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There are 4 ways to get from London to Dover by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1h 3m

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

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Rideshare  •  1h 53m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Dover 77 miles

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 10m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury National Express

Drive  •  1h 26m

  1. Drive from London Liverpool St to Dover 77 miles

London to Dover by train

The train journey time between London and Dover is around 1h 3m and covers a distance of around 77 miles. Operated by South Eastern Trains Service, the London to Dover train service departs from St Pancras International and arrives in Dover Priory. Typically 133 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

133 Weekly Trains
1h 3m Average Duration
£35 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from London to Dover is to rideshare which costs £6 - £15 and takes 1h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Dover is to train which costs £35 - £65 and takes 1h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Dover. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Dover, Pencester Road via Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 10m.

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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 1h 3m.

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The distance between London and Dover is 68 miles. The road distance is 77 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Dover without a car is to train which takes 1h 3m and costs £35 - £65.

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The train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory takes 1h 3m including transfers and departs hourly.

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London to Dover bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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London to Dover train services, operated by South Eastern Trains Service, depart from St Pancras International station.

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The best way to get from London to Dover is to train which takes 1h 3m and costs £35 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £15 and takes 3h 10m.

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Map of how to get from London to Dover.
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  • Distance: 67.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 3m

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

South Eastern Trains Service operates a train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory hourly. Tickets cost £35 - £65 and the journey takes 1h 3m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury every 3 hours. Tickets cost £5 - £8 and the journey takes 2h 15m.

Train operators
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.

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+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
National Express
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BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Dover
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £15
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blablacar.co.uk

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London to Dover bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Canterbury station.

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London to Dover train services, operated by South Eastern Trains Service, arrive at Dover Priory station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Dover is 77 miles. It takes approximately 1h 26m to drive from London to Dover.

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

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