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Manchester to Canterbury by train

  • First train
    05:05
  • Last train
    20:21
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 36m
  • Distance
    333 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    24
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 7m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Manchester to Canterbury by train

Fast trains from Manchester to Canterbury take around 3 hours and 36 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 333 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Canterbury.

1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to Canterbury?

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

We usually find around 28 departures on the route from Manchester to Canterbury every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 32 departures.

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

The Manchester to Canterbury train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 36 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Canterbury is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 05:05 and the last train is around 21:15. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 05:25, and the last at 20:55.

When to book Manchester 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 Manchester to Canterbury by train.

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Which train companies operate between Manchester and Canterbury?

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

  • London Underground
  • Southeastern
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

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.