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

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Train  •  2h 24m

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Dover Priory

£50 - £90

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Bus  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Colchester to Stansted Airport London 250 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to London Bow
  3. Take the bus from London Lewisham to Dover 007 / ...

£16 - £22

2 alternative options

Line 71 bus, bus  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the line 71 bus from Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station 71 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Upminster to Dover

£26 - £33

Drive  •  1h 53m

  1. Drive from Colchester to Dover 112.6 miles

£18 - £27

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The cheapest way to get from Colchester to Dover is to bus which costs £15 - £23 and takes 5h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Colchester to Dover is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 1h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Colchester to Dover. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Dover via Stansted Airport London, Bow Church Station and London Lewisham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 32m.

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No, there is no direct train from Colchester to Dover. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Dover Priory via Stratford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 24m.

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The distance between Colchester and Dover is 56 miles. The road distance is 112.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Colchester to Dover without a car is to train which takes 2h 24m and costs £50 - £90.

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It takes approximately 2h 24m to get from Colchester to Dover, including transfers.

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Colchester to Dover bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Colchester station.

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Colchester to Dover train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Colchester station.

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The best way to get from Colchester to Dover is to train which takes 2h 24m and costs £50 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £23 and takes 5h 32m.

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Map of how to get from Colchester to Dover.
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  • Distance: 55.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 24m

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

You can take a train from Colchester to Dover via Stratford (London) and Stratford International in around 2h 24m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Colchester to Dover via Stansted Airport London, Bow Church Station, Lewisham Station, and London Lewisham in around 5h 32m.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£20 - £30
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
London Overground
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
£30 - £60
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£30 - £50
1st Class
£40 - £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 Colchester to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
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National Express
Bus from Stansted Airport London to London Bow
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £6
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National Express
Bus from London Lewisham to Dover
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £8
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National Express
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Arriva UK
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
First in Essex
Phone
+44 345 646 0707
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £10
Website
First in Essex
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Upminster to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Schedules at
eurobus.sk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Colchester to Dover is 113 miles. It takes approximately 1h 53m to drive from Colchester to Dover.

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