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Need to travel to London from Dover

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Need to travel to London from Dover

We are coming into Dover by Cruise ship and want to London for the day. It was suggested that we take the train. Is this the best way and how do I go about getting tickets?

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Need to travel to London from Dover

book on www.raileasy.co.uk

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2. Re: Need to travel to London from Dover

Read the uk forum for comments on raileasy.

You don't need to book in advance as this is a commuter train, just buy tickets at the station on the day. Fast trains to St Pancras, slower and cheaper ones to London Charing Cross.

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3. Re: Need to travel to London from Dover

Take a trip on the High Speed Train to London St Pancras. It's Britain's fastest commuter train, running at 125mph for much of the journey, through my former home county of Kent.

High Speed trains leave Dover at least once each hour, every day and you will be in London in just over an hour. There are no reservations to worry about. Just allow a few minutes to buy your tickets at the station.

You can download the timetable at


Also, when you buy your ticket, ask for the London Travelcard add-on. That will allow you to use all the Underground (subways) and buses in London without having to buy other tickets.

Make sure you allow plenty of time to get back to Dover before your ship sails. The station is a short taxi ride from the cruise dock.

Have a good trip.

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4. Re: Need to travel to London from Dover

I hear the www.thetrainline.com is supposed to be good for english train travel.. Also check out www.seat61.com

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