Castle Guest House

10 Castle Hill Road, Dover, CT16 1QW, United Kingdom
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Traveling from Dover to Paris

by Bigbear2010

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?

Re: Traveling from Dover to Paris

by leics

You can download the information for Dover ferry port here:

It says;

>By Train
Train links are available from London Victoria and London
Charing Cross mainline stations to Dover Priory railway station.
Approximate journey time is 2 hours. Once at Dover station
there are regular shuttle bus services to the Eastern Docks Ferry
Port which leave from the bus stop outside the station entrance
every 20 minutes. Shuttle buses leave the Eastern Docks
Ferry Port 07.00 – 20.40. Please note there is a small charge for
this service. <

There are also local buses which will take you to the Eastern Docks from other points in Dover. Timetables here

The 15/15A looks most feasible.

Re: Traveling from Dover to Paris

by ranger49

Have you thought about getting the train from Dover (Priory) Station to Ashford International to Link with Eurostar (train) direct to Paris?

Re: Traveling from Dover to Paris

by TheLongTone

I'm with ranger49 on this one tak Eurostar. But...

I don't know if there is a shuttle service from the cruise terminal to theferry terminal (which is the other end of Dover's harbour , an anchorage designed to hold the whole of the Home Fleet circa 1905 when Brittania ruled the waves...think huge), but I think not. In any case you would then need to get another shuttle to the ferry terminal. I'd get a taxi if I was you: there is a cab office in the car park that used to be Dover Marine, which is wher you will disembark from your cruise ship.

Re: Traveling from Dover to Paris

by TheLongTone


I meant to say I don't think there is a shuttle from the cruise terminal to Dover Priory station.

Re: Traveling from Dover to Paris

by ranger49

A taxi to the station would make the best sense - specially if you have a largish suitcase.

Re: Traveling from Dover to Paris

by TheLongTone

If there isn't a shuttle...and since the cruise ships are irregular I'm sure there isn't, I certainly have never seen one at Dovr Priory....really a taxi is the only practical option, especially if you have anything resembling luggage. Its a long walk... to either station or ferry dock, much of it through areas which are not pedestrian friendly, and the rest simply nt very appealing.

Re: Traveling from Dover to Paris

by cubsur

I agree that a taxi is the only option. I've read elsewhere that they meet the cruise ships. You don't need to go to the station to get to the P&O Ferry as it just basically around the other side of the very large dock area, but yes it is not a pleasant walk and certainly not with any sort of baggage.

At Calais there are buses (not free) to take you from the ferry terminal to the railway station and trains to Paris.

P&O is now the only company that takes foot passengers.

Otherwise, certainly you could take the train from Dover Priory to Ashford for Eurostar trains to Paris, but you will need to check times carefully as very few Eurostar trains now stop at Ashford.

Travel Tips for Dover


by huwhit

I guess one of the most incredible things about the Port is that it has been built on top of the sea. You can tell when you look back at the Cliffs behind you that you are standing on artificial land, its pretty amazing. But unfortunately, has ruined the cliffs appeal to a large extent.


by funkymama

A good place to take a leisurely stroll, the mile-long pier is alongside the main Cruise Terminal and offers great views of liners arriving at Dover. Views of the Castle, the Waterfront, and the Cliffs are quite breathtaking from here.


Dover is a nice mix of...

by Geoff_Wright


Dover is a nice mix of the old and the new. It has plenty of modern shops, restaurants and other attractions, intermingled with the olde-worlde charm of an ancient town. I suppose today most travellers to Dover are heading straight to the continental ferry port, which is some way from the town, but Dover is worthy of a much longer visit. The town is dominated by its castle, 375 feet above sea level, and from where, on a clear day, the French coast is easily visible. Within the precincts are the remains of a Roman lighthouse, 80 feet high and built of flintstone, remains of the Saxon stronghold and the massive Norman keep. During the English civil war (1642-46) the castle was seized by Parliamentarians and remained under Cromwell's control until the Restoration (of King Charles II) which ensured that it remained intact, unlike most other English castles. Within its White Cliffs are miles of underground passages and tunnels, the first of which were constructed in the Middle Ages to provide a protected line of communication for the soldiers manning the northern outworks. During the Napoleonic Wars the system of tunnels was expanded to fortify the castle in readiness for a French invasion. Seven tunnels were dug as barracks for soldiers, and were capable of holding 2,000 men. They are the only underground barracks ever built in Britain.

For more information on Dover and the surrounding towns, just click here:In and Around Dover My fondest memory of Dover is probably arriving here from my base in Germany, and being once more able to drive on the 'correct' side of the road (lol)! When you arrive from the Continent by car you quickly realise just how congested England's roads are!

Is That The English Channel In The Distance?

by Krystynn

Please don't hate me for asking stupid questions... but is that the English Channel in the distance? Oh well. I should have paid more attention in school.

In any case, check out THAT view.... as seen from Dover Castle, of course.


by patrikske

DOVER MUSEUM is a history museum situated in the town centre of Dover. Being one of England's oldest museums, the collection contains a great number of objects reflecting the changing fashions in museum collecting.
It contains, as well as objects of local importance, a range of unusual items reflecting the Victorian love for what was considered unusual or 'exotic'. It is also home to the 'Dover Bronze Age Boat', the world's oldest known seagoing boat and a fascinating archaeological discovery.


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