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There are 4 ways to get from Bournemouth to Dover by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo East to Dover Priory

$70 - $107

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Bus  •  6h

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Dover National Express / ...

$22 - $29

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8h 33m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Brighton
  3. Take the train from Brighton to Hastings
  4. Take the bus from Rye, Railway Station to Dover Priory station

$77 - $157

Drive  •  2h 55m

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Dover 177.1 miles

$35 - $55

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

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Dover is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 2h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth station to Dover. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road and arriving at Dover via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h.

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No, there is no direct train from Bournemouth to Dover. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth and arriving at Dover Priory via London Waterloo East. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 27m.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Dover is 143 miles. The road distance is 177.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Dover without a car is to train which takes 4h 27m and costs £50 - £85.

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It takes approximately 4h 27m to get from Bournemouth to Dover, including transfers.

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Bournemouth to Dover bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road.

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Bournemouth to Dover train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Bournemouth station.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Dover is to train which takes 4h 27m and costs £50 - £85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £23 and takes 6h.

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Map of how to get from Bournemouth to Dover.
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  • Distance: 142.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 27m

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

You can take a train from Bournemouth to Dover via London Waterloo and London Waterloo East in around 4h 27m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bournemouth to Dover via London Victoria Coach Station in around 6h.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Southern
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $60
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 Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Rye, Railway Station to Dover Priory station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
Stagecoach in East Kent

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Bournemouth to Dover bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Dover station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bournemouth to Dover is 177 miles. It takes approximately 2h 55m to drive from Bournemouth to Dover.

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