There are 5 ways to get from Dover to Whitstable by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Whitstable

$22 - $35

Cheapest option

Line 15 bus, bus  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take the line 15 bus from Dover, Priory Street (Golden Lion) to Canterbury, Bus Station 15
  2. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Whitstable, Horsebridge Triangle / ...

$11

3 alternative options

Train via Faversham  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Faversham

$22 - $32

Taxi  •  35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dover to Whitstable 29.4 miles

$80 - $95

Drive  •  35 min

  1. Drive from Dover to Whitstable 29.4 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from Dover to Whitstable is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dover to Whitstable is to taxi which costs £60 - £75 and takes 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dover to Whitstable. However, there are services departing from Dover, Priory Street (Golden Lion) and arriving at Whitstable, Horsebridge via Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dover Priory and arriving at Whitstable. Services depart every two hours. The journey takes approximately 1 h 6 min.

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The distance between Dover and Whitstable is 21 miles. The road distance is 29.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Dover to Whitstable without a car is to train which takes 1 h 6 min and costs £17 - £24.

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The train from Dover Priory to Whitstable takes 1 h 6 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Dover to Whitstable bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, depart from Dover, Priory Street (Golden Lion) station.

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Map of how to get from Dover to Whitstable.
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  • Distance: 20.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 6 min

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

Southeastern operates a train from Dover to Whitstable every 2 hours. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dover to Whitstable via Canterbury, Bus Station in around 1 h 12 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dover Priory to Whitstable
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
Train from Dover Priory to Faversham
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $22
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dover, Priory Street (Golden Lion) to Canterbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Whitstable, Horsebridge
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Regent Coaches
Phone
+44 (0)1227 794345
Email
info@regentcoaches.com
Website
regentcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Whitstable, Harbour Street (Albert Street)
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
regentcoaches.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Dover to Whitstable
Ave. Duration
35 min
Estimated price
$80 - $95

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