:40am

Our Heathrow Airport to Canterbury services and stops

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

008 coach towards Canterbury

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

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

Heathrow to Canterbury route map

Departing from Heathrow

While you are waiting for your coach, Heathrow Airport has many great facilities for you to enjoy.

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.

Arriving in 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.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Heathrow to Canterbury?

The first coach leaves from Heathrow Central Bus Station at 0.40am, arriving at Canterbury Bus Station at 3.05am.

When is the last coach from Heathrow to Canterbury?

The last coach leaves from Heathrow Central Bus Station at 0.40am, arriving at Canterbury Bus Station at 3.05am.

How much is the coach from Heathrow to Canterbury?

A one-way journey from Heathrow to Canterbury is available from £15*.

How long does the coach take from Heathrow to Canterbury?

Coach journeys from Heathrow to Canterbury take 2 hrs 25 mins.

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

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 booking fee applies. Fares correct 10 January 2023 for travel between 10 January 2023 and 9 May 2023.

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