Sheffield to Dover by train

  • First train
    05:15
  • Last train
    23:27
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 39m
  • Distance
    314 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    25
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 11m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Sheffield to Dover by train

Fast trains from Sheffield to Dover take around 3 hours and 39 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 314 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Sheffield and Dover.

1. Are there direct trains from Sheffield to Dover?

Journeys between Sheffield and Dover usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 33 departures on the route from Sheffield to Dover every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 26 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Sheffield to Dover?

The Sheffield to Dover train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 39 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Sheffield to Dover train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Dover is usually scheduled to depart Sheffield around 05:15 and the last train is around 23:27. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Sheffield around 06:27, and the last at 23:42.

When to book Sheffield to Dover train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Sheffield to Dover by train.

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Which train companies operate between Sheffield and Dover?

More than one train company operates on the route from Sheffield to Dover, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First Hull Trains
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Grand Central Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • Southeastern
  • TransPennine Express
  • UK Rail Connections

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.