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There are 3 ways to get from Dover to London by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1h 5m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International

£35 - £65

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Bus  •  3h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Dover to London Victoria Coach Station National Express

£6 - £8

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Drive  •  1h 26m

  1. Drive from Dover to London Liverpool St 76.4 miles

£11 - £17

Dover to London by train

The train journey time between Dover and London is around 1h 6m and covers a distance of around 77 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 5m. Operated by South Eastern Trains Service, the Dover to London train service departs from Dover Priory and arrives in St Pancras International. Typically 133 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 6m
Fastest train time:
1h 5m
Trains per week:
133
Cheapest price:
£35
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:49
Last train departs at:
22:49

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Dover to London train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Dover to London is to bus which costs £6 - £8 and takes 3h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Dover to London is to train which costs £35 - £65 and takes 1h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dover and arriving at London Victoria Coach Station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dover Priory and arriving at St Pancras International. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 5m.

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The distance between Dover and London is 68 miles. The road distance is 76.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Dover to London without a car is to train which takes 1h 5m and costs £35 - £65.

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The train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International takes 1h 5m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Dover to London bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dover station.

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Dover to London train services, operated by South Eastern Trains Service, depart from Dover Priory station.

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The best way to get from Dover to London is to train which takes 1h 5m and costs £35 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £6 - £8 and takes 3h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Dover to London.
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  • Distance: 67.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 5m

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

South Eastern Trains Service operates a train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International hourly. Tickets cost £35 - £65 and the journey takes 1h 5m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Dover to London Victoria Coach Station 3 times a day. Tickets cost £6 - £8 and the journey takes 3h 5m.

Train operators
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 to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express

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Dover to London bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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Dover to London train services, operated by South Eastern Trains Service, arrive at St Pancras International station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dover to London is 76 miles. It takes approximately 1h 26m to drive from Dover to London.

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