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Getting Around Dover District

Buses

 

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Cycling

 

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Rail

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Crossing the Channel

Ferries

Dover is the worlds busiest roll on roll off ferry port. Ferries depart Dover for France every 20 minutes. 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.

  • Eurotunnel -  Cars and freight from Folkestone to Calais in 35 minutes
  • Eurostar - High speed passenger train from Ashford, Ebbsfleet or London to France

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Road

The M25 is around 1 hour 10 minutes from Dover via the A20/M20 or A2/M2.

Distances to UK Locations
TOWNKMSMILESDRIVE TIME
Ashford 34 21 25 minutes
Birmingham      333 207 3 hrs 36 minutes
Canterbury 24 15 23 minutes
Edinburgh 736 457 8 hrs 41 minutes   
London 126 78 1 hr 46 minutes
Manchester 467 290 5 hrs 10 minutes
Folkestone 10 9 14 minutes
Maidstone 66 41 47 minutes

 

Dover District Volunteering Centre run a rural transport scheme enabling people to attend hospital appointments, visit relatives, go to the shops or other social appointments.

 

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Taxis

Taxis
OperatorAreaNumber
AI Castle Deal 01304 363636
A 2 B Cars Dover 01304 225588
A M Cars Sandwich 01304 614209
Ash Cars Ash 01304 812187
Bayliss Executive Travel Deal 01304 363600
Cabbio Holdings UK Ltd Dover 01304 211111
County Cars Dover 01304 208208
Deal Cars Ltd Deal 01304 382345
Direct Cars (Taxi) Ltd Deal 01304 382222
Dover Royal Cars Dover 01304 202020
Dover White Cliffs Cars Dover 01304 202070
Elvington Cars Dover 01304 830880
Executive Car Services Eythorne 01304 831560
Horizon Private Hire Dover 01304 824140
Jennifer Maraghi Dover O7548661120
JK Private Hire Cars Deal O7875754134
K C S Driving Services Deal 01304 365131
Kent County Transport Ltd Deal 01304 365052
Macs Cars Aylesham 01304 349126
Mercury Cars Westcliffe 01227 472578
Port Shipping Ltd Dover 01304 210880
Premier Cars Dover O7795159722
R J Hall Executive Travel Dover 01304 214696
Relyons Yard Dover 01304 215555
S J Travel Limited Canterbury 01227 722627
Sandwich Cars Sandwich 01304 617424
Sandwich Executive Travel Sandwich 01304 615036
Star Dover 01304 211111
TC's Chauffer Transfers Eastry O7891255887
Tours of The Realm Dover 01303 863869
Unity Cars (Dover) Dover 01304 240441
Village Cars Aylesham 01304 840239
Wayne Christian Deal 01304 368305

 

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Airports

Heathrow is approximately 1 hour 50 minutes away and Gatwick 1 hour 30 minutes by road.

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