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Duration 5h 6m
Distance 214.2 miles
Average price £136
Frequency 12/day

Trip overview

The average train between Skegness and Dover takes 5h 6m and the fastest train takes 4h 22m. There is a train service every few hours from Skegness to Dover. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Skegness
  2. Grantham
  3. St Pancras International
  4. Dover
5h 19m
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£69 - £225

Skegness to Dover train times

Trains run every two hours between Skegness and Dover. The earliest departure is at 07:09 in the morning, and the last departure from Skegness is at 20:15 which arrives into Dover at 00:41. All services require a transfer, and take on average 5h 6m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Skegness to Dover. However, there are services departing from Skegness and arriving at Dover Priory via Grantham and St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 19m.

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The distance between Skegness and Dover is 146 miles. The road distance is 214.2 miles.

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Skegness to Dover train services, operated by East Midlands Railways, depart from Skegness station.

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Skegness to Dover train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Dover Priory station.

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