Canterbury East railway station is on the Dover branch of the Chatham Main Line in England, and is one of two stations serving the town of Canterbury, Kent. It is 61 miles 65 chains (99.5 km) down-line from London Victoria and is situated between Selling and Bekesbourne.
The station and all trains that call are operated by Southeastern.
The station and its line were built by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway, while Canterbury West station was built by the South Eastern Railway.
Although called Canterbury East, the station is about 1⁄2 mile (0.8 km) due south of Canterbury West station, and only about 20 yards (20 m) to its east.
The framework of the platform canopies were originally installed at the never-opened station at Lullingstone.
The semaphore signals at the station were replaced with coloured lights in December 2011. The elevated signal box remains but is no longer in use, with signalling on the line operated from a control room at Gillingham. The signal box has now been given Grade II listed building status.
Canterbury East's ticket barriers were removed in early 2011, as they were the only ones of the kind in the country and spare parts were no longer easy to obtain. Work began to install a new gate-line in October 2016. Coventry and Earlsfield are the only other stations to lose their ticket barriers.
The station has a ticket office, an electronic ticket machine, a cafe and toilets.