Direct link between Canterbury and Gatwick axed

A direct coach link between Canterbury and Gatwick is set to end this week, just eight months after it began.

National Express’ round-the-clock service – the only direct public transport link from Canterbury – was launched in December last year but will end on Sunday, 17 July, due to lack of use.

Kent to Gatwick coach service launched

National Express coach

National Express is set to launch its new Kent to Gatwick coach service next week.

The service, which will operate 24/7, will begin on Monday 7 December.

Operating eight times per day, coaches will serve both terminals from locations throughout Kent, including Canterbury, Chatham, Gillingham, Maidstone, Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate.

National Express Managing Director Tom Stables said: “Our new services to Gatwick offer for the first time a direct link from the airport to Kent by public transport and underline our position as the UK’s number one provider of straight-to-the-airport travel.”

Kent to Gatwick coach service announced

National Express has announced the launch of a new Kent to Gatwick service.

Launching in December, the service will operate 24/7 with pick-up and drop-off points that include Canterbury, Chatham, Gillingham, Maidstone, Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate. Coaches will drop off and pick up passengers from both terminals at Gatwick.

The service is set be popular with Kent residents as the journey time will be around 45 minutes quicker than travelling by rail.

Online one-way fares start at £5 and are available for booking now.