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Bristol to Canterbury by train

  • First train
    04:47
  • Last train
    22:35
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 3m
  • Distance
    253 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    20
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 3m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Bristol to Canterbury by train

Fast trains from Bristol to Canterbury take around 3 hours and 3 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 253 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bristol and Canterbury.

1. Are there direct trains from Bristol to Canterbury?

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

We usually find around 23 departures on the route from Bristol 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 28 departures.

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

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

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Canterbury is usually scheduled to depart Bristol around 04:47 and the last train is around 22:35. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bristol around 05:30, and the last at 22:30.

When to book Bristol 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 Bristol to Canterbury by train.

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Which train companies operate between Bristol and Canterbury?

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

  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southeastern
  • UK Rail Connections

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

Canterbury to Bristol by train

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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.