There are 5 ways to get from Cambridge to Dover by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train via St Pancras International  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory

$58 - $87

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Bus  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to City of London, Minories 010 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Walworth, Dunton Road to Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) 007 / ...

$22 - $29

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to London Stratford also for Westfield National Express
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Dover Priory

$44 - $62

Train  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Bridge
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Dover Priory

$62 - $91

Drive  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Dover 120.5 miles

$25 - $40

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Dover is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Dover. However, there are services departing from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) and arriving at Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) via Aldgate and Walworth, Dunton Road. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Dover. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Dover Priory via St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 34 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Dover is 91 miles. The road distance is 120.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Dover without a car is to train which takes 2 h 34 min and costs £40 - £70.

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It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to get from Cambridge to Dover, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Dover bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) station.

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Cambridge to Dover train services, operated by Great Northern, depart from Cambridge station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Dover is to train which takes 2 h 34 min and costs £40 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £23 and takes 5 h 16 min.

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Cambridge to Dover bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) station.

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

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Dover.
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  • Distance: 90.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 34 min

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

You can take a train from Cambridge to Dover via London Kings Cross and St Pancras International in around 2 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Dover via City of London, Minories, Aldgate, Bermondsey, Lynton Road (SE1), and Walworth, Dunton Road in around 5 h 16 min.

Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
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 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
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
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from London Bridge to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 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
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 Cambridge Parkside to London Stratford also for Westfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to City of London, Minories
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Walworth, Dunton Road to Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court)
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com

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