Frequent question: How far is Dover from London?

Does Dover have a train station?

Dover Priory railway station is the southern terminus of the South Eastern Main Line in England, and is the main station serving the town of Dover, Kent, the other open station being Kearsney, on the outskirts.

What airport is near Dover England?

Dover is around 80 miles (129km) from Gatwick Airport. Gatwick is the closest major airport to Dover and is connected all the way by motorway/freeway grade roads. However, there are no direct public transport links between the two destinations.

How long does it take to get to Dover by coach?

Journey duration varies depending on departure time, with the fastest connection taking around 2 hours and 15 minutes to reach Dover.

When did Dover Marine station close?

Dover Town station closed on 14 October 1914 with all services being diverted to Dover Harbour and Dover Priory.


Date opened: 18.1.1919 (opened for military use 2.2.1915)
Date closed completely: 19.11.1994

When was Dover Priory built?

Archbishop Theobald completed the buildings in about 1140; in 1143 Theobold established that thereafter the Priory church of St. Martin, Dover, would follow the Benedictine Rule and remain in possession of the Cathedral church at Canterbury.

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Can you fly into Dover England?

What is the nearest airport to Dover? The nearest airport to Dover is London City (LCY) Airport which is 60.8 miles away. Other nearby airports include London Gatwick (LGW) (64.3 miles), London Stansted (STN) (69.9 miles), London Heathrow (LHR) (80.4 miles) and London Luton (LTN) (89.9 miles).

What is the main airport in London?

Heathrow Airport in London is the UK’s largest and busiest airport as well as being the busiest airport in Europe and the seventh busiest in the world based on passenger traffic. Located in the west of the city, in the London borough of Hillingdon, Heathrow hosts two runways and four operational terminal buildings.

How do I get from Gatwick to Dover?

The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dover is to train via London which takes 2h 35m and costs £45 – £85. Alternatively, you can line 75 bus and bus, which costs £17 – £35 and takes 5h.

How do you get to the white cliffs of Dover?

You can reach the White Cliffs of Dover from London by car, public transport or tour. If arriving in Dover by public transport, you will need to either walk or take a taxi from the station or town centre to the cliffs. If travelling by car, you can park at the White Cliffs of Dover National Trust car park.

How do I get from Dover Castle to train station?

Trains to Dover Castle

The nearest station to Dover Castle is Dover Priory, which is served by trains on the South Eastern Main Line from London St Pancras International and London Victoria. From Dover Priory it’s roughly a 26-minute walk to the castle.

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When did Folkestone Harbour station close?

On 20 November 2013 the Department for Transport published a proposal to close the line and station serving Folkestone Harbour. Consultation on the closure ended on 28 February 2014, and the line was formally closed on 31 May 2014.