There are 7 ways to get from Maidstone to Dover by train, bus, night train, rideshare, taxi 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.

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Train  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Maidstone East to Ashford International
  2. Take the train from Ashford International to Dover Priory

$25 - $36

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Rideshare  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Maidstone to Dover 41 miles

$5 - $7

5 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Maidstone, King Street (Chequers Bus Station) to Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) 021 / ...

$7 - $11

Bus, train  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Maidstone, The Cannon to Ashford International Railway Station 10X
  2. Take the train from Ashford International to Dover Priory

$21 - $27

Night train  •  55 min

  1. Take the night train from Maidstone East to Dover Priory

$21 - $30

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Maidstone to Dover 41.7 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Maidstone to Dover 41.7 miles

$9 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Maidstone to Dover is to rideshare which costs £4 - £5 and takes 1 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Maidstone to Dover is to taxi which costs £85 - £110 and takes 45 min.

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The distance between Maidstone and Dover is 36 miles. The road distance is 41.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to get from Maidstone to Dover, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Maidstone, King Street (Chequers Bus Station) station and arriving at Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court). Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Maidstone East and arriving at Dover Priory. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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There are 494+ hotels available in Dover. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Maidstone to Dover.
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  • Distance: 36 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 17 min

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

You can take a train from Maidstone to Dover via Ashford International in around 1 h 17 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Maidstone to Dover once daily. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 25 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Maidstone East to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $18
Train from Ashford International to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Night train from Maidstone East to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
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 Maidstone, King Street (Chequers Bus Station) to Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court)
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Maidstone, The Cannon to Ashford International Railway Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 Maidstone to Dover
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Maidstone to Dover
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575656
Website
startaxismedway.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk

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