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Old March 3rd, 2006, 11:11 AM
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Anyone know of modes of transportation from the Dover Terminal to the London Gatwick Airport...other than cruise ship provided transfer or cab?
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You can take a train, it is about 2 hours and £22 per person.

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Peter,

You can take a train, it is about 2 hours and £22 per person.

Would you have to change trains en route?

And would you have to haul your baggage onto and off of your carriage yourself, or does the railroad offer reliable baggage service?

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Would you have to change trains en route?

And would you have to haul your baggage onto and off of your carriage yourself, or does the railroad offer reliable baggage service?

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Those would have been my next questions. I wonder if shuttles are available?
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Jimmy,

Those would have been my next questions. I wonder if shuttles are available?

England's major cruise ports (Portsmouth, Southampton, Dover, and Harwich) are a ways from London, so a shuttle or a taxi would be pretty expensive. You probably will save money by booking trasnfers through your cruise line unless you have a large party travelling together.

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We used the train from Dover to London and there isn't any baggage handling , you do it yourself. It's a commuter train and you keep your luggage with you. Not really a problem and an interestig ride.
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Living locally to the Dover Cruise Terminal another method of transport springs to mind. If you would like to include a quick trip to Paris on your cruise trip,after the Paris part of your journey, catch the the Eurostar fast train from the Gare du Nord in Paris to Asford in Kent. That is then only a good taxi ride to Dover or some of the cruise lines do collect from Ashford. You would then also get to transit the Channel Tunnel as an additional part of your itinerary.
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Hi, Jimmy

Last year we landed in Gatwick at 8am---4 hours before the Celebrity buses were to pick up the passengers and take them to Dover.

My hubby decided to rent a car at the airport. It only took 1 and a half hours all freeway to drive to Dover. We dropped the car off 3/4 miles from the dock at the car agency (no extra charge), and they had a taxi waiting to take us the short distance to the ship.

It was not very expensive, and much more convenient. You also have the opportunity to drive around Dover if you get there early enough before the ship embarks.

We will probably do that again on July 29 on our Constellation cruise. It is much easier, though, to take the Celebrity bus transportation back to the airport----it is continuous and convenient!

Hope this helps!

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Mary Ann...
Sounds like a great idea, but we already have transportation from London to Dover. Think we'll just do the transfers with Celebrity from Dover to Gatwick.
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Just read your post...hope this answer gets to you in time....Several years ago, we went from London to Dover via train...It took about 1 hr and a half and was very interesting to see the countryside (farm, etc) ... I'm sure you could reverse the trip and then once in London transportation to the airport is easy...
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I rented an auto @ LHR and drove to DOV. left the car right at the ships dock, the rentals are very near by. so, maybe rent a car in DOV and drive to GAT???
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We took a cab from the ship to the bus depot (which was down the street).From there we took the bus to Victoria Coach (senior rates). When we arrived at Victoria Coach, we met fellow pax who took the transfers and arrived at the same time as we did....at a fraction of the cost!
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Hers is an option I have use and can recommend.
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