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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 24, 2016
Avoid the M20/A20 or not?  (9 Answers)

Hi,

I'm travelling from Hampshire to Dover by car and was wondering whether the M20/A20 are normally nightmare roads to avoid or not as far as traffic delays are concerned and if I should go A20 instead of M20? I'm planning on going on the London circular road and the joining the M20 (i.e. M25 then M26 then M20). It's like to a Friday mid-morning (11am onwards).

Adam



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 15, 2015
Fastest way to get there  (5 Answers)

can anyone give me advice on how to get from Dover to London and then on to Plymouth? My sister and I are traveling from Canada and are having a hard time trying to book the train.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 10, 2015
Getting to Heathrow from Dover in the morning  (8 Answers)

I'm interested in how easy it is to get to Heathrow by 10:30 am from Dover in early September, leaving the same morning. About what time should I leave Dover and by what means? Any thoughts?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 13, 2014
what to see  (6 Answers)

What's to see in one day close to the cruise port


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 05, 2014
Dover sightseeing buses  (2 Answers)

Are there any "on and off" sightseeing buses in Dover?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 01, 2014
Dover Tour  (2 Answers)

Hi

We are 2 girls from Spain and Italy currently living and working in London for a few months.

We want to visit different places around UK, so we will go tomorrow to Dover. We would like to meet someone from here who can explain us the beautiful city and have fun. Does anyone free tomorrow to meet with us?

Sara


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 09, 2013
shuttle bus from Dover Priory Station to East Docks Ferry Port  (1 Answer)

Where can I get a timetable for this service


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 06, 2013
around dover  (1 Answer)

i need a route by bus to show a visitor historical places in dover arriving by train


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 27, 2013
Surrounding Dover  (8 Answers)

We are catching a boat to Iceland and thought of staying a couple of nights in Dover prior to embarkatiobn. Have you any suggestions of places to visit in the surrounding areas. Is there a area bus tour? We are OK with one castle but would like to see other stuff
Thanks
Kiwis from NZ


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 18, 2013
London to Dover  (3 Answers)

Going out of Dover on a cruise. Thought of taking a bus from Victoria coach Station to Dover and getting a taxi to the port. How far is the cruise port from the Dover ferry and is it easy to get a taxi there? Approximately how much should the cab cost?

Any other suggestions for transportation from London to Dover would be appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 28, 2013
Cruise ship to Dover town  (5 Answers)

Hi All. We will be cruising from Dover in July. Will be parking my car at the docks. Just wondering how far are the main tourist attractions in Dover before boarding the ship. Any local pubs around docks recommended before paying the steep cruise prices on ship :-) Any real local places to see?, thanks
All suggestions appreciated in advance
Bal


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 14, 2012
Getting from the train to the ferry in Dover  (5 Answers)

I am planning on taking the train from london to Dover, then the ferry to Calais, France. Does anyone have a suggestion as to how I get from the train station to the ferry station? Also if I leave London early enough can I visit Canterbury on my way to Dover without too much trouble? Thank you for your help.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 27, 2011
Getting from Heathrow to Dover  (3 Answers)

Aside from a Taxi, can I take a fast speed train from Heathrow to Dover. How do I get info on the train? Will be staying at the Best Western.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 01, 2011
Dover to Calais  (2 Answers)

Hi

I am going to be travelling from dover to calais in about 2 weeks by car.
I will be travelling with my cousin and my 2 and a half month baby.
I would just like to know what the check in procedures are at dover before boarding and in calais when getting off the boat.

As i am travelling with a baby would just like to make it as easy as possible. The car will be rammed with all my baby stuff, so does anyone know if they stop all cars and search.
Its been a while since i travelled by ferry so am not sure whether procedures have changed or not. I know security procedures and everything are tighter now adays.

Any help from fellow parents on the procedures of checking in would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 08, 2011
Dover Taxi availability  (5 Answers)

We will be in Dover for an overnight stay and have reservations at La Scala restaurant which appears to be in the city.

Our hotel is ~1 mile away and we plan to take a taxi from the restaurant to the hotel.

First, how safe is that area around the restaurant?

Next, and more importantly, how readily available are Taxi's @ ~ 8-9PM when we should be concluding dinner?

If anyone has any suggestions about booking a taxi or whether they should be easily/readily available by the restaurant...it would be appreciated.

Thank you in advance to anyone who replies...


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 08, 2011
Ferry from Dover to Calais/Dunkirk  (11 Answers)

Hi,

We're going to be driving down a car from UK across Europe to Malta and we're going to be on a tight schedule.

I've found all the details of the ferries that cross from Dover to Calais or Dunkirk. However, I'm wondering if it's better to book online or you can just get there and get a ticket from there? It will be for 2 passengers and a car.

I know that the common reasoning is that if we're on a tight schedule we should book online to make sure we get on - but my worry is that we might arrive too late (or too early) and then won't be able to change the ticket.

Any advice?

Also, I've read you need to be there a certain amount of time before hand to check-in. How much before?

We're currently trying to decide between P&O (to Calais) or Norfolk Lines (to Dunkirk)....or if it pays us (time wise) the eurotunnel.

We would be travelling on a Friday (15th July) so I don't know if there would be any weekend rush or something that would cause delays.

Also, we would be driving down from Newark to Dover - and calculated about 3.5hrs... is this reasonable?

Thanks to anyone who can help!!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 25, 2011
Train from London to Dover  (12 Answers)

When I am in London next month I thought I would take a day trip to Dover (to visit the Castle). Easy, or so I thought. I used google and clicked on both the Trainline and Southern Railways website. So far, so good. Except.....

a) which station do I start out from?

b) which station do I want to arrive at for accessing the Castle - Priory or Court?

Seems a very expensive trip - £32 odd return.

Bus I gather is cheaper but takes longer? Is the bus arrival point any more convenient for my ultimate goal?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 07, 2011
Traveling from Dover to Paris  (5 Answers)

I need advise on traveling from the cruise terminal in Dover to Paris.
I think the P&O ferry will suite my needs. It was the only one online that let me enter a quote for a foot traveler. I think there is a shuttle from the cruise ship to the train station. Do I need to go there to get to the Eastern Docks?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 24, 2010
shopping  (2 Answers)

Hello I am living in France for the present time..I am planning on a trip to Dover this weekend...I would like to know about food stores...having a hard time here with weight watchers...does any one know of stores in Dover that sell weight watcher food items???thanks so much


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 29, 2009
Transportation from Dover Western Terminal to Gatewick  (6 Answers)

We have been attempting to locate reasonable and timely transportation from the Cruise Terminal to Gatewick Airport for a 13:30 departure on June 3, 2009.

Can someone advise what they have found regarding the above? We will be arriving by bus from London, but that does not seem to be practical for the return to the airport.

Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 07, 2009
Sailing into Dover  (4 Answers)

We are coming from the USA on a ship that ends in Dover, England we will have 6 days to spend after the sailing in Dover or another area of England; we are also open to traveling across the Channel to the mainland but we are a loss as to where to go, any suggestions?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 26, 2008
London Flemings Mayfair hotel to dover and back  (2 Answers)

We (2 of us) are going to be in London at the Flemings Mayfair Hotel 7-12 half moon street with our baggage for several days and will need to get from London to Dover to board a cruise ship. What is the best way to get there and back to the Flemings Mayfair? We are in the US and would like to make arrangements before we leave home. London to Dover 4/28/2009 Dover to the Flemings Mayfair 5/10/2009
Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 20, 2008
Speed Ferries Insolvency

This is jolly bad news for all budget-minded travellers. Speed Ferries has entered administration, and as one of their open ticket holders I was informed that the administrators have failed to find a buyer, so the company and the crossings are going down the drain. Prices of crossings are already on the rise as the main, perhaps the only, challenger of the cartel has ceased to exist. RIP Speedferries, thanks for the services done to competition.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 18, 2008
a day trip out of london  (13 Answers)

Hello everyone.
I'll be visiting London in about two weeks (for the third time), and I think it's about time I pay a visit in attractions outside of London.
I'll be traveling on public transportation so would it be wise to plan a day trip combining Dover castle and Canterbury.?
If it is possible, which one should be my first stop, if my journey begins in London? What is the best route and means of transportation?

I'd appreciate some other ideas for daytrips outside of London (already traveled to Windsor, Rochester and Chatham).

Thank you very much for your time and attention,
Rony


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 31, 2008
Dover to Southern Brittany  (1 Answer)

We will be coming off a NCL cruise ship in Dover and then want to travel to Quimper in Southern Brittany to get to a Keycamp site near Benodet. We assume the easiest way is to catch a ferry over to Calais and then catch a train from Calais. We are from New Zealand and haven't traveled round the UK or France before, so any advice would be appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 25, 2008
DOVER TO STANSTED  (3 Answers)

What is the best and cheapest way to get from the NCL Cruise dock in Dover to Stansted airport?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 20, 2008
London to Dover  (4 Answers)

We (4 of us) are going to be in London with our baggage for several days and will need to get from London to Dover to board a cruise ship. What is the best way to get there? We are in the US and would like to make arrangements before we leave home.
Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 19, 2008
From Heathrow to Dover (Leyburne Rd)  (4 Answers)

Hi There

I have a specific destination to go to at Dover:
Godwyne Hurst
2, Leyburne Rd
Dover Kent CT16 1SN

How do I reach there from Heathrow airport? An estimate of the travel cost and the time taken will also be helpful.

cheers
Backpacker08


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 21, 2008
Folkestone & Dover  (2 Answers)

Hello, Im coming back from Germany via the Ferry to Dover and visiting a boarding school there, while we are here I need to get Clarks shoes for the kids! How far is Folkestone Town Centre away from Dover Town Centre? Please help me!!!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 18, 2008
Tour of Kent, including Canterbury and Dover, from Dover  (1 Answer)

We will be arriving by cruise ship in Dover at the end of July and have about 10 hours (on a Thursday) to tour Kent, focusing on Dover, Canterbury and vicinity. Is there a commerical tour avilable that provides such a tour within our time frame? If not, we'll rent a car and do it on our own in which case suggestions on the sights to see (mostly historical) and travel route will be most welcome.

Thanks for the help.



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