There are 4 ways to get from Southend-on-Sea 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 Stratford International DLR Station  •  2 h 27 min

$48 - $68

Cheapest option

Line 28 bus, line 100 bus, bus  •  5 h 31 min

  1. 28
  2. 100 / ...
  3. 007

$16 - $22

2 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 8 min

$46 - $65

Drive  •  1 h 34 min

  1. 88.4 miles

$19 - $28

What companies run services between Southend-on-Sea, England and Dover, England?

You can take a train from Southend-on-Sea to Dover via West Ham, West Ham DLR Station, Stratford International DLR Station, and Stratford International in around 2 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend-on-Sea to Dover via Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn), Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside), Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre), and Dartford in around 5 h 31 min.

Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend Central to West Ham
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend Central to Chafford Hundred
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Stratford International to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from Rainham (Kent) to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Greenhithe for Bluewater to Rainham (Kent)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) to Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside)
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Southend-on-Sea and Dover is 62 km. The road distance is 141 km.

The cheapest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Dover is to line 28 bus and line 100 bus and bus which costs £12 - £17 and takes 5 h 31 min.

The quickest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Dover is to drive which takes 1 h 34 min and costs £14 - £21.

No, there is no direct train from Southend-on-Sea to Dover. However, there are services departing from Southend Central and arriving at Dover Priory via West Ham DLR Station and Stratford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 27 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Southend-on-Sea to Dover. However, there are services departing from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) and arriving at Dover via Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn), Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) and Dartford. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 31 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 27 min to get from Southend-on-Sea to Dover, including transfers.