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from Dover to Manchester

You can get from Dover to Manchester by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Dover to Manchester on Oct 19 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:20AMDover9h05 08:25PMManchester, Coach Station
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07:15AMDover9h55 05:10PMManchester, Coach Station
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02:25PMDover8h35 11:00PMManchester, Coach Station
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09:49AMDover Priory3h57 01:46PMManchester Piccadilly
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10:00AMDover Priory4h27 02:27PMManchester Piccadilly
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Travel Information from Dover to Manchester

distanceDistance219 miles (354 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$16 - $131
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $16 (€13) • 9 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $75 (€62) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, British Airways or Avanti West Coast

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 219 miles (354 km) to Manchester from Dover. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $16 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express, British Airways or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Dover to Manchester.

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Travel Tips

Travel from Dover to Manchester
Travel to Manchester 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 Dover to Manchester.
How do I travel from Dover to Manchester?

There are 3 ways to travel from Dover to Manchester including taking a bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Dover to Manchester?

The cheapest way to travel from Dover to Manchester is by taking a bus with an average price of $16 (€13).

This is compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A bus is $59 (€48) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Dover to Manchester costing on average $75 (€62).

Taking a bus is usually $115 (€94) less than taking a train to Manchester, which costs on average $131 (€107) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to travel from Dover to Manchester?

The quickest way to travel between Dover and Manchester is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Manchester by bus can take on average 9 h 5 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 3 h 57 min   on average.

How far is Manchester from Dover?

The distance is approximately 219 miles (354 km) from Dover to Manchester.

When traveling between Dover and Manchester, what are the departure and arrival points in Dover and Manchester?

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Dover, Pencester Road (stop X) to Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Dover Priory and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Which travel companies can get me from Dover to Manchester?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Dover to Manchester, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with National Express to go to Manchester by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Dover to Manchester tickets on Omio for $16 (€13).
  • British Airways can get you to Manchester by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with British Airways from Dover to Manchester for $75 (€62) on Omio.
  • Avanti West Coast can get you to Manchester by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Avanti West Coast from Dover to Manchester for $131 (€107) on Omio.
Can I find a direct route from Dover to Manchester?

Yes, there are direct services available from Dover to Manchester with the following travel companies:

  • You can book a direct bus with.
  • You can travel directly by train with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Manchester as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Dover to Manchester.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Dover to Manchester?
Many of our customers traveling from Dover to Manchester don't make Manchester their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Manchester are London, Liverpool or Edinburgh, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Manchester to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase my Dover to Manchester one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $16 (€13) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $75 (€62) one way.
  • A train ticket costs $131 (€107) one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Dover to Manchester 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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