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Coach Groups Arriving at Dover Port

Updated: Oct 6, 2019

Transport Advisor handles 100s of coach groups arriving at Dover ferry port every year. We specialize in providing coach hire for French and European groups traveling to the UK. Transport Advisor has summarized some of the important travel tips for coach groups arriving in the UK via Dover Port.

Dover Port is one of the UK's busiest ports with 11 million passengers travel through Dover port every year. The port of Dover is located in Dover, Kent which is in South East England. The port address is Harbour House, Marine Parade, Dover CT17 9BU, United Kingdom. Dover is only 21 miles from France making it the closet port to France.

Two major ferry companies operate from the Eastern Docks providing daily ferry services to France.

  • DFDS Seaways operating 3 ships providing 12 services a day to Dunkirk

  • DFDS Seaways also operates 2 Ships with10 services to Calais every day

  • P&O Ferries have 6 ships operating providing up to 29 ferry services every day to Calais

The main passenger terminal is situated in the Eastern Docks of Dover This is the main building you will disembark at our arrive at. The terminal has a car parking facility and taxi and coach stop area.

Passengers departing Dover will be transferred by the Dover port shuttle bus service directly from the passenger terminal to their ferry.

The port has a range of services and outlets for passengers to use such as Costa Coffee, wifi access, WHSmiths, cash points, toilets as well as customer service points, border control, and check-in and ticket facilities.

If you are a group arriving at the port of Dover and you have booked a coach with Transport Advisor you will need to follow 3 simple steps for your collection:

1. On arrival at the port contact your coach driver by phone and inform them you have arrived. The driver's details can be found in the email from Transport Advisor named "Drivers Details"

2. After you have cleared customs you will need to make sure all of your group is together.

3. Walk outside of the passenger terminal and head towards the designated area for coach collections. If you are unsure of the exact point call your driver and he will provide you with full instructions.

Connections from Dover Port

City of London

Dover is close to the City of London and can be reached by coach using the M2 or A2 Road. a Typical journey from Dover to London usually take just over 1hr 30m.

Heathrow Airport

Transfers to Heathrow Aiport take around 2hrs using the M20 and M25 roads

Gatwick Airport

Gatwick airport is closer to Dover port only taking 1h 30 m via the M20 road.

Attractions and things to do near Dover Port

  • 1 The White Cliffs of Dover.

  • .2 Dover Castle. Dover Castle.

  • .4 Dover Western Heights and the Grand Shaft.

  • 5 Roman Painted House.

  • .6 Dover Museum.

Many groups decided to take a transfer to the city of London as there are many important attractions and places to visit in London.

  • Harry Potter Studios

  • Tour of London City

  • National History Museum

  • National Science Museum

  • Westminister and Big Ben

  • London Eye

Important contacts at Dover Port Terminal

Contact Ferry Operators: DFDS Seaways: Freight:+44 (0) 1304 874 001 Tourist: +44 (0) 871 230 0440 P&O Ferries: Freight:+44 (0) 1304 863 340 Tourist: +44 (0) 800 1300 030

Dover Ferry Port Website:

Contact Cruise Car Parking

Tel:+44 (0) 844 504 1771 Email:

Open Mon - Thu 08:30 to 17:00 | Fri 08:30 to 16:00

Transport Advisor contacts

Operations Department: 0208 089 6518

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