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Journey Information

There are 38 intercity coaches per day from London to Dover. Traveling by coach from London to Dover usually takes around 3 hours and 43 minutes, but the fastest National Express coach can make the trip in 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance68 mi (109 km)
Shortest duration2h 10m
Cheapest price£7.77
Trips per day21
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Coach lines1

How much is a coach ticket from London to Dover?

Bus tickets for a trip from London to Dover cost £12.19 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from London to Dover are usually around £14 and prices do not fluctuate very much throughout the year.

What coach companies travel from London to Dover?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from London to Dover. National Express connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express383h 44m£13.98
  • National Express is probably the UK's best-known bus company, offering intercity services to London, Manchester, Southampton, and Edinburgh. Onboard the single and double-decker vehicles, travelers enjoy a good amount of legroom – roomier than airlines have in coach class – alongside WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning.

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of 3 hours and 43 minutes to cover the 68 miles from London to Dover. However, the fastest coach only takes 2 hours and 10 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for coaches, as many passengers take the coach to Dover at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first coach leaves at 02:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from London to Dover, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 38 scheduled coaches that travel from London to Dover every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 21 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from London to Dover; ticket prices start at £31.94.

City Information

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in London?

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Main departure station: London Victoria

London's Victoria Coach Station has its main entrance on Buckingham Palace Road. Well-signposted but slightly hidden in an attractive art deco office block, the station welcomes around 14 million passengers each year. The arrival and departure areas are at different ends of Elizabeth Street, with the departure zone containing food concession stands, left-luggage facilities, and restrooms. As London's largest coach station, most major coach companies, including FlixBus, Megabus, and National Express, operate from Victoria Coach Station. It is a ten-minute walk to rail and Underground services at Victoria Rail Station, whose 19 platforms include express services to Gatwick Airport.

All coach stations in London:

  • London Victoria

  • London New Cross Gate

  • Dunton Rd (Stop WN)

  • Elephant and Castle

  • London Lewisham

  • London Marble Arch (Stop S)

  • Golders Green Bus Station

  • Bow Church Station

  • London Stratford, Also for Westfield

  • London Mile End

  • London Paddington Rail Station

  • Eltham Road / Westhorne Avenue

  • Hammersmith Bus Station (Stop D)

  • Ealing Broadway

  • Dean Gardens / Bedford Rd (Stop R)

Where does the coach arrive in Dover?

Main arrival station: Town Centre

All coaches from London arrive at one main station in Dover.

Coach stations in Dover:

  • Town Centre

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