There are 6 ways to get from Dover to Wales by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 54 min

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

$115 - $196

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Bus  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 007 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street National Express

$26 - $34

4 alternative options

Train via King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$124 - $209

Train, bus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Kingsway M7

$61 - $92

Drive  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Dover to Cardiff 227 miles

$45 - $75

Train, fly  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester

$163 - $399

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No, there is no direct bus from Dover to Wales. However, there are services departing from Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) and arriving at Cardiff, Castle Street via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 39 min.

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The distance between Dover and Wales is 232 miles. The road distance is 227 miles.

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The best way to get from Dover to Wales without a car is to train which takes 4 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to get from Dover to Wales, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Dover to Wales is to train which takes 4 h 54 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 39 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Dover to Wales bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff, Castle Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dover to Wales is 227 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to drive from Dover to Wales.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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Map of how to get from Dover to Wales.
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  • Distance: 232.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 54 min

What companies run services between Dover, England and Wales?

You can take a train from Dover to Cardiff via London Victoria, Victoria Underground Station, Paddington Underground Station, and London Paddington in around 4 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dover to Cardiff via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals and London Victoria Coach Station in around 6 h 39 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
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
Train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
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 Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com

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