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The nearest station to Dover Castle is Dover Priory, which is served by trains on the South Eastern Main Line from London St Pancras International and London Victoria. From Dover Priory it's roughly a 26-minute walk to the castle. There's also the option of catching a 93 bus from Priory Street (Stop E) heading towards Deal, which will take you to Dover Castle in five minutes. From there it's a two-minute walk to the castle.

Station details & facilities

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DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:30 - 21:30
Saturday 05:30 - 21:30
Sunday 06:15 - 21:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
ATM notes
Located on concourse
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorMeteor Parking Ltd
Car parking spaces36
Carpark charges
Six Monthly£487.00
Three Monthly£243.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces32
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Platform 1
Cycle storage notes<p>You may leave your cycle in the rack provided on Platform 1, however you do so at your own risk.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Passenger operated lift to interchange between platforms.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are available

About Dover Castle

Perched on top of the White Cliffs of Dover, Dover Castle is the largest fortress in England and has been described as The Key to England due to its strategic importance, commanding, as it does, the most natural invasion route for England's would-be conquerors.  

While a fortification has stood on the site since at least Saxon times, it was William the Conqueror and Henry II who created today's high medieval castle, with one of the last rectangular keeps ever built, at its heart. The castle still played a strategic role well into the 18th century with the addition of vast defenses to guard against Napoleonic invasion. And in 1940, the tunnels beneath the castle housed a military hospital and command centre, from where Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of British and Allied troops from Dunkirk, was coordinated.

Visitors can enjoy every chapter of Dover Castle's long and dramatic history, from its Roman lighthouse and Saxon ruins to living recreations of its medieval feasting halls and kitchens, and vivid depictions of the roles it played in WW2.  Enjoy the clash of steel of the outdoor medieval re-enactments, the deafening roar of a WW1 gun battery, and tours, events and special screenings while looking out over the English Channel.

Departures and arrivals from Dover Priory

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London VictoriaSoutheastern06:183On time
to London Cannon StreetSoutheastern06:331On time
to RamsgateSoutheastern06:422On time
to London St Pancras InternationalSoutheastern06:481On time
to London St Pancras InternationalSoutheastern07:061On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from RamsgateSoutheastern06:321On time
from SandwichSoutheastern07:021On time
from Gillingham (Kent)Southeastern07:083On time
from Ashford InternationalSoutheastern07:281On time
from RamsgateSoutheastern07:342On time
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