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There are 4 ways to get from Waterloo Station to Dover by train, rideshare 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  •  1h 54m

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

£35 - £65

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2h 8m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Dover 77 miles

£6 - £15

2 alternative options

Train via St Pancras International  •  2h 3m

  1. Take the train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory

£37 - £67

Drive  •  1h 28m

  1. Drive from Waterloo Station to Dover 76.2 miles

£11 - £17

Waterloo Station to Dover by walk and train

The journey time between Waterloo Station and Dover is around 1h 49m and covers a distance of around 77 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 48m. Operated by South Eastern Trains Service, the Waterloo Station to Dover service departs from Waterloo Station and arrives in Dover Priory. Typically 126 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 49m
Fastest journey time:
1h 48m
Services per week:
126
Cheapest price:
£35
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:43
Last service departs at:
23:43

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Waterloo Station to Dover walk and train schedules

Departing Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Waterloo Station → Dover
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to Dover is to rideshare which costs £6 - £15 and takes 2h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Waterloo Station to Dover is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Waterloo East and arriving at Dover Priory. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 49m.

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The distance between Waterloo Station and Dover is 67 miles. The road distance is 76.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to Dover without a car is to train which takes 1h 54m and costs £35 - £65.

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The train from London Waterloo East to Dover Priory takes 1h 49m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Waterloo Station to Dover train services, operated by South Eastern Trains Service, depart from London Waterloo East station.

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Waterloo Station to Dover train services, operated by South Eastern Trains Service, arrive at Dover Priory station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Waterloo Station to Dover is 76 miles. It takes approximately 1h 28m to drive from Waterloo Station to Dover.

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There are 179+ hotels available in Dover. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Waterloo Station to Dover.
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  • Distance: 67.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h 54m

What companies run services between Waterloo Station, Greater London, England and Dover, England?

South Eastern Trains Service operates a train from London Waterloo East to Dover Priory hourly. Tickets cost £35 - £65 and the journey takes 1h 49m.

Train operators
South Eastern Trains Service
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Waterloo East to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £65
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
£35 - £50
1st Class
£40 - £65
Train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £65
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
£35 - £50
1st Class
£40 - £65
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Dover
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Waterloo Station and Dover. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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