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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via St Pancras International  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$115 - $207

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 007 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street National Express

$26 - $34

4 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to London Charing Cross
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$115 - $207

Train, bus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Kingsway M7

$63 - $92

Drive  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Dover to Cardiff 227 miles

$45 - $75

Train, fly  •  7 h 37 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 Cardiff (CWL) SEN - CWL

$202 - $733

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dover to Cardiff is to bus which costs £19 - £26 and takes 6 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dover to Cardiff is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dover to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) and arriving at Cardiff, Castle Street via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 39 min.

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The distance between Dover and Cardiff is 197 miles. The road distance is 227 miles.

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The best way to get from Dover to Cardiff without a car is to train which takes 3 h 57 min and costs £85 - £160.

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

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Dover to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) station.

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The best way to get from Dover to Cardiff is to train which takes 3 h 57 min and costs £85 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £26 and takes 6 h 39 min.

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Map of how to get from Dover to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 196.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 57 min

What companies run services between Dover, England and Cardiff, Wales?

You can take a train from Dover to Cardiff via St Pancras International, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, and London Paddington in around 3 h 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dover to Cardiff via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals and London Victoria Coach Station in around 6 h 39 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Southend to Cardiff via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Southend to Cardiff via Manchester, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Southend to Cardiff via Manchester, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Southend to Cardiff via Manchester, Belfast City
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Southend to Cardiff via Manchester, Jersey
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Southend to Cardiff via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
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 Charing Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 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 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 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $150
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 (Magistrates Court) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com

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