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There are 17 daily trains from London to Dover. Traveling by train from London to Dover usually takes around one hour and 42 minutes, but the fastest Southeastern train can make the trip in 58 minutes.
|Distance||68 mi (109 km)|
|Fastest train||0h 58m|
|Trains per day||15|
|Most frequent service||Southeastern|
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Which train should you take from London to Dover?
2 train services operate from London to Dover. Southeastern usually has more trains scheduled, with 16 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
Southeastern is a rail franchise that operates passenger train services between central London and southeast England. The company's fleet of over 300 trains stops at 180 stations across London, Kent, and East Sussex, and standard and first-class fares are available. First-class passengers enjoy dedicated areas, larger seats, more legroom, and a quieter travel experience. Onboard restrooms are available for all passengers.
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Trains departing from London to Dover tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.
The earliest train departs London at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 15:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
There are 17 scheduled trains on most days. 15 of these are direct connections to Dover. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Dover to 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.
Where is the train station in London?
Main departure station: London Bridge Station
Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 5 stops and stations in London where you can board the train.
All train stations in London:
London Bridge Station
Stratford International Station
Charing Cross Train Station
London Waterloo East Station
Denmark Hill Station
Where is the train station in Dover?
Main arrival station: Dover Priory
Dover receives travelers from London at its two active train stations.
Train stations in Dover:
Martin Mill Station
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