River Thames, London

Canterbury to London

From £6.80 one-way*

Duration: 1 hr 15 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 13 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 Canterbury to London

Our coaches travel from Canterbury Bus Station to London (Victoria Coach Station) 13 times a day. Services run from 2.25am and the last coach arrives in London at 22.50pm. Our fastest journey will get you from Canterbury to London (Eltham) in just 1 hour 15 minutes.

With regular, reliable services and fares starting from £6.80 one-way*, you can travel in style for less.

Canterbury to London journey information
Fastest journey time 1 hr 15 mins (to Eltham)
Cheapest price From £6.80 *
Distance (approx) 101km
No. of stops 4 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 2:25am/20:45pm

Our Canterbury to London services and stops

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

007 coach towards London

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

  • Canterbury Bus Station
  • University of Kent (Canterbury)
  • Whitstable
  • Dartford (Bluewater Shopping Centre)
  • Gillingham, Kent (Hempstead Valley)
  • London (Eltham)
  • London (Lewisham)
  • London (New Cross Gate)
  • London (Walworth)
  • London (Elephant & Castle)
  • London Victoria Coach Station

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
  • Gillingham, Kent (Hempstead Valley)
  • Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5
  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • London (Earl's Court)
  • London Victoria Coach Station

022 coach towards London

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

  • Canterbury Bus Station
  • University of Kent (Canterbury)
  • Whitstable
  • Dartford (Bluewater Shopping Centre)
  • Gillingham, Kent (Hempstead Valley)
  • London (Eltham)
  • London (Lewisham)
  • London (New Cross Gate)
  • London (Walworth)
  • London (Elephant & Castle)
  • London Victoria Coach Station

Canterbury to London 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 local taxi rank.

Arriving in London

London Victoria Coach Station is just 300 metres from the tube network, and is served by 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.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Canterbury to London?

The first coach leaves from Canterbury Bus Station at 2.25am, arriving at London Victoria Coach Station at 5.40am.

When is the last coach from Canterbury to London?

The last coach leaves from Canterbury Bus Station at 20.45pm, arriving at London Victoria Coach Station at 22.50pm.

How much is the coach from Canterbury to London?

A one-way journey from Canterbury to London is available from £6.80*.

How long does the coach take from Canterbury to London?

Our fastest coach journey from Canterbury to London takes 1 hour 15 mins to our Eltham stop.

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

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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