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 King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station  •  3 h 51 min

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

$121 - $208

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Dover to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street National Express

$26 - $34

4 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 53 min

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

$122 - $206

Train, bus  •  6 h 36 min

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

$64 - $98

Drive  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Dover to Cardiff 227 miles

$45 - $75

Train, fly  •  7 h 38 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

$201 - $734

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 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dover to Cardiff via London Victoria Coach Station in around 6 h 56 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 45 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 Victoria
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 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
$80 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $150
Greater Anglia
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Dover and Cardiff is 315 km. The road distance is 363 km.

The cheapest way to get from Dover to Cardiff is to bus which costs £19 - £26 and takes 6 h 56 min.

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

No, there is no direct bus from Dover to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Dover and arriving at Cardiff, Castle Street via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 56 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Dover to Cardiff, including transfers.