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Train or bus Maidstone to London

Ontario, Canada
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Train or bus Maidstone to London

My friend and I will be staying in Maidstone and would like to travel to London daily to see the sights for 3 days. The bus will be 10 pounds where the train is 17. Should we save the 7 pounds daily and take the bus or does it make more sense to take the train daily(off peak hours)?

We are on a budget and trying to save where ever we can.

Thank you for any help!

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1. Re: Train or bus Maidstone to London

I would say take the train, it will be much quicker and you can use your tickets for the 2-for 1 offers. You may pay £7 more but you'll save much more on the entrance fees.

Kent, United Kingdom
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2. Re: Train or bus Maidstone to London

The train from Maidstone east to Victoria takes around an hour

I dread to think how long the bus would take

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3. Re: Train or bus Maidstone to London

If you're "trying to save" why are you staying tens of miles outside of London in Maidstone?

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4. Re: Train or bus Maidstone to London

We are staying with family and would very much like to see the London sights.

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5. Re: Train or bus Maidstone to London

The bus takes 1.5 hours - more in the rush hour. But there only seem to be 3 a day - very limiting on timing

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6. Re: Train or bus Maidstone to London

Fair enough,

But if I were you I would purchase a One Day Travelcard at Maidstone East for £24. This includes a Off Peak Day Return to London, plus travel around the whole of London for the day., which you don't get with the coach. Valid on the 09:18 am train or later.

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