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There are 2 ways to get from Port of Dover to Rye by train or bus

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Train

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Dover, Pencester Road to Lydd, Camp

Port of Dover to Rye by train

The train journey time between Port of Dover and Rye is around 57 min and covers a distance of around 36 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 10 min. The fastest train normally takes 55 min. Operated by South Eastern Trains Service and Southern Service, the Port of Dover to Rye train service departs from Dover Priory and arrives in Rye. Typically 124 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
47 min
Layover time:
10 min
Total time:
57 min

Train route information

Fastest train time:
55 min
Train distance:
36 miles
Trains per week:
124
Cheapest price:
£16
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:28
Last train departs at:
22:49

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Port of Dover to Rye train schedules

Trains departing Monday, September 27, 2021

Port of Dover → Rye
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rye is 111.

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The social distance requirement in Rye is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 21 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Port of Dover to Rye is to bus, which costs £11 - £17 and takes 3h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Port of Dover to Rye is to train which costs £16 - £40 and takes 1h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Port of Dover to Rye. However, there are services departing from Dover, Pencester Road and arriving at Rye, Bowling Green via Lydd, Camp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Port of Dover to Rye. However, there are services departing from Dover Priory and arriving at Rye via Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 32m.

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The distance between Port of Dover and Rye is 29 miles.

The best way to get from Port of Dover to Rye without a car is to train which takes 1h 32m and costs £16 - £40.

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It takes approximately 1h 32m to get from Port of Dover to Rye, including transfers.

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Port of Dover to Rye bus services, operated by Stagecoach South, depart from Dover, Pencester Road station.

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Port of Dover to Rye train services, operated by South Eastern Trains Service, depart from Dover Priory station.

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The best way to get from Port of Dover to Rye is to train which takes 1h 32m and costs £16 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £17 and takes 3h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Port of Dover to Rye.
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  • Distance: 28.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 32m

What companies run services between Port of Dover, England and Rye, East Sussex, England?

You can take a train from Port of Dover to Rye via Ashford International in around 1h 32m. Alternatively, Stagecoach South operates a bus from Dover, Pencester Road to Lydd, Camp hourly. Tickets cost £8 - £12 and the journey takes 1h 50m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dover, Pencester Road to Lydd, Camp
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
Stagecoach South

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Port of Dover to Rye bus services, operated by Stagecoach South, arrive at Lydd, Camp station.

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Port of Dover to Rye train services, operated by Southern Service, arrive at Rye station.

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