How to get from Dover to Bournemouth

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Recommended option

Train via St Pancras International  •  3 h 57 min

$76 - $112

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 7 min

  1. National Express / ...
  2. 035 / ...

$23 - $31

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 13 min

$75 - $111

Bus, train  •  7 h 34 min

$86 - $179

Drive  •  2 h 53 min

  1. 177.2 miles

$35 - $55

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

You can take a train from Dover to Bournemouth via St Pancras International, Euston Underground Station, Waterloo Underground Station, and London Waterloo in around 3 h 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dover to Bournemouth via London Victoria Coach Station and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station in around 6 h 7 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 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 Dover Priory to London Bridge
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
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from London Waterloo to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Rye to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Brighton to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Brighton to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $65
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Dover to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Bournemouth Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dover, Priory Street (Golden Lion) to Lydd, Camp (Shelter)
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Dover to Bournemouth is to bus which costs £17 - £24 and takes 6 h 7 min.

The quickest way to get from Dover to Bournemouth is to drive which takes 2 h 53 min and costs £28 - £45.

No, there is no direct bus from Dover to Bournemouth. However, there are services departing from Dover and arriving at Bournemouth Station via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 7 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 57 min to get from Dover to Bournemouth, including transfers.