Canterbury Trains

Travel Disruption 2023:

Please be aware that there are some disruptions to the train services. 

If you are travelling, ensure you plan your journey prior to travelling, check the train times and read our blog post for further information. 

Canterbury has two train stations, Canterbury East and Canterbury West and they are both served by Southeastern trains.

Catching a train not only avoids traffic jams and being able to sleep or relax; you can also catch up with work or online socialising using Southeastern trains free wi-fi. You can also be proud to know you are travelling in one of the most environmentally-friendly ways. Southeastern trains and Eurostar are committed to reducing their environmental impact too.

Canterbury West (CBW) Train Station

This station is approximately a 25-minute walk or a short bus ride from the campus. You can view the journey on google maps.

Trains from Canterbury West stops at Ashford International in Kent that links with several railway lines, including High Speed 1 route, South Eastern main lines, the Southern Marsh Link train and the National Rail international stations (Eurostar).

Domestic and High-speed 1 trains from Canterbury West

At peak times, services are approximately operating from this station. The typical off-peak service for this station per hour is:

The high-speed train service to London, St.Pancras takes less than one hour from Canterbury West. It stops at Ashford International, Stratford and Ebbsfleet International. 

Canterbury East (CBE) Train Station

This station is approximately a 45-minute walk or a short bus ride from the campus. You can view the journey on google maps.

Trains from Canterbury East stops at

At peak times services are approximately operating from this station. The typical off-peak service from this station per hour is:

Eurostar International train

Eurostar is the only high-speed train that directly links the UK to France and Belgium via the Channel Tunnel. There are many destinations and to give an indication of journey times these are:

  • London to Paris - 2 hours 12 minutes
  • London to Brussels - 2 hours 1 minute
  • London to Lille - 1 hour 22 minutes

The stops in the UK include:

  • London St Pancras,
  • Ebbsfleet International Note 1
  • Ashford International Note 1
  • Channel Tunnel

Note 1 - Due to the Covid 19 pandemic Eurostar will not stop at Ebbsfleet and Ashford International train stations until 2022.

Live departure & arrival information

Canterbury East

Canterbury West

Train information

For more information regarding timetables, routes and more, please visit the National Rail website. 

Bicycles on trains

Bikes are only permitted on trains at certain times of the day and storage facilities vary from station to station.

Download the National Rail Cycling by train flyer or visit the Southeastern website for more information.

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