There are 10 ways to get from Belfast to Dover by plane, train, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Belfast City to London City, train  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to London City (LCY) BHD - LCY
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Dover Priory

$97 - $280

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  19 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  3. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) 007

$55 - $76

8 alternative options

Fly Belfast City to London Heathrow, train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to London Heathrow (LHR) BHD - LHR
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory

$94 - $288

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Luton, train  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to London Luton (LTN) BFS - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory

$83 - $208

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Stansted, train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to London Stansted (STN) BFS - STN
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory

$99 - $233

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick, train  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to London Gatwick (LGW) BFS - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory

$74 - $204

Fly Belfast City to Southampton, train  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Southampton (SOU) BHD - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory

$116 - $344

Car ferry, bus, train  •  12 h 21 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to London Euston
  4. Take the train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory

$256 - $381

Car ferry, train  •  13 h 38 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead
  2. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory

$186 - $278

Car ferry, drive  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Drive from Cairnryan to Dover

$139 - $189

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Dover is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £40 - £60 and takes 19 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Dover is to fly and train which costs £70 - £220 and takes 4 h 32 min.

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The distance between Belfast and Dover is 388 miles.

It takes approximately 4 h 32 min to get from Belfast to Dover, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Dover. However, there are services departing from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and arriving at Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) via Dublin and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 12 min.

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What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Dover, England?

There is no direct connection from Belfast to Dover. However, you can take the line 600 shuttle to Belfast City Airport, take the walk to Belfast City airport, fly to London City, take the walk to London City Airport DLR Station, take the train to Stratford International DLR Station, take the walk to Stratford International, then take the train to Dover. Alternatively, you can take the line 600 shuttle to Belfast City Airport, take the walk to Belfast City airport, fly to London Heathrow, take the walk to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 Underground Station, take the Tube to King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, take the walk to St Pancras International, then take the train to Dover.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Luton via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Stansted via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from Belfast City to London City via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from Belfast City to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Southampton via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Southampton via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Southampton via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $460
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Belfast City to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Belfast City to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $210
Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Stratford International to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to London Euston
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $160
Anytime Day Single
$170 - $270
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cairnryan to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court)
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$170
Car ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$226

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