Dover to/from London & airports by private hire vehicle

Private transfer options for couples, families & groups by car, van and charter bus

Dover Cruise Terminal 2
Dover Cruise Terminal 2

Dover Cruise terminal is about 75 miles (120km) from Central London. Heathrow Airport is the other (west) side of London from Dover and is much longer but in terms of travel time is similar, around 2 hours direct by vehicle.

Gatwick Airport is the closest main airport to Dover, about 90 minutes away with motorway class roads all the way.

The routes between Dover and Gatwick and Heathrow Airports do not go through London itself but uses London's orbital motorway/freeway. On work days this motorway can be very congested leading to routine delays up until about 10am on journeys from Dover.

There are three Dover Cruise Terminals all next to one another in the western docks, although rarely is there more than one cruise ship in port. Dover Ferry Terminal is over a mile away in the eastern docks.

Interested in shared transport to/from Dover cruise port?

We can do that too. See share shuttle direct service

What you get with a private cruise transfer

We have a full range of vehicles ranging from saloon cars right up to large touring coaches so whatever your group size and amount of luggage we can offer a competitive proposal for your transfer needs.

At airports and cruise terminals the price includes meet and greet, the classic reception formula of our drivers being there with your name on a board as you exit customs/luggage.

At hotels we will come to the reception area to find you at the time you have stipulated at the time of reservation.

2 vehicle classes to choose from

We can accommodate private transfers from just one person to large groups. As a result we have 2 tiers of private transport available:

Private car transfers between Dover, London and its airports

On-line Reservation

You can use our table below to give you an idea of indicative prices (subject to change daily) and click the book now button to start the process of securing your transfer.



Saloon / Sedan car

STANDARD SALOON CAR (e.g. Toyota Prius)
Central London £287, Heathrow £304, Gatwick £268, Lon City Airport £268, Luton £339, Stansted £319
1- 2 passengers • 2 large, 2 hand luggage

Estate / Station Wagon car

ESTATE CAR (e.g. Ford Mondeo)
Central London £300, Heathrow £317, Gatwick £280, Lon City Airport £280, Luton £352, Stansted £331
3 passengers • 3 large, 4 hand luggage

MPV car

MPV (e.g. Ford Galaxy)
Central London £319, Heathrow £336, Gatwick £300, Lon City Airport £300, Luton £371, Stansted £351
4 passengers • 4 large, 5 hand luggage

Mercedes Vito

LARGE CAR / VAN (e.g. Mercedes Vito)
Central London £319, Heathrow £336, Gatwick £300, Lon City Airport £300, Luton £371, Stansted £351
5 - 8 passengers • 8 large, 8 hand luggage

Wheelchair accessible car

Central London £351, Heathrow £368, Gatwick £331, Lon City Airport £331, Luton £403, Stansted £382
1- 8 passengers • 8 large, 8 hand luggage

* London reference hotel used: Marriott Kensington hotel

Large luggage: 35.5 x 29.5 x 16in or 90 x 75 x 43cm (max: 25Kg)

Hand luggage: 22 x 18 x 10in or 56 x 45 x 25cm (max: 10Kg)

On-line instant reservations enable you to book your transfer instantly and securely.

* Please check terms and conditions on booking page.


Getting in at Dover early? Time to kill before your flight? Stop at Windsor Castle

A common problem for many is having time to kill after your cruise ship gets in early morning, if booked on to a later flight. Rather than waiting at the airport why not finish your holiday with a tour round the memorable Windsor Castle?

This page will tell you all you need to know about finishing your holiday in style.

Dover private transfer with time at Windsor Castle - late flight solution

Group transfers for more than 8 passengers

If you have a large group then that is not a problem either.

We offer the full range of vehicles from 12 seat mini-buses to the largest coaches with 50-72 seat coaches but we also have access to vehicles half that size.

For the mini-buses up to 16 passengers we have customised vehicles with much larger luggage capacities.

With large groups on cruises the luggage capacity issue is a factor to be considered.

UK coaches are built to European traveller requirements, where one large case is perfectly adequate. A typical 50 seat coach will be able to accommodate around 60 large cases in the luggage hold.

For a group travelling with North American flight allowances a 50 seat coach will typically only be able to accommodate the luggage of 35 such passengers maximum.

With large groups just as small groups multi- drop and pick-ups from hotels is routine and if you require sightseeing we can arrange a guide whether it be an orientation tour of London or a niche interest of the group.


Mercedes Sprinter luxury minibus

Prices on application
1- 12 passengers • 20 large, 10 hand luggage

Mercedes Sprinter luxury minibus

Prices on application
1- 16 passengers • 20 large, 10 hand luggage

Touring coach

Prices on application

Group transfer quotation request for groups of 8 or over

For a confirmed personalised quotation for groups of 8 or over please use the enquiry form below.

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