There are 6 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dover by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train via St Pancras International  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory

$50 - $74

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Bus  •  5 h 15 min

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

$28 - $33

4 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Redhill to Tonbridge
  2. Take the train from Tonbridge to Dover Priory

$39 - $60

Bus, line 2 bus, line 10 bus  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Three Bridges Station to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial 291
  2. Take the bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Tenterden, The Vine (The Vine Inn) 297 / ...
  3. Take the line 2 bus from Tenterden, The Vine (The Vine Inn) to Ashford International Railway Station 2 / ...
  4. Take the line 10 bus from Ashford International Railway Station to Hythe, Sir John Moore Avenue (Scanlons Bridge) 10 / ...
  5. Take the bus from Hythe Light Railway Station to Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court)

$44

Drive  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dover 81.6 miles

$17 - $26

Towncar  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Dover 81.6 miles

$210 - $290

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dover. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at Dover, Dofras Place via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station and Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dover. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Dover Priory via St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 26 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Dover is 64 miles. The road distance is 81.6 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dover without a car is to train which takes 2 h 26 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 26 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dover, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dover bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gatwick Airport London South station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dover train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dover is to train which takes 2 h 26 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 15 min.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dover bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop).

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dover train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Dover Priory station.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dover.
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  • Distance: 64.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 26 min

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Dover, England?

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dover via London St Pancras International LL and St Pancras International in around 2 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dover via London Victoria Coach Station, Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station, Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop), and Canterbury, Bus Station in around 5 h 15 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
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 Tonbridge to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
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 Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
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
Metrobus
Website
metrobus.co.uk
Bus from Three Bridges Station to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Website
metrobus.co.uk
Renown Coaches
Phone
01424 210744
Email
info@renowngroup.co.uk
Website
renowngroup.co.uk
Bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Tenterden, The Vine (The Vine Inn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
renowngroup.co.uk
Hams Travel
Phone
01580 879537
Email
info@hamstravel.co.uk
Website
hamstravel.co.uk
Bus from Tunbridge Wells, Monson Road (Adult Education Centre) to Tenterden, The Vine (The Vine Inn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
Hams Travel
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Tenterden, The Vine (The Vine Inn) to Ashford International Railway Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ashford International Railway Station to Hythe, Sir John Moore Avenue (Scanlons Bridge)
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hythe Light Railway Station to Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court)
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Dover
Estimated price
$210 - $290

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dover is 82 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 23 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dover.

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