Our coaches travel from London (Victoria Coach Station) to Canterbury Bus Station 3 times a day.
Our fastest journey will get you from London (Eltham) to Canterbury in just 1 hour 10 mins. With reliable services from £8.30 one-way*, you can travel with confidence and convenience once again.
Please note: We are currently running a reduced network, with plans to add to it regularly as demand grows. Because of this, the information on this page may differ depending on your travel dates and any regional restrictions.
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.
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.
How long does the bus take from London to Canterbury?
The fastest journey takes approximately 55 minutes to get from London (Eltham) to Canterbury, however, your journey time may vary depending on traffic conditions along the route.
Can I buy my ticket from your driver for the London to Canterbury bus?
Yes you can, however, this will be subject to availability as services may be full with pre-booked customers, so it is always advisable to purchase your ticket in advance.
If you would like to purchase a ticket from our drivers on our London to Canterbury service, please be aware of the following;
In addition, you can call the National Express Contact Centre on 08717 818181 between 10am and 6pm, 7 days a week. Calls cost 13p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.
How do I find the exact location of my stop in Canterbury?
To view our UK stop locations, please use the ‘Stop Finder’ service by clicking here to find your bus stop in Canterbury.
When you receive the email confirmation of your ticket, there will also be a ‘View on map’ link below the departure and/or destinations chosen.
Please note: You must read the details on your ticket as the exact location details of some stops may vary depending on your travel date, time or the direction of travel.
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