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There are 6 ways to get from Dover to Bristol by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads

$100 - $175

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Bus  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Dover, Pencester Road to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 007 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bristol Bus & Coach Station National Express

$23 - $31

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Train via King's Cross St. Pancras station  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads

$109 - $189

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Dover to Bristol 194.6 miles

$40 - $65

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Tonbridge
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bristol (BRS) LGW - BRS

$91 - $322

Train, train to Southend, fly  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Bristol (BRS) SEN - BRS

$276 - $460

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The cheapest way to get from Dover to Bristol is to bus which costs £17 - £24 and takes 5 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dover to Bristol is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dover to Bristol station. However, there are services departing from Dover, Pencester Road and arriving at Bristol Bus & Coach Station via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 34 min.

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The distance between Dover and Bristol is 171 miles. The road distance is 194.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Dover to Bristol without a car is to train which takes 4 h 39 min and costs £75 - £140.

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It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to get from Dover to Bristol, including transfers.

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Dover to Bristol bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dover, Pencester Road station.

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The best way to get from Dover to Bristol is to train which takes 4 h 39 min and costs £75 - £140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £24 and takes 5 h 34 min.

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There is no direct flight from London Gatwick Airport to Bristol Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Dover to Bristol bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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Map of how to get from Dover to Bristol.
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  • Distance: 171.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 39 min

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

You can take a train from Dover to Bristol via London Victoria, Victoria, Paddington Rail Station, and London Paddington in around 4 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dover to Bristol via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals and London Victoria Coach Station in around 5 h 34 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Inverness
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Gibraltar
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Aurigny
Website
aurigny.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dover Priory to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
2 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 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Dover Priory to Tonbridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Greater Anglia
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 Dover, Pencester Road to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Dover to Bristol is 195 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to drive from Dover to Bristol.

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Aurigny, Aer Lingus, Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from London Gatwick Airport to Bristol Airport.

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There are 947+ hotels available in Bristol. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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