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Private Transfer from Heathrow to Canterbury

Some questions about two people traveling from Heathrow to Canterbury using a private transfer or taxi:
1. Recommended companies
2. Approximate cost to expect
3. How early to make arrangements before travel date.

Posted by
8660 posts

Thats a 2 hour drive.

Taxi cost would be insane.

Research Addison Lee car services. Negotiate cost in advance.

Have you considered the National Express bus?

Posted by
4821 posts

The name of the service we used was Canterbury Airport Transfers. The web site (if my notes are correct) was taxicanterbury.co.uk/contact. We had a driver who drove safely, was helpful loading our luggage, and commented on various things along the way. The car was clean, roomy, and well maintained. We would not hesitate to use the same service again. The cost (if memory serves correctly) was about 100 GBP, but I'm sure it has gone up as has everything else since covid. The email was firstclasstravel@live.co.uk. Shoot them an email, outline you needs, and see what you think about the cost compared to the hassle factor of using the train.

A lot of people take the train and there is absolutely nothing wrong with doing so. It will cost less, but the hassle factor of getting the tickets, and then doing the train trip and the transfers while being jet lagged and on new turf is not something many people enjoy. Believe me, there is nothing better than having a private driver meet you in the terminal, wisk you to the car, and take you to Canterbury.

Posted by
47 posts

Thank you both for your replies. We are considering what to do. We have, however, reached a point in life where the idea of a transfer may be a splurge, but worth it to us.