There are 6 ways to get from London to Dover Castle (Station) by train, bus, night bus, rideshare 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  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory

$35 - $55

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the night bus from London to Dover Ouibus

$5 - $7

4 alternative options

Train via London Charing Cross  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from London Charing Cross to Dover Priory

$35 - $55

Bus  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd to Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) 007 / ...

$10 - $14

Rideshare  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Dover 77.5 miles

$7 - $20

Drive  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Drive from London to Dover Castle (Station) 77.8 miles

$16 - $25

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Dover Castle (Station) is to night bus which costs £3 - £6 and takes 2 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Dover Castle (Station) is to train which costs £28 - £40 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd and arriving at Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court). Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from St Pancras International and arriving at Dover Priory. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 4 min.

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The distance between London and Dover Castle (Station) is 68 miles. The road distance is 77.8 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Dover Castle (Station) without a car is to train which takes 1 h 23 min and costs £28 - £40.

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The train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory takes 1 h 4 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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London to Dover Castle (Station) bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd station.

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London to Dover Castle (Station) train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from St Pancras International station.

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The best way to get from London to Dover Castle (Station) is to train which takes 1 h 23 min and costs £28 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £11 and takes 2 h 21 min.

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London to Dover Castle (Station) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) station.

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London to Dover Castle (Station) train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Dover Priory station.

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Map of how to get from London to Dover Castle (Station).
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  • Distance: 68 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 23 min

What companies run services between London, England and Dover Castle (Station), England?

Southeastern operates a train from London to Dover Castle (Station) hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 4 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Dover Castle (Station) every 4 hours. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min.

Train operators
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 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from London Charing Cross to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 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
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 Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd to Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court)
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
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
Night bus from London to Dover
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Dover
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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