There are 4 ways to get from Canterbury to Dover by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  28 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury East to Dover Priory

$11 - $16

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Bus  •  30 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury, Old Gate Inn to Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) 15 / ...

$6 - $9

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Taxi  •  24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Canterbury to Dover 18 miles

$50 - $60

Drive  •  24 min

  1. Drive from Canterbury to Dover 18 miles

$3 - $6

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Canterbury, Old Gate Inn and arriving at Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court). Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Canterbury East and arriving at Dover Priory. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 28 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and Dover is 15 miles. The road distance is 18 miles.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Dover without a car is to train which takes 28 min and costs .

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The train from Canterbury East to Dover Priory takes 28 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Canterbury to Dover bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, depart from Canterbury, Old Gate Inn station.

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Canterbury to Dover train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Canterbury East station.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Dover is to train which takes 28 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 30 min.

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Canterbury to Dover bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, arrive at Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) station.

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Canterbury to Dover train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Dover Priory station.

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to Dover.
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  • Distance: 14.7 miles
  • Duration: 28 min

What companies run services between Canterbury, England and Dover, England?

Southeastern operates a train from Canterbury to Dover hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 28 min. Alternatively, Stagecoach in East Kent operates a bus from Canterbury to Dover every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $7 and the journey takes 30 min. National Express also services this route every 4 hours.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canterbury, Old Gate Inn to Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Canterbury to Dover
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Arrow Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1233 666666
Website
arrowtaxisltd.co.uk
Ashford Taxis
Phone
+44 1233 666494
Website
taxiashford.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Canterbury to Dover is 18 miles. It takes approximately 24 min to drive from Canterbury to Dover.

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