There are 5 ways to get from Waterloo Station to Dover by train, bus, car or rideshare

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  •  1 h 56 min

$35 - $55

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 5 min

  1. 77.5 miles

$8 - $20

3 alternative options

Train via St Pancras International  •  2 h 11 min

$38 - $58

Bus  •  3 h 24 min

  1. 007 / ...

$13 - $17

Drive  •  1 h 28 min

  1. 75.4 miles

$16 - $24

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

Southeastern operates a train from Waterloo Station to Dover hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 50 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Waterloo Station to Dover every 4 hours. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Waterloo East to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd to Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court)
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Dover
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Waterloo Station and Dover is 108 km. The road distance is 121 km.

The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to Dover is to rideshare which costs £6 - £15 and takes 2 h 5 min.

The quickest way to get from Waterloo Station to Dover is to drive which takes 1 h 28 min and costs £12 - £18.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Waterloo East and arriving at Dover Priory. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 50 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Waterloo Station to Dover. However, there are services departing from Waterloo Station Waterloo Rd and arriving at Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) via Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 24 min.

The train from London Waterloo East to Dover Priory takes 1 h 50 min including transfers and departs hourly.