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Travel and Transport

Road

Road links via the A2/M2 and A20/M20 bring the M25 to around 1 hour 10 minutes, and easy access to the rest of the UK motorway and trunk road network.

Access to Kent and UK Markets Kent Towns and Ports

Access to Kent and UK Markets Kent Towns and Ports
TownKMsMilesDrive TimeComments
Ashford 34 21 25 minutes Eurotunnel International Passenger Station
Canterbury 24 15 23 minutes Cathedral City with Kent University
Dartford 103 64 67 minutes Deep Water port facilities
Folkestone 10 9 14 minutes Eurotunnel Le Shuttle car, coach and freight terminal
Maidstone 66 41 47 minutes County Town; Leeds Castle
Ramsgate 32 20 33 minutes Cross Channel port with frequent freight services
Sheerness 76 47 61 minutes Deep Water port facilities
Thamesport Isle of Grain 103 64 75 minutes UK's most automated container port


Major UK Cities

Major UK Cities
TownKMsMilesDrive TimeComments
London 126 78 1 hr 46 minutes UK Capital city
Birmingham 333 207 3 hrs 36 minutes International Exhibition Centre
Manchester 467 290 5 hrs 10 minutes Cultural centre for the North West
Edinburgh 736 457 8 hrs 41 minutes Scottish Capital city

Port

Dover's strategic location has long been recognised with the continent of Europe a mere stone's throw away leading to the development of the world's busiest roll on roll off ferry port. Ferries depart Dover every 20 minutes to Calais and Dunkerque. The Port of Dover also serves as a major International Cruise ship terminal, with up to 120 cruise ships visiting the Port each year.

Channel Tunnel

Dover is only 15 minutes away from the Channel Tunnel (vehicles only to Calais), 25 minutes from the International Passenger Station at Ashford and approximately one hour away from Ebbsfleet, which is now the main International Station.

Access to European Markets

Estimated travelling times to Europe via Dover Western Docks and the Channel Tunnel:

Distance From Calais

Distance From Calais
CityKMMiles
Amsterdam 376 233
Berlin 924 573
Brussels 213 132
Hamburg 763 473
Lille 111 69
Madrid 1603 994
Munich 999 619
Paris 295 183
Rome 1703 1056
Rotterdam 312 194

Air

For International services Heathrow is only 1 hour 50 minutes and Gatwick  90 minutes journey time by road.

Rail

Just an hour from central London on the UK’s only high speed rail link.  

Contact

Email: econdev@dover.gov.uk
Tel: 01304 872121 

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