Cambridge to Canterbury by train

  • First train
    04:48
  • Last train
    23:22
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 17m
  • Distance
    121 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    38
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 52m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Cambridge to Canterbury by train

Fast trains from Cambridge to Canterbury take around 2 hours and 17 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 121 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cambridge and Canterbury.

1. Are there direct trains from Cambridge to Canterbury?

Journeys between Cambridge and Canterbury usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 42 departures on the route from Cambridge to Canterbury every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 34 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Cambridge to Canterbury?

The Cambridge to Canterbury train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 17 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Cambridge to Canterbury train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Canterbury is usually scheduled to depart Cambridge around 04:48 and the last train is around 23:22. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cambridge around 04:38, and the last at 23:54.

When to book Cambridge to Canterbury train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Cambridge to Canterbury by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cambridge and Canterbury?

More than one train company operates on the route from Cambridge to Canterbury, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Great Northern
  • London Underground
  • Southeastern
  • Thameslink

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

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Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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