Buses and trains (updated)
I would to clarify the comments made by leics about buses around Whitstable. She mentions routes 4 and 6,
These are circular routes starting and finishing at Canterbury: route 4 travels clockwise, Whitstable before Herne Bay, and the 6 is anti-clockwise, Herne Bay before Whitstable.
There are also some local variations: there are the 4, 4a and 4X, as well as the 6, 6A and 6X: all of these take slightly different routes when they reach the outskirts of (mainly) Herne Bay.
Lastly there's the 5 as well, from Seasalter (to the NW of Whitstable), which travels through Whitstable direct to Canterbury, via Chestfield, and ignoring herne Bay altogether. (This is the route I use, and, as it's only an hourly service, I usually go home on the 4 if I have to wait too long - the 4 and 6 are every 10 mins or so)
Buses and trains.
There are regular buses linking Whitstable with Canterbury, Herne Bay and other nearby settlements.
Buses from Canterbury are particularly good, with several different routes (I used the 4A and the 6) running roughly every 15-20 minutes throughout the day (weekdays). Journey time is roughly 35 minutes. Some are double-decker buses, which give excellent views of the countryside if you sit upstairs.
You can find bus timetables and information on the link below.
Whitstable also has a railway station. But buses are generally cheaper than trains and, if you are travelling from Canterbury, they are also faster because Canterbury>Whitstable involves a change of train at Faversham. You can find train times, details and fares on www.nationalexpress.com
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If you don't drive (like me) your best bet to get to Whitstable is by train. there is a good (half-hourly) service weekdays and journey time is around 90 minutes.
The Station is a little bit away from the main part of town, but here's a tip. if you come out of the Station door, turn hard right and then follow the cycle track signs. It takes you along some footpaths and is quicker than following the main roads.
The website will help you plan your journey.
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