There are 5 ways to get from Dover to Harwich by train, bus or car

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 Manningtree  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Manningtree

$63 - $90

Cheapest option

Bus, line 104 bus  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) to Walworth, Dunton Road 007
  2. Take the bus from London Aldgate to Colchester
  3. Take the line 104 bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue 102 / ...

$26 - $37

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Thorpe-le-Soken

$67 - $96

Train, bus  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Rochester
  2. Take the bus from Rochester, Railway Station to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre)
  3. Take the bus from Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station 100
  4. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) 71 / ...
  5. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue 102 / ...

$41 - $62

Drive  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Dover to Harwich 131.8 miles

$28 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dover to Harwich is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dover to Harwich is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 12 min.

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The distance between Dover and Harwich is 57 miles. The road distance is 131.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Dover to Harwich, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dover to Harwich. However, there are services departing from Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) and arriving at Harwich, Mayflower Avenue via Walworth, Dunton Road Old Kent Road, London Aldgate and Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dover to Harwich. However, there are services departing from Dover Priory and arriving at Harwich Town via Stratford (London) and Manningtree. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 14 min.

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

You can take a train from Dover to Harwich via Stratford International, Stratford (London), and Manningtree in around 3 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dover to Harwich via Walworth, Dunton Road, Walworth, Dunton Road Old Kent Road, Aldgate, Mansell Street, London Aldgate, Colchester, and Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) in around 6 h 47 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
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
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from Dover Priory to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Manningtree
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Thorpe-le-Soken
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) to Walworth, Dunton Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Aldgate to Colchester
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Rochester, Railway Station to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Panther Travel
Phone
+44 7918 649427
Email
info@bigblackpanther.com
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk

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