There are 5 ways to get from Dover to Southampton 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 15 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central

$66 - $96

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 35 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 Southampton City Centre, Coach Station 032 / ...

$21 - $28

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to London Waterloo East
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central

$64 - $92

Train Southern  •  5 h 30 min

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

$98 - $147

Drive  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Dover to Southampton 150.3 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dover to Southampton is to bus which costs £15 - £22 and takes 5 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dover to Southampton is to drive which takes 2 h 28 min and costs £24 - £40.

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The distance between Dover and Southampton is 192 km. The road distance is 241 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Dover to Southampton, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dover to Southampton. However, there are services departing from Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) and arriving at Southampton City Centre, Coach Station via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dover to Southampton. However, there are services departing from Dover Priory and arriving at Southampton Central via London Waterloo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

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

You can take a train from Dover to Southampton via St Pancras International, Euston Underground Station, Waterloo Underground Station, and London Waterloo in around 3 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dover to Southampton via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station in around 5 h 35 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 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Dover Priory to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
2 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 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
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 Southampton City Centre, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com

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