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Travelling from Southampton to Dover by train

Fast trains from Southampton to Dover take around 3 hours and 11 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 188 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Southampton and Dover.

Are there direct trains from Southampton to Dover?

Journeys between Southampton and Dover usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 21 departures on the route from Southampton to Dover every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 28 departures.

How long is the train journey from Southampton to Dover?

The Southampton to Dover train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 11 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Southampton to Dover train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Dover is usually scheduled to depart Southampton around 04:52 and the last train is around 23:00. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Southampton around 05:12, and the last at 20:33.

When to book Southampton to Dover train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Southampton to Dover by train.

Which train companies operate between Southampton and Dover?

More than one train company operates on the route from Southampton to Dover, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southeastern
  • Southern

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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