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

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Train  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Ashford International
  2. Take the train from Ashford International to Maidstone East

$26 - $37

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Bus National Express  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) to Maidstone, King Street (Boots) 021 / ...

$8 - $11

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Bus via Ashford International Railway Station  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Folkestone, Bus Station to Ashford International Railway Station 10 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ashford International Railway Station to Maidstone, Royal Star Arcade 10X

$22

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dover to Maidstone 42.3 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from Dover to Maidstone 42.3 miles

$9 - $14

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) and arriving at Maidstone, King Street (Boots). Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dover to Maidstone. However, there are services departing from Dover Priory and arriving at Maidstone East via Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 12 min.

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The distance between Dover and Maidstone is 36 miles. The road distance is 42.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Dover to Maidstone without a car is to train which takes 1 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 12 min to get from Dover to Maidstone, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Dover to Maidstone is to train which takes 1 h 12 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 25 min.

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Dover to Maidstone bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Maidstone, King Street (Boots) station.

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Dover to Maidstone train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Maidstone East station.

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Map of how to get from Dover to Maidstone.
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  • Distance: 36 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 12 min

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

You can take a train from Dover to Maidstone via Ashford International in around 1 h 12 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Dover to Maidstone once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 25 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dover Priory to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Train from Ashford International to Maidstone East
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $18
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 Maidstone, King Street (Boots)
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Folkestone, Bus Station to Ashford International Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ashford International Railway Station to Maidstone, Royal Star Arcade
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Dover to Maidstone
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140

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Yes, the driving distance between Dover to Maidstone is 42 miles. It takes approximately 43 min to drive from Dover to Maidstone.

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