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London to Canterbury

From £6.90 one-way*

Duration: 2 hrs 5 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 12 services 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 London to Canterbury

Our coaches travel from London (Victoria Coach Station) to Canterbury Bus Station 12 times a day. With reliable services from £6.90 one-way*, you can travel with confidence and convenience once again.

London to Canterbury journey information
Fastest journey time 2 hrs 5 mins
Cheapest price From £6.90 *
Distance (approx) 109km
No. of stops 2 (other services use further stops)
First & last journey daily 8.00am/22.30pm (from London Victoria Coach Station)

Our London to Canterbury services and stops

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

007 coach towards Ramsgate

Our 007 service travels up to 7 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • London Victoria Coach Station
  • London Elephant and Castle
  • London Walworth
  • London New Cross Gate
  • London Lewisham
  • London Eltham
  • Gillingham (Hempstead Valley)
  • Whitstable
  • University of Kent (Canterbury)
  • Canterbury (Bus Station)

022 coach towards Ramsgate

Our 022 service travels up to 5 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • London Victoria Coach Station
  • London Elephant and Castle
  • London Walworth
  • London New Cross Gate
  • London Lewisham
  • London Eltham
  • Whitstable
  • University of Kent (Canterbury)
  • Canterbury (Bus Station)

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Departing from London

London Victoria Coach Station is easy to reach; it's just 300 metres from the tube network. Lines serving the coach station are: the Victoria Line, the District Line and the Circle Line. A bus stop is directly outside the coach station, and is served by many routes into the city centre.

Victoria Rail Station is also just 300 metres away, and there is a taxi rank outside the coach station on Eccleston Place.

Take a look at our London Victoria Station facilities.

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 London to Canterbury?

The first coach leaves from London Victoria Coach Station at 8.00am, arriving at Canterbury Bus Station at 10.05am.

When is the last coach from London to Canterbury?

The last coach leaves from London Victoria Coach Station at 22.30pm, arriving at Canterbury Bus Station at 0.45am.

How much is the coach from London to Canterbury?

A one-way journey from London to Canterbury is available from £6.90*.

How long does the coach take from London to Canterbury?

Coach journeys from London to Canterbury take on average 2 hrs 15 mins. However, our fastest coach will arrive in 2 hrs 5 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from London 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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