There are 8 ways to get from Exeter to Dover by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Great Western Railway  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory

$131 - $226

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Bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Exeter to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) 007 / ...

$33 - $42

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Train South Western Railway  •  5 h 54 min

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

$88 - $135

Bus, train  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Tiverton, Bus Station to Hammersmith Bus Station Superfast 1
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Dover Priory

$96 - $118

Drive  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Exeter to Dover 243.7 miles

$50 - $80

Fly to London City, train  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to London City (LCY) EXT - LCY
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Dover Priory

$97 - $319

Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to London Gatwick (LGW) EXT - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory

$233 - $489

Fly to Southend, train  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Southend (SEN) EXT - SEN
  2. Take the train from Southend Airport to Stratford (London)
  3. Take the train from Stratford International to Dover Priory

$131 - $400

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Dover. However, there are services departing from Exeter and arriving at Dover, Dofras Place via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station and Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Dover. However, there are services departing from Exeter Central and arriving at Dover Priory via London Waterloo East. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 54 min.

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The distance between Exeter and Dover is 214 miles. The road distance is 243.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Dover without a car is to train which takes 4 h 9 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to get from Exeter to Dover, including transfers.

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Exeter to Dover bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Exeter station.

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Exeter to Dover train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Exeter Central station.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Dover is to train which takes 4 h 9 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Exeter Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Exeter to Dover bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop).

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Dover.
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  • Distance: 213.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 9 min

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

You can take a train from Exeter to Dover via London Paddington, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, and St Pancras International in around 4 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Dover via London Victoria Coach Station, Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station, Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop), and Canterbury, Bus Station in around 7 h 50 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Jersey
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Exeter to Southend via Jersey
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Exeter to Southend via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Exeter to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from Exeter to Southend via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Exeter to Southend via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,100
Flights from Exeter to Southend via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Aurigny
Website
aurigny.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $480
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Exeter to London Gatwick via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Exeter to Southend via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $170
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 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 London Waterloo East to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 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 London Victoria to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 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 Stratford International to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Thameslink
Greater Anglia
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 Exeter to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop)
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Berrys Coaches
Website
berryscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Tiverton, Bus Station to Hammersmith Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
berryscoaches.co.uk

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Exeter to Dover train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Dover Priory station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Dover is 244 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to drive from Exeter to Dover.

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Flybe offers flights from Exeter Airport to London City Airport.

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There are 491+ hotels available in Dover. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Exeter Airport is to line 56 bus which takes 26 min and costs .

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