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

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Train  •  3 h 27 min

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

$70 - $100

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Bus  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Dover, Pencester Road to Walworth, Dunton Road 007 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Aldgate to Cambridge Parkside National Express / ...

$21 - $29

2 alternative options

Train via London Bridge  •  3 h 35 min

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

$64 - $89

Drive  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Dover to Cambridge 121 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Dover to Cambridge is to bus which costs £16 - £23 and takes 5 h 1 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Dover to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Dover, Pencester Road and arriving at Cambridge Parkside via Walworth, Dunton Road Old Kent Road and London Aldgate. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dover to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Dover Priory and arriving at Cambridge via London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 27 min.

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The distance between Dover and Cambridge is 91 miles. The road distance is 121 miles.

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The best way to get from Dover to Cambridge without a car is to train which takes 3 h 27 min and costs £50 - £80.

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It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to get from Dover to Cambridge, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Dover to Cambridge is to train which takes 3 h 27 min and costs £50 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £23 and takes 5 h 1 min.

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Map of how to get from Dover to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 90.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 27 min

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

You can take a train from Dover to Cambridge via St Pancras International and London Kings Cross in around 3 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dover to Cambridge via Walworth, Dunton Road, Walworth, Dunton Road Old Kent Road, City of London, Duke's Place, and London Aldgate in around 5 h 1 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 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 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 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
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 Walworth, Dunton Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Aldgate to Cambridge Parkside
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com

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

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Dover to Cambridge train services, operated by Great Northern, arrive at Cambridge station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dover to Cambridge is 121 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to drive from Dover to Cambridge.

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