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Visit Dover Castle car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

From Dover Town Centre, it is a mile’s uphill walk to the castle, or you can hop on bus 81 to save the climb. There are frequent buses to Dover from Canterbury and Folkestone, whilst the bus route from Sandwich, Deal and Walmer stops right outside the castle.

From further afield you can reach Dover easily by train from London and most Kent towns.

Our journey planner will show you train and bus times and walking routes.

Enjoy 20% off entry when you visit us car-free, showing a train or bus ticket or a bike helmet on arrival – terms and conditions apply.

A group of 3 or more can save 34% on train travel with Southeastern Railway with Groupsave. Otherwise, choose the best train ticket or offer for you.

If travelling by train, you can save money on bus fares by asking for a Dover PlusBus ticket which is valid on all buses in Dover, Deal and Sandwich, including bus 81 to Dover Castle. There is also a combined ticket for Kent and other South East buses.

For more money-saving tips see our handy guides to trains and buses.

Find out about Dover Castle and the train line on the Southeastern podcast.

Bus 102 to Lydd is scenic.

Cyclists welcome. National Routes 1 and 2 meet in Dover. Plan your cycle route here. You can rent an electric bike from the hire station in Dover Castle Coach Park with Click2Cycle.

There is a taxi rank at Dover Priory Station. Book ahead with Dover Taxis 01304 727 272, Dover Royal Taxis 01304 210 210 or Dover White Cliffs Taxis 01304 202 070.

Here’s some information on accessibility on buses and trains. And here’s information on accessibility at Dover Castle.

Travel along the coast on bus 81 to visit Deal Castle and Walmer Castle and Gardens (both English Heritage). Discover more offers and days out in Kent with Good Journey.

About Dover Castle

• Discover the story of Dunkirk in an immersive exhibition in our Secret Wartime Tunnels.
• Relive the tension as medics try to save an injured pilot on a tour of the Underground Hospital.
• Explore the medieval recreated rooms of the Great Tower and climb to the roof for amazing views across to France.
• Get hands on in the Port War Signalling Station to try your hand at Morse Code to spot enemy ships.
• Roam 80 acres of castle grounds with mighty battlements, a Roman lighthouse, a Saxon church and medieval tunnels.

For any queries about visiting contact Dover Castle on 0370 333 1181 or customers@english-heritage.org.uk

Address: Dover Castle, Castle Hill, Dover, Kent, CT16 1HU. Visit Website