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There are 3 ways to get from Dover to Bournemouth by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 11m

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

$67 - $106

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Bus  •  5h 42m

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

$23 - $30

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Drive  •  2h 53m

  1. Drive from Dover to Bournemouth 177.2 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Dover to Bournemouth is to bus which costs £17 - £24 and takes 5h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Dover to Bournemouth is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 2h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dover to Bournemouth station. However, there are services departing from Dover and arriving at Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 42m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dover to Bournemouth. However, there are services departing from Dover Priory and arriving at Bournemouth via London Waterloo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 11m.

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The distance between Dover and Bournemouth is 143 miles. The road distance is 177.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Dover to Bournemouth without a car is to train which takes 4h 11m and costs £50 - £85.

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It takes approximately 4h 11m to get from Dover to Bournemouth, including transfers.

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

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Dover to Bournemouth train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Dover Priory station.

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The best way to get from Dover to Bournemouth is to train which takes 4h 11m and costs £50 - £85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £24 and takes 5h 42m.

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Map of how to get from Dover to Bournemouth.
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  • Distance: 142.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 11m

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

You can take a train from Dover to Bournemouth via London Waterloo East and London Waterloo in around 4h 11m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dover to Bournemouth via London Victoria Coach Station in around 5h 42m.

Train operators
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.

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+44 08717 818178
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nationalexpress.com
Bus from Dover to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
National Express

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

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Dover to Bournemouth train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Bournemouth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dover to Bournemouth is 177 miles. It takes approximately 2h 53m to drive from Dover to Bournemouth.

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