There are 5 ways to get from Dover to Portsmouth 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 St Pancras International  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea

$65 - $97

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 007 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Old Portsmouth, University National Express / ...

$21 - $28

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to London Waterloo East
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea

$63 - $92

Bus, train  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Dover, Priory Street (Golden Lion) to Lydd, Camp (Lydd Camp)
  2. Take the train from Hastings to Brighton
  3. Take the train from Brighton to Portsmouth & Southsea

$70 - $107

Drive  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Dover to Portsmouth 139.6 miles

$29 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dover to Portsmouth is to bus which costs £15 - £22 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dover to Portsmouth is to drive which takes 2 h 17 min and costs £22 - £35.

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The distance between Dover and Portsmouth is 172 km. The road distance is 223 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from Dover to Portsmouth, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dover to Portsmouth. However, there are services departing from Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) and arriving at Old Portsmouth, University via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dover to Portsmouth. However, there are services departing from Dover Priory and arriving at Portsmouth & Southsea via London Waterloo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 44 min.

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

You can take a train from Dover to Portsmouth via St Pancras International, Euston Underground Station, Waterloo Underground Station, and London Waterloo in around 3 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dover to Portsmouth via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station in around 5 h 15 min.

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 Waterloo East
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 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
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Hastings to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Brighton to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Brighton to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $18
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Bus operators
National Express
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 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Old Portsmouth, University
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dover, Priory Street (Golden Lion) to Lydd, Camp (Lydd Camp)
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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