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There are 5 ways to get from London to Dover Castle (Station) by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1 h 23 min

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

$35 - $55

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Dover 77.5 miles

$7 - $20

3 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 London Elephant and Castle to Dover National Express / ...

$10 - $14

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 rideshare which costs £6 - £15 and takes 2 h 6 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 London Elephant and Castle and arriving at Dover. Services depart every three 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, and operate every day. 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 London Elephant and Castle 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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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 3 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 - $50
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 - $50
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 London Elephant and Castle to Dover
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
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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London to Dover Castle (Station) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Dover station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Dover Castle (Station) is 78 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 27 min to drive from London to Dover Castle (Station).

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There are 519+ hotels available in Dover Castle (Station). Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between London and Dover Castle (Station). A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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