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Getting to Chatham Dockyard

Offering “80 acres of adventure”, Chatham Dockyard is an exciting day out for all the family. Explore the history of some of Britain’s finest warships, learn about the Industrial Revolution and try your hand at code-breaking with Mission Explore. 

Where is Chatham Dockyard?

Chatham Dockyard is located in Chatham, Kent, just 35 miles from Central London. Its official address is Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, 1st Floor North, Fitted Rigging House. Anchor Wharf, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent ME4 4UY.

How to get to Chatham Dockyard

The South East Express Canterbury to Chatham route departs from Canterbury Bus Station (bay D5) and stops at both Chatham Waterfront Bus Station (stop C14) and Chatham Maritime. Chatham Dockyard is 13 minutes’ walk from Chatham Waterfront Bus Station or 11 minutes’ walk from Chatham Maritime. 

Why use the coach?

We guarantee that our Canterbury to Chatham services will always be cheaper than off-peak rail tickets. Our drop-off points are also closer to the dockyard than Chatham rail station, helping you make the most of your day out.

We offer 1/3 off all Stagecoach services to those under 25, over 60, or in possession of a concessionary pass. Simply buy your ticket online at or pay on-board.  All of our routes take contactless payments, including Apple Pay and Google Pay.

When you travel with Stagecoach, you’ll have a comfortable, guaranteed seat with free WiFi. Keep your devices charged with USB ports and power sockets, and enjoy the comfort of air conditioning. We also offer accessible seating to disabled passengers when booked in advance.

What’s on at Chatham Dockyard
Call the Midwife location tours

From now until October 31st, see how Neal Street productions transform a 400-year-old site into a 1960s set. This walking tour features a costumed guide and a picture book to trigger your memories.

Salute to the 40s

Britain’s best vintage festival is back this September, with costumes, singing, dancing and much more.

Railway Weekends

Taking place on selected Saturdays and Saturdays, Railway Weekends gives visitors a glimpse of the dockyard’s railway history, with real locomotives passing through the remaining 1-mile track.


Where is the nearest bus stop?

Our Canterbury routes depart in and terminate from Chatham Waterfront Bus Station (stop C14) or Chatham Maritime.

How long does it take to get to Chatham Dockyard with Stagecoach?

On average, the Canterbury to Chatham route takes 1 hour 9 minutes. 15 coaches operate on Mondays to Fridays, and 14 on weekends.

Is there a direct service to Chatham Dockyard?

Yes, our Canterbury to Chatham routes are direct. There is no need to change.

What time is the first bus to Chatham Dockyard?

The first coach from Canterbury Bus Station (bay D5) departs at 04:55.

What time is the last bus to Chatham Dockyard?

The last coach from Canterbury Bus Station departs at 21:05.

If you have a question, either about Stagecoach or our South East Express service in particular, you're likely to find the answer over on our FAQs page. However, if you can't find what you need our friendly team are always on hand to help - feel free to contact the Stagecoach team if you need assistance prior, during or after your journey.