Dover to Canterbury
If you want to escape the coast for a day trip to the land of Chaucer, hop on one of the regular trains from Dover to Canterbury. This historic city is filled with cobbled streets, ancient sites and the majestic cathedral, which is home to the shrine of medieval archbishop, Thomas Becket.
With many journey times taking less than 30 minutes, travelling by rail to this stunning city is easy and convenient. Check out the latest journey times below and book your train tickets from Dover to Canterbury online with us.
Journey information from Dover to Canterbury
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The above information is intended as a guide. It may not include timetable alterations because of engineering work, unplanned disruption etc. Please use the journey planner to plan your journey before you travel. Some tickets are subject to restrictions. Please check these before you travel.
The information above refers to direct journeys only. Other journeys may be available by changing train or by using a different London Terminal. At certain times buses may operate some of the journeys shown. Services of all operators on the route shown are included in the figures. Not all tickets may be used on all services.
On many routes, the last journey before services finish for the day departs after midnight. Where this is the case, it is this service (in the early hours of the following morning), and not the last one before midnight that is shown.
Tips on how to book cheaper train tickets
Save 1/3 with a Railcard
You can save 1/3 off the price of your train tickets from Dover to Canterbury with a Railcard. There are loads of options available, and you can use them throughout the year on most rail journeys, so you can save even more on travel.
If you can be flexible about travel times, it can be worth waiting until after rush hour to hop on board at Off-Peak times of the day. Check our journey planner to see which times apply.
Go with a group
The trains can be cheaper when you travel together. If you journey to Canterbury in a group of 3-9 adults, you could save 34% on Off-Peak travel with GroupSave.