There are 4 ways to get from Dover to Wales 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 King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station  •  3 h 50 min

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

$114 - $196

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 19 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 - $54

2 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 52 min

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

$115 - $196

Drive  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Dover to Cardiff 227 miles

$45 - $75

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dover to Wales is to bus which costs £19 - £45 and takes 6 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dover to Wales is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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

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It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from Dover to Wales, including transfers.

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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 19 min.

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What companies run services between Dover, England and Wales?

You can take a train from Dover to Cardiff via St Pancras International, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, and London Paddington in around 3 h 50 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 19 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 - $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
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
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 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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