Visiting London from our Ports
Getting to London from our Dover and Newhaven ports
Dover and Newhaven, our two ferry ports in southern England, are both within easy reach of the cosmopolitan capital city of London.
England boasts an excellent motorway network, meaning you can access London with ease by car, caravan or motorhome. Alternatively, England also has a fantastic and comprehensive public transport system. Travelling by train is one of the fastest modes of transport, with regular trains between both Dover to London and Newhaven to London. You can also hop on a bus which is incredibly budget friendly.
Newhaven to London
By car You can reach the city of London via the road network from Brighton. Take the A27 then the A23 motorway which will take you directly to the capital. Newhaven is also located just 119 km from London. You can drive in the UK with a valid non-British driver's license for up to 12 months from your arrival time. Do not forget to drive on the left!
By bike Use the national network of cycle routes to travel to London. The Newhaven-London route takes Route 2 from Newhaven to Polegate, Route 21 from Polegate to Greenwich and ends with 8 km on Route 4 from Greenwich to the Tower of London, approximately 120 km in total. Go to London by bike from Newhaven: Green Avenue
Newhaven to London by train or bus
By train Travelling by train can be the fastest and cheapest way to get to London. Trains connect Newhaven directly to London Victoria Station, taking about 90 minutes. For more information on your journey, visit the website: SOUTHERN RAILWAY
By bus The National Express, the largest coach line offering over 1,200 destinations in the UK, can easily get you to London Victoria Station from Newhaven. For more information on your trip, visit the National Express website. The journey from Newhaven to London Victoria station is approximately 3 hours. For more information on your trip, visit the website: NATIONALEXPRESS
How to travel between Dover and London
By train Once in Dover Harbour, go to Dover Priory Station where you can get 3 lines (Victoria, Charing Cross Station or St Pancras) to London It takes 70 to 120 minutes to get to London from Dover depending on the chosen station. Visit the website: SOUTHERN RAILWAY
By bus The National Express provides a direct journey from Dover Pencester Road bus station to London Victoria which takes approximately 2 hours. -Visit the website: NATIONALEXPRESS
By car It takes approx. 1.5 hours to London from Dover by car through Folkestone. Take the A20 road, directly to the Expressway then follow the M20 to London.