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Dover, England, United Kingdom

How much does it cost to travel to Dover?

You should plan to spend around $154 (£124) per day on your vacation in Dover. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $47 (£38) on meals
  • $48 (£39) on local transportation
  • $154 (£123) on hotels

A one week trip to Dover for two people costs, on average, $2,161 (£1,735). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Dover cost?

A one week trip to Dover usually costs around $1,080 (£867) for one person and $2,161 (£1,735) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Dover on average costs around $2,161 (£1,735) for one person and $4,321 (£3,469) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Dover will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Dover on average costs around $4,630 (£3,717) for one person and $9,260 (£7,434) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Dover has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Dover expensive to visit?

Prices in Dover are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Dover is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Sintra-Cascais National Park or Finale Ligure.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Dover Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Dover?

The average Dover trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Dover travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) £123 ($154)
Local Transportation 1 £39 ($48)
Food 2 £38 ($47)
Entertainment 1 £20 ($24)
Alcohol 2 £4 - 12 ($5 - 14)
Accommodation Budget in Dover
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Dover is $77 (£62). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Dover is $154 (£123). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Dover

Looking for a hotel in Dover? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Dover based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $112. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Dover
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Dover is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $48 (£39) per person, per day, on local transportation in Dover.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Dover
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Rental Cars in Dover
The price of renting a car in Dover will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Dover
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Dover can vary, the average cost of food in Dover is $47 (£38) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Dover should cost around $19 (£15) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Dover is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Dover
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Dover typically cost an average of $24 (£20) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Dover
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $9.61 (£7.71) on alcoholic beverages in Dover per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Dover On a Budget
Dover The cliffs of Dover
Dover is a major port town on the English Channel, and the closest port in the United Kingdom to the rest of continental Europe. It is best known for its white cliffs, pubs, and Roman history.
The White Cliffs of Dover have been an icon of Britain for centuries. The walks along these cliff tops are exhilarating with striking views of the English Channel below. Above these white cliffs is another icon of the area-Dover Castle. Representing 2,000 years of history, the castle grounds feature a Roman Lighthouse, the Great Tower of King Henry II, an underground hospital used during World War II, the tunnels where the Dunkirk evacuation was masterminded, and additional underground tunnels that served purposes of shelter, safety, and secrecy for the defense of Dover over many wars from Napoleonic times to the Cold War. The South Foreland Lighthouse is another landmark on these cliffs, the site of Faraday’s work in pioneering the use of electricity in lighthouses, and the first to display an electrically powered signal.

Another unique remnant of the town's ancient history is the Roman Painted House. Built about AD 200, the structure served as a part of a villa or hotel for travelers. The ruins include painted murals, underfloor heating systems (known as hypocaust), and a massive fort wall built later for defense. There are also a number of museums worth a visit, such as St Margaret’s Museum with changing displays on local history, and Dover Museum, which houses an award-winning Bronze Age Boat Gallery amongst other exhibits.
Dover's streets are lined with options for dining, shopping, entertainment, and overnight accommodations. Additional information on events, as well as city maps, can be found at the Dover Visitor Information Centre, located in the Dover Museum on Market Square. Around Dover, there are also a number of towns and villages worth visiting, some of which include Folkestone (6 miles), Deal (7 miles), Elham (8 miles), and Sandwich (10 miles). Each town has its own unique features-Folkestone has a coastal park and well-preserved maritime history, Deal also has a rich maritime past as well as a beautiful promenade and restored pier, Elham is known for its medieval church, Tudor houses, and rolling hills, and Sandwich is perhaps the most well-preserved medieval town in Britain also with Tudors and churches. Dover and these surrounding villages all have a variety of pubs, shops, and quality restaurants.

On a visit to Dover, one can spend time sightseeing, walking along the iconic white cliffs, visiting museums, discovering the region's ancient past, and more. One unique way to see the cliffs is to arrange a coastal tour on Dover Sea Safari's speed boat, the Dover Explorer. Highlights include cliff views, wildlife watching, and more leisurely yacht tours.

Visitors can also walk the scenic North Downs Way, a walking trail that follows the low hills running alongside the coast. It stretches about 246 kilometers (153 miles) from Farnham to Dover, past Guildford, Dorking, Merstham, Otford, and Rochester, along the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Kent Downs AONB.

Another enjoyable activity is to take one of East Kent Railway's steam train rides. The journey offers an experience along a four-mile heritage railway running through some of Kent's beautiful countryside.
Food and Dining
Traditional fare of England consists of anything you might find in a British pub-fish and chips, bangers and mash (sausages and mashed potatoes), stews, soups, and just about any kind of meat pie you could ask for (often called pasties). A few additional specialties include black pudding (black sausage), steak and kidney pudding, pickled eggs, and plenty of coffee and tea shops. With England's imperial history, curry is also a very popular specialty in many British towns and cities, including Dover. Some of the best Indian cuisine in Dover can be found at the Curry Garden Restaurant. English pubs can be found just about everywhere (one of the most popular is the White Horse Inn), but there are also restaurants serving international fare like Italian or Chinese.

For those traveling internationally, Gatwick Airport is the closest major airport, located almost 80 miles west of Dover. London City Airport is about the same distance. From the airports, travelers can take a car along the A2 and M2 to reach Dover, or arrange for a ride on the National Express coach service.

The town's proximity to continental Europe via the English Channel also makes international travel by ferry a popular option. Regular ferries run from Dover to Calais and Dunkirk in France.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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