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Cheap train tickets from London to Dorchester

Showing times and prices for May 18

Cheapest

$15

Average

$43

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from London to Dorchester will cost around $ 43 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 15.

South Western Railway
07:05AMLondon2h43 09:48AMDorchester
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$151One-way
South Western Railway
08:05AMLondon2h43 10:48AMDorchester
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$441One-way
South Western Railway
09:05AMLondon2h43 11:48AMDorchester
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$471One-way
Great Western Railway
01:32PMLondon3h21 04:53PMDorchester
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$671One-way

Train schedule from London to Dorchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wed, May 18
South Western Railway
07:05AMLondon2h43 09:48AMDorchester
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South Western Railway
08:05AMLondon2h43 10:48AMDorchester
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South Western Railway
09:05AMLondon2h43 11:48AMDorchester
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Great Western Railway
01:32PMLondon3h21 04:53PMDorchester
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Thu
May 19
$33South Western Railway
$19National Express
Fri
May 20
$96South Western Railway
$19National Express
Sat
May 21
$33South Western Railway
$19National Express
Sun
May 22
$15South Western Railway
$19National Express
Mon
May 23
$15South Western Railway
$15National Express

Fastest train times from London to Dorchester

Showing times and prices for May 18

Fastest Journey

2 h 43 m

Average

2 h 52 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

184 km

Of the 4 trains that leave London for Dorchester every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 184 km distance in an average of 2 h 52 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 43 m .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 21 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

South Western Railway
09:05AMLondon2h43 11:48AMDorchester
0 changes
$471One-way
South Western Railway
08:05AMLondon2h43 10:48AMDorchester
0 changes
$441One-way
South Western Railway
07:05AMLondon2h43 09:48AMDorchester
0 changes
$151One-way
Great Western Railway
01:32PMLondon3h21 04:53PMDorchester
0 changes
$671One-way

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Overview: Train from London to Dorchester

distanceDistance113 miles (183 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 43 min
priceAverage train ticket price$35 (€31)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSouth Western Railway, Great Western Railway or Cross Country

Trains from London to Dorchester cover the 113 miles (183 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 43 min with our travel partners like South Western Railway, Great Western Railway or Cross Country. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $35 (€31), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $15 (€13). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Dorchester South.

Train providers: CrossCountry from London to Dorchester trains

Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets between London and Dorchester from $15 (€13) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular route.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between London and Dorchester you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

One of the best ways to travel to Dorchester from London is by taking a train with CrossCountry. Omio helps you find the ideal CrossCountry train from London to Dorchester by showing you CrossCountry current train schedules and timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like baggage allowance) and the best prices for this London to Dorchester route. You can expect to travel 113 miles (183 km) from London to Dorchester on a train with CrossCountry. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains to Dorchester from London, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your CrossCountry train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip to Dorchester from London!

    CrossCountry's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from London to Dorchester are the following:

    • Refund or voucher policy
    • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Trains from London to Dorchester

    The county town of Dorset was the model for Casterbridge in Thomas Hardy's novel, and is a popular base for vacations in the English south-west. Visitors can take direct trains from  London Waterloo to Dorchester, with a journey time of around two hours and 30 minutes. There is a frequent service on weekdays, with departures from early morning to late evening. Additional indirect connections from London Paddington operate on Sundays.

    Which train companies travel from London to Dorchester?

    South Western Railway operates all direct London to Dorchester South train services from Waterloo Station. On Sundays, additional indirect connections are available from London Paddington Station to Dorchester West, using Great Western Railway services and changing trains once en route, at Westbury, Bath Spa or Castle Cary.

    How long is the train from {London to Dorchester?

    The fastest London to Dorchester train connection is a South Western Railway departure from London Waterloo, taking two hours and 29 minutes to complete the 128 mile route south-west to the Dorset town.  Most direct trains take up to 15 minutes longer. Indirect Great Western Railway services from Paddington to Dorchester West take between two hours and 36 minutes and an hour longer.

    How many trains are there from London to Dorchester?

    Weekday London to Dorchester train timetables from South West Railway offer trains every half hour from Waterloo to Dorchester South.  Schedules begin at 6:30 a.m. and continue until late evening. Sunday services begin a little later with hourly direct trains until just after 10:00 p.m. On Sundays there are three indirect trains from London Paddington to Dorchester West, requiring one change in transit.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Dorchester?

    Departure train station: London Waterloo Station is on the south side of the city center, with its own bus interchange and Underground trains on four lines.  Paddington station is situated west of central London, with buses from Praed Street and Underground connections on five lines. Both stations have food stores, coffee shops, news vendors and taxi stands.

    Arrival train station: Dorchester South Station is  located on the south side of the town center. Dorchester West Station is five minutes walk to the west. Both stations are served by local buses stopping on Weymouth Avenue. Station facilities include restrooms and taxi stands.

    Travel Tips: Trains from London to Dorchester

    Travel by train to Dorchester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Dorchester.
    FAQs

    How much are cheap trains between London and Dorchester?

    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Dorchester from London for as low as $15 (€13)  for the next 7 days.

    How much does it cost to take a train from London to Dorchester?

    The train price to Dorchester from London is on average $35 (€31)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.

    How far is London to Dorchester by train?

    You should expect to travel around 113 miles (183 km)  to Dorchester from London by train.

    How many hours is the train time between London and Dorchester?

    While the time it takes to travel 113 miles (183 km) between London and Dorchester can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the London to Dorchester train journey time is on average 2 h 43 min.

    What is the departure train station in London and arrival train station in Dorchester?

    Some of the London train stations to Dorchester you can start your journey from include London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Dorchester include Dorchester South and Dorchester West.

    When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Dorchester South.

    Where is the departure train station in London located? Where is the arrival train station in Dorchester located?

    Passengers board the train most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Dorchester South, located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city center.

    What train providers offer a service from London to Dorchester?

    For the best London to Dorchester train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with South Western Railway, Great Western Railway or Cross Country. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Dorchester from London to compare what amenities they may offer.

    Can I find a direct train from London to Dorchester?

    Yes, there are 12 direct trains between London and Dorchester per day with South Western Railway  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.

    How many train services per day are there between London and Dorchester?

    The average number of trains departing London for Dorchester is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    What are the first and last departure train times from London to Dorchester?

    The first London to Dorchester train departs at 7: 05 AM   and the last train from London to Dorchester leaves at 8: 04 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from London to Dorchester on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

    How early should I buy train tickets from London to Dorchester to score the best deals?

    The price of a one way train ticket from London to Dorchester is on average $35 (€31) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets from London to Dorchester available a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    London
    Dorchester
    London Victoria is the most popular London railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in London for your trip to Dorchester.
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    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
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    phone
    Phone Number
    +44 3457114141
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
    Public transit options for London Euston
    Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
    Overground lines: Watford DC
    Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
    Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +44 3457114141
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
    Public transit options for London Kings Cross
    Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
    Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
    Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +44 3457114141
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    24/7
    Public transit options for London Paddington
    Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
    Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
    Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +44 2078437688
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
    Public transit options for London St Pancras International
    Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
    Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
    Bus lines: 326, 139