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Best Travel from Heathrow to Dover 9/24/13-day before cruise

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Best Travel from Heathrow to Dover 9/24/13-day before cruise

Hi traveling to Dover from Heathrow early 9/24. Would to possibly share transport and maybe tour on way down. None of organized tours found on that day....only see on 9/25 which is day of cruise. Ideas? Sharers?

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1. Re: Best Travel from Heathrow to Dover 9/24/13-day before cruise

You may wish to take a fast train from London St Pancras to Dover Priory, store your bags at www.dovereurochange.co.uk then take a train from Dovery to Canterbury.

Travel time from Heathrow to King's Cross St Pancras is an hour on the Underground; fast trains from St Pancras to Dover Priory take about 70 minutes with departures at 10 and 42 minutes past the hour. Dover Priory to Canterbury East takes 15 - 25 minutes on the train, so depending on your arrival time at Heathrow you'll have a bit of time to enjoy some sightseeing before returning to your - I suspect - hotel in Dover.

www.nationalrail.co.uk for train times and fares. A return from London St Pancras to Dover Priory will be considerably cheaper than two singles.

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2. Re: Best Travel from Heathrow to Dover 9/24/13-day before cruise

also traveling from London to Dover for a cruise on Sept 1...thanks for the info on the trains!! Any suggestion for a inexpensive hotel ($150USD) near St Pancras?? Would make it easy to be able to walk a few blocks..and not have to find a taxi.

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3. Re: Best Travel from Heathrow to Dover 9/24/13-day before cruise

Thank you for this valuable information. We will likely do this although still would rather share ride :)

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4. Re: Best Travel from Heathrow to Dover 9/24/13-day before cruise

sharon L, are you looking to book a room in London for Saturday, 31 August? if so you have left things very late indeed.

The Premier Inns in Euston Road and York Way have doubles for £140; the PI Old Street has rooms for £122. Have a look at what's available at the Jesmond Dene and Alhambra hotels, where you might find doubles for about £95. The Travelodge Euston has rooms for £90; it's a bit minimalist but may be suitable for one night.

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thanks once again..yes last minute due to I'm an airline retiree and travel standby...must make sure I'm getting on the plane before I book!!

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6. Re: Best Travel from Heathrow to Dover 9/24/13-day before cruise

We recently (14 Aug) took a cruise out of Dover. We arrived at Heathrow two days early and having been to London before we opted to stay in Canterbury. Canterbury is a charming town and on the way to Dover. We used Dover Heritage Taxi for transport from Heathrow to Canterbury (1.5 hours) and also again from Canterbury to Dover's cruise port (~ 20 minutes). We found them competitively priced and the service was great. If you elect to stay in London, you may also want to check out "London Toolkit" as they offer bus transfers to cruise terminals.

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7. Re: Best Travel from Heathrow to Dover 9/24/13-day before cruise

Thanks for your suggestion. We already booked a room in Dover. Although some that I am reading makes Canterbury sound like it would have been a better option. Regardless I will look into that transport company. Still hoping to find someone to share the ride.

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8. Re: Best Travel from Heathrow to Dover 9/24/13-day before cruise

Sprowlie... if you get to Dover early enough, you may still have time for an afternoons visit to Canterbury. Trains are fast and frequent, and the timetable can be found at

www.southeasternrailway.co.uk

Canterbury has 2 railway stations ( Canterbury East and Canterbury West), both within easy walking distance to the town centre. The station in Dover is called Dover Priory. You can use a debit or credit card to buy tickets. If you do decide to go, look out for the 2 for 1 leaflet at the train station, as this gives discounts on entry fees for train travellers (you have to present your train ticket and complete the coupon in the leaflet). Details of what discounts are available are on www.visitkent.co.uk/offers

Currently Dover Castle and Canterbury Cathedral are included in the offers.

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9. Re: Best Travel from Heathrow to Dover 9/24/13-day before cruise

We are hoping to do some site seeing so this sounds great. Thank you for the link.

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