Heathrow to Canterbury by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 53m
  • Distance
    108 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 29m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Heathrow to Canterbury by train

Fast trains from Heathrow to Canterbury take around 1 hour and 53 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 108 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Heathrow and Canterbury.

1. Are there direct trains from Heathrow to Canterbury?

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

We usually find around 20 departures on the route from Heathrow 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 19 departures.

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

The Heathrow to Canterbury train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 53 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Canterbury is usually scheduled to depart Heathrow around 05:21 and the last train is around 23:57. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Heathrow around 05:17, and the last at 22:57.

When to book Heathrow 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 Heathrow to Canterbury by train.

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Which train companies operate between Heathrow and Canterbury?

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

  • Heathrow Express
  • London Underground
  • Southeastern
  • UK Rail Connections

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

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

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.