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London - Dover Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 29 daily trains from London to Dover. Traveling by train from London to Dover usually takes around one hour and 48 minutes, but the fastest Southeastern train can make the trip in 56 minutes.

Distance68 mi (109 km)
Fastest train0h 56m
Lowest price$14.26
Trains per day40
Most frequent serviceSoutheastern
Train lines2

Which train should you take from London to Dover?

2 train services operate from London to Dover. Southeastern usually has more trains scheduled, with 27 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Southeastern271h 48m$41.01
Thameslink31h 53m$64.26
  • Southeastern


    Southeastern train tickets from London to Dover start from $14, and on average cost . Daily there are 27 Southeastern schedules to Dover. Southeastern in London leaves from Charing Cross Train Station and 5 other stations. And in Dover trains arrive at Dover Priory and one other train station.

    From London to Dover train travel on Southeastern takes 1 hours and 48 minutes. If you are looking to get to Dover faster, Southeastern offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 56 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Southeastern offers 74 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Dover.

  • Thameslink


    Thameslink train tickets from London to Dover start from $27, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 Thameslink schedules to Dover. Thameslink in London leaves from Denmark Hill Station and one other station. And in Dover trains arrive at Dover Priory and one other train station.

    From London to Dover train travel on Thameslink takes 1 hours and 53 minutes. If you are looking to get to Dover faster, Thameslink offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 56 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Dover on a weekend there is typically one Thameslink scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from London.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from London to Dover during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from London to Dover?

The distance between London and Dover is approximately 68 miles, or 109 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 56 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Dover.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from London to Dover tend to have the most passengers on Sunday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Sunday. 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 Friday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs London at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from London to Dover?

There are 29 scheduled trains on most days. 40 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.

City Information


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 is the train station in London?

Main departure station: Charing Cross Train Station

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 6 stops and stations in London where you can board the train.

All train stations in London:

  • Charing Cross Train Station

  • London Waterloo East Station

  • Stratford International Station

  • London Bridge Station

  • Victoria Rail 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.

All train stations in Dover:

  • Dover Priory

  • Martin Mill Station

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