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 one of the most popular cities to visit 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 February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Whitstable in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Whitstable


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 26h 20m.


Train is the most popular train carrier serving Whitstable, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Whitstable to Oxford takes 0h 54m and costs around $25 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Bristol, expect to pay about $51 for a 1h 36m 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.


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 Hertz, among others, in London.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Whitstable, including National Express, FlixBus and Bus.

Airports near Whitstable

Airlines serving Whitstable

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Where to stay in Whitstable

Average rates range from around $302 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $450 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Whitstable

Hiring a car in Whitstable

Expect to pay $2.99 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 $35.77 and $47.69. The most frequently booked car type in Whitstable is Compact (Class Economy Van or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Toyota Aygo or similar) is, on average, 62% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.