Canterbury Cathedral lies at the centre of the historic city of Canterbury in the heart of Kent. Whether you are coming by car, train or plane we can help you find your way.

Find your way

By Car

Canterbury is well served by the Motorway network with both the M20 and M2 providing links to the rest of England. There are several car parks in the centre of Canterbury and a park and ride scheme operates with buses running at 7-8 minute intervals from designated areas on the outskirts of the city right into the city centre. For information on parking in and around Canterbury visit the Canterbury tourism website,

By Train

Southeastern has introduced a High Speed rail service with a journey time of under an hour from London St Pancras to Canterbury West station. For information please visit Southeastern also runs regular train services from London Victoria and London Charing Cross to both Canterbury East station and Canterbury West station. The Cathedral is a short walk into the city from either station. Look out for the Southeastern 2-for-1 offers to Kent attractions, including entry to the Cathedral. For more information about trains from London to Canterbury, please visit For visitors travelling by Eurostar to Ashford, there is a frequent train service running between Ashford and Canterbury West. It is also possible to journey to Canterbury from London by steam or luxury train. For more information visit or

By Coach

Canterbury is served by Stagecoach East Kent buses from Canterbury bus station, a 5 minute walk from the Cathedral Precincts. For timetable enquiries, please telephone 0845 600 2299, or visit National Express run regular coaches from London Victoria Coach Station. Telephone 08717 818178, or visit for more information on timetables.

By Air/Sea

Canterbury is within easy reach of London, the Channel ports and major London airports. For more information on channel carriers, visit Eurotunnel, Eurostar, P&O Ferries or DFDS.