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

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Train  •  27 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Canterbury East

$11 - $16

Cheapest option

Bus  •  28 min

  1. Take the bus from Dover, Pencester Road (Pencester Gardens) to Canterbury, Old Gate Inn 15|the Diamond / ...

$5 - $9

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dover to Canterbury 17.9 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Dover to Canterbury 17.9 miles

$3 - $6

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The cheapest way to get from Dover to Canterbury is to drive which costs £2 - £5 and takes 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dover to Canterbury is to taxi which costs £35 - £50 and takes 23 min.

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The distance between Dover and Canterbury is 15 miles. The road distance is 17.9 miles.

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The train from Dover Priory to Canterbury East takes 27 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dover, Pencester Road (Pencester Gardens) and arriving at Canterbury, Old Gate Inn. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dover Priory and arriving at Canterbury East. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 27 min.

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

Southeastern operates a train from Dover to Canterbury hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 27 min. Alternatively, Stagecoach in East Kent operates a bus from Dover to Canterbury every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $6 and the journey takes 28 min. National Express also services this route every 2 hours.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dover, Pencester Road (Pencester Gardens) to Canterbury, Old Gate Inn
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Dover to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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