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Overview: Bus from London to Dover

distanceDistance66 miles (107 km)
durationAverage bus duration3 h 5 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$12 (€10)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express

Buses from London to Dover cover the 66 miles (107 km) long route taking on average 3 h 5 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $12 (€10), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $12 (€10). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Dover, Pencester Road (stop X).

Bus companies: National Express London – Dover

National Express buses will get you to Dover from London from $12 (€10). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

National Express

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance bus company operating over 550 buses per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates bus services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express buses have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most buses come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your bus from London to Dover, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

  • Average Price: $12

National Express has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your National Express tickets between London and Dover and when traveling by bus:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Buses from London to Dover: Journey Details

Bus connections between the capital and coast are frequent. There is a regular direct bus service connecting London Victoria Station and Dover town center and ferry port, provided by National Express. Journey duration varies depending on departure time, with the fastest connection taking around 2 hours and 15 minutes to reach Dover. The first National Express bus to Dover leaves Victoria Station at 7:30 a.m, with services operating roughly every two hours until the final departure at 11:30 p.m. Weekend services follow a very similar timetable. Buses from London to Dover stop at the ferry port before terminating in the town center.

Taking the Bus from London

Victoria Coach Station is located to the south of central London, close to Victoria mainline railway station and an Underground station with stops on the Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line. Bus routes 22, 211, 239 and C1 stop close to the Coach Station, as does the N11 night bus. There is a taxi rank just outside the station, on Eccleston Place.

Getting into Dover by Bus

Dover is the most popular ferry port for journeys to the continent. Its conspicuous landmarks are the imposing medieval castle, dating from the 12th century, and the famous white cliffs, an iconic image of the southern English coast. National Express buses stop at the ferry terminal with passenger lounges, a cafe, shuttle bus connections and a taxi rank. Buses from London to Dover terminate in the center of town at the Pencester Road station, which offers local bus connections, links to major towns in Kent and coastal services. Dover Priory rail station is about 15 minutes walk from the bus terminus.

Travel Tips: Bus to Dover from London

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FAQs

How much do cheap buses between London and Dover cost?

Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets from London to Dover for as low as $12 (€10)  for the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a bus to Dover from London?

The bus price between London and Dover is on average $12 (€10)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.

How far is London to Dover by bus?

The London to Dover bus distance is approximately 66 miles (107 km).

How long is the bus ride between London and Dover?

On average the London to Dover bus travel time is 3 h 5 min  for the 66 miles (107 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

What station does the bus from London to Dover depart from? Which Dover bus station do I come into from London?

Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from London Victoria   to Dover, Pencester Road (stop X).

Where is the London bus station located? Where is the Dover bus station located?

Passengers board their bus most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city center to this bus station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Dover, Pencester Road (stop X) and need to travel approximately 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from the bus station to the city center in Dover.

Which bus providers can get me from London to Dover?

If you're looking for buses from London to Dover, you can rely on National Express to get you to Dover. It's also good to check out all possible bus providers for the London to Dover journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

What are the first and last departure bus times from London to Dover?

The earliest bus for this route departs from London at 10: 30 AM. The last bus leaves from London at 10: 30 PM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from London to Dover and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

How early should I book London to Dover bus tickets to get the best deals?

You can find buses between London and Dover to cost on average $12 (€10) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the London to Dover bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.