Whitstable travel guide

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You're Going to Love Whitstable

With a population of 30.195, Whitstable is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

Where to Eat in Whitstable

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Pearson's Arms (The Horsebridge, Sea Wall) and Samphire (Samphire 4 High Street) are great picks.

When to visit Whitstable

Whitstable in October
Estimated hotel price
$173
1 night at 3-star hotel
Whitstable in October
Estimated hotel price
$173
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Whitstable

Plane

Although Whitstable doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to London Stansted Airport (STN), which is located 80 km from Whitstable. The shortest flight to Whitstable from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 29h.

Train

Eurostar is the most popular train carrier serving Whitstable, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Whitstable to Birmingham takes 1h 28m and costs around $35 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Bristol, expect to pay about $59 for a 1h 34m trip. Located 2.9 km from the city centre, Whitstable Chestfield & Swalecliffe is the busiest station in Whitstable. Another popular train station is Whitstable, located 0.8 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Whitstable is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 81 km from Whitstable. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Whitstable, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Southampton, the bus ride to Whitstable takes 153 km and will cost you around $12. From Bristol, the ticket costs about $18 for a journey of 217 km.

Plane

Although Whitstable doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to London Stansted Airport (STN), which is located 80 km from Whitstable. The shortest flight to Whitstable from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 29h.

Train

Eurostar is the most popular train carrier serving Whitstable, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Whitstable to Birmingham takes 1h 28m and costs around $35 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Bristol, expect to pay about $59 for a 1h 34m trip. Located 2.9 km from the city centre, Whitstable Chestfield & Swalecliffe is the busiest station in Whitstable. Another popular train station is Whitstable, located 0.8 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Whitstable is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 81 km from Whitstable. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Whitstable, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Southampton, the bus ride to Whitstable takes 153 km and will cost you around $12. From Bristol, the ticket costs about $18 for a journey of 217 km.

Airports near Whitstable

Airlines serving Whitstable

Lufthansa
Good (4,680 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (945 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,747 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,178 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,443 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (471 reviews)
Air France
Good (976 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,602 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,103 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,941 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,367 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,213 reviews)
LOT
Good (665 reviews)
Finnair
Good (771 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,178 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (927 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (848 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Whitstable

Hiring a car in Whitstable

Expect to pay $3.05 per litre in Whitstable (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $36.60 and $48.80. The most frequently booked car type in Whitstable is Intermediate (Nissan Qashqai or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Volkswagen up! or similar) is, on average, 73% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $3.05 per litre in Whitstable (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $36.60 and $48.80. The most frequently booked car type in Whitstable is Intermediate (Nissan Qashqai or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Volkswagen up! or similar) is, on average, 73% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.