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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Canterbury Cathedral is located in 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

Help us to preserve Canterbury Cathedral and our environment by visiting car-free if you can. It’s easy to reach us by train, bus, bike and foot. Plan your car-free visit with Good Journey.

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 City Council website.

Parking in the Cathedral grounds is very limited and available by prior arrangement for Cathedral guests only. Vehicular entrance is via Postern Gate, Burgate (B) up to 18.00 hrs, and Christ Church Gate (A) after 18.00 hrs. Set SatNav to Burgate, not postcode. You may download a map here.

By Coach

Canterbury is served by Stagecoach East Kent buses from Canterbury bus station, a 5 minute walk from the Cathedral Precincts. National Express run regular coaches from London Victoria Coach Station.

Several tour operators (Golden Tours, Evan Evans, Premium Tours and Anderson Tours) operate daily services to Canterbury with collection from London hotels.

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.

By Train

Southeastern Trains offers a High Speed rail service with a journey time of under an hour from London St Pancras to Canterbury West station. Southeastern also runs regular train services from London Victoria and London Charing Cross to both Canterbury East station and Canterbury West station. To check timings, or to book, use the Southeastern booking widget below.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 visitors travelling by Eurostar to Ashford, there is a frequent train service running between Ashford International and Canterbury West.

Alternatively, you could arrive in style on the Belmond British Pullman luxury train which offers regular day trips from London.

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