Duration 4h 12m
Distance 177.2 miles
Average price £135
Frequency 8/day

Trip overview

The average train between Dover and Bournemouth takes 4h 12m and the fastest train takes 3h 30m. The train service runs several times per day from Dover to Bournemouth. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train via London • 3h 42m

  1. Dover Priory
  2. London Waterloo
  3. Bournemouth
3h 42m
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£85 - £161

Dover to Bournemouth train times

Trains run every four hours between Dover and Bournemouth. The earliest departure is at 18:49 in the evening, and the last departure from Dover is at 22:49 which arrives into Bournemouth at 07:44. All services require a transfer, and take on average 4h 12m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Dover to Bournemouth. However, there are services departing from Dover Priory and arriving at Bournemouth via Euston station and London Waterloo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 42m.

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The distance between Dover and Bournemouth is 143 miles. The road distance is 177.2 miles.

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Dover to Bournemouth train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Dover Priory station.

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Dover to Bournemouth train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Bournemouth station.

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