How to travel from Cardiff to Dover

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Travel Information to Dover from Cardiff

distanceDistance194 miles (313 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$28 - $84
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $28 (€25) • 7 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $84 (€75) • 4 h 1 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Railway

Travel 194 miles (313 km) by bus or train from Cardiff to Dover. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 1 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $28 (€25). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or Great Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cardiff to Dover.

Travel Tips: Travel from Cardiff to Dover

Travel to Dover 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 Cardiff to Dover.

There are 2 ways to get from Cardiff to Dover: bus or train.

The cheapest way to go to Dover from Cardiff is by taking a bus, which costs on average $28 (€25).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Dover:

Taking a bus is usually $56 (€50) less than taking a train to Dover, which costs on average $84 (€75) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Dover from Cardiff is by train with an average travel time of 4 h 1 min.

Other travel options to Dover can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 7 h 25 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 194 miles (313 km) between Cardiff and Dover.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Cardiff to Dover:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arrive in Dover, Foot Passenger Terminal.
  • Most travelers board their train from Cardiff Central and arrive in Dover Priory.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cardiff to Dover:

  • You can go to Dover from Cardiff by bus with National Express. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $28 (€25) with National Express from Cardiff to Dover on Omio.
  • You can go to Dover from Cardiff by train with Great Western Railway. You'll see cheap train tickets for $84 (€75) with Great Western Railway from Cardiff to Dover on Omio.
Your trip from Cardiff to Dover doesn't have to end in Dover. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Calais or Paris. If you’d like to add London, Calais or Paris to your Cardiff to Dover tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Dover today!

Before traveling from Cardiff to Dover, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $28 (€25) one way.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $84 (€75) one way.

But we recommend booking Cardiff to Dover tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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