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from Manchester to Dover

You can get from Manchester to Dover by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Manchester to Dover on 21 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:30Manchester, Coach Station9h20 20:50Dover
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11:30Manchester, Coach Station9h20 20:50Dover
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08:30Manchester, Coach Station10h30 19:00Dover
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10:15Manchester Piccadilly4h28 14:43Martin Mill
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10:15Manchester Piccadilly4h48 15:03Kearsney
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Travel Information between Manchester and Dover

distanceDistance219 miles (354 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£15 - £96
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £15 • 8 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £57 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBritish Airways, National Express or Avanti West Coast

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 219 miles (354 km) between Manchester and Dover. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £15. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are British Airways, National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Manchester to Dover.

Travel Tips

Travel from Manchester to Dover
Travel to Dover easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Dover.
How do I travel between Manchester and Dover?

There are 3 travel options from Manchester to Dover: flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Dover?

The cheapest way from Manchester to Dover is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £15 compared to other travel options to Dover:

A coach is about £42 less than a flight, which costs on average £57 for this journey.

A coach is £82 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Manchester to Dover costing on average £96.

What is the fastest way to get to Dover from Manchester?

The quickest way to travel to Dover from Manchester is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 8 h 45 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Dover by train can take on average 4 h 28 min.

How far is it from Manchester to Dover?

Dover is approximately 219 miles (354 km) away from Manchester.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Manchester to Dover?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Manchester to Dover:

  • Coaches from Manchester to Dover most often leave from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Dover, Pencester Road (stop X).
  • Trains most often depart from Manchester at Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Dover at Dover Priory.
Which travel companies can get me from Manchester to Dover?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Manchester to Dover, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with British Airways for flights to Dover. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for British Airways Manchester to Dover tickets on Omio for £57.
  • National Express can get you to Dover by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with National Express from Manchester to Dover for £15 on Omio.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast to go to Dover by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Avanti West Coast Manchester to Dover tickets on Omio for £96.
Is there a direct service to Dover from Manchester?

Yes, there are direct services available between Manchester and Dover with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with.
  • You can take a direct train with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Dover as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Dover from Manchester.

Where should I go next after I travel to Dover from Manchester?
Omio customers who travel from Manchester to Dover often also extend their holiday to go to London, Calais or Paris. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Dover and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I buy tickets between Manchester and Dover online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Manchester to Dover, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £57 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £15 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is £96 one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Manchester to Dover tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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