There are 5 ways to get from Southampton to Dover by train, bus 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.

Recommended option

Train via St Pancras International  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory

$70 - $107

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 032 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London to Dover Londres > Douvres > Bruxelles Centre - Gare Midi > Rotterdam > La Haye > Amsterdam Centre - Sloterdijk / ...

$16 - $22

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Brighton
  2. Take the train from Brighton to Ashford International

$90 - $149

Bus  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton to Eastbourne National Express
  2. Take the bus from Lydd, Camp (opp Shelter) to Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) 100|the Wave / ...

$40 - $44

Drive  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Dover 150.1 miles

$30 - $50

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Dover via London Waterloo, Waterloo Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, and St Pancras International in around 3 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Dover via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals and London in around 4 h 18 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Brighton to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
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 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $35
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $65
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton to Eastbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lydd, Camp (opp Shelter) to Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court)
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Southampton to Dover?

The distance between Southampton and Dover is 192 km. The road distance is 240 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Southampton to Dover?

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Dover is to bus which costs £11 - £17 and takes 4 h 18 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Southampton to Dover?

The quickest way to get from Southampton to Dover is to drive which takes 2 h 30 min and costs £23 - £35.

Is there a direct train between Southampton and Dover?

No, there is no direct train from Southampton to Dover. However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Dover Priory via Brighton and Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 8 min.

Is there a direct bus between Southampton and Dover?

No, there is no direct bus from Southampton to Dover. However, there are services departing from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station and arriving at Dover via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 18 min.

How long does it take to get from Southampton to Dover?

It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to get from Southampton to Dover, including transfers.