Dover to Canterbury by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:30
  • Last train
    23:05
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    16m

Travelling from Dover to Canterbury by train

Fast trains from Dover to Canterbury take around 16 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 23 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Dover and Canterbury.

Are there direct trains from Dover to Canterbury?

Direct trains from Dover to Canterbury have been found.

We usually find around 60 direct trains on the route from Dover to Canterbury every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 63 departures.

How long is the train journey from Dover to Canterbury?

The Dover to Canterbury train travel time is normally about 16 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Dover to Canterbury train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Canterbury is usually scheduled to depart Dover around 04:30 and the last train is around 23:05. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Dover around 05:18, and the last at 23:05.

When to book Dover to Canterbury train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Dover to Canterbury by train.

Which train companies operate between Dover and Canterbury?

Southeastern is the train company that operates on the route from Dover to Canterbury.

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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