There are 5 ways to get from Bournemouth to Dover by train, bus 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

Train via St Pancras International  •  4 h 8 min

$73 - $113

Cheapest option

Bus via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals  •  6 h 5 min

  1. 035 / ...
  2. 007 / ...

$22 - $31

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 28 min

$73 - $113

Bus  •  9 h 26 min

  1. 70

$41 - $45

Drive  •  2 h 55 min

  1. 177.1 miles

$35 - $55

What companies run services between Bournemouth, England and Dover, England?

You can take a train from Bournemouth to Dover via London Waterloo, Waterloo Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, and St Pancras International in around 4 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bournemouth to Dover via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station in around 6 h 5 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
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 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from London Bridge to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $16
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 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth to Eastbourne
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in Hastings
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Eastbourne Town Centre, Cornfield Road (Hyde Gardens) to Hastings Town Centre, Harold Place (Queen's Road)
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hastings Town Centre, Harold Place (Queen's Road) to Lydd, Camp (opp Shelter)
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lydd, Camp (opp Shelter) to Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court)
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bournemouth and Dover is 228 km. The road distance is 283 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Dover is to bus which costs £16 - £23 and takes 6 h 5 min.

The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Dover is to drive which takes 2 h 55 min and costs £28 - £45.

No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth to Dover. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth Station and arriving at Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 5 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to get from Bournemouth to Dover, including transfers.