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

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Train  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo East to Dover Priory

$61 - $95

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Bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Dover National Express / ...

$20 - $27

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Brighton
  2. Take the train from Brighton to Hastings
  3. Take the bus from Rye, Railway Station to Dover Priory station

$68 - $110

Drive  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Dover 150.1 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Dover is to bus which costs £15 - £22 and takes 5 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Dover is to drive which costs £24 - £40 and takes 2 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Dover. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Dover via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Southampton to Dover. However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Dover Priory via London Waterloo East. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Dover is 120 miles. The road distance is 150.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Dover without a car is to train which takes 4 h 5 min and costs £45 - £75.

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It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from Southampton to Dover, including transfers.

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Southampton to Dover bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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Southampton to Dover train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Southampton Central station.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Dover is to train which takes 4 h 5 min and costs £45 - £75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £22 and takes 5 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Dover.
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  • Distance: 119.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 5 min

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Dover via London Waterloo and London Waterloo East in around 4 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Dover via London Victoria Coach Station in around 5 h 55 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Brighton to Hastings
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $60
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 Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Dover
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Rye, Railway Station to Dover Priory station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
Stagecoach in East Kent

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

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Southampton to Dover train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Dover Priory station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Dover is 150 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 30 min to drive from Southampton to Dover.

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