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Getting there & away

Canterbury is 58 miles (93km) from London and 15 miles from Margate and Dover.




The bus station is just within the city walls off High St. There are frequent buses to London Victoria (£11.40, two hours, hourly), and services to Dover (35 minutes) hourly. Around three buses per hour run to Margate (53 minutes), and twice hourly to Broadstairs (one hour) and Ramsgate (one hour 20 minutes). Services to Whitstable leave every 15 minutes (30 minutes).


There are two train stations: Canterbury East (for the YHA hostel), accessible from London Victoria; and Canterbury West, accessible from London’s Charing Cross, Victoria and Waterloo stations.

London-bound trains leave frequently (£18.70, 1½ hours, two to three hourly), as do Canterbury East to Dover Priory trains (£5.20, 16 to 28 minutes, every 30 minutes).

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