Dorking travel guide

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You're Going to Love Dorking

With a population of 16.429, Dorking is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom.

Where to Eat in Dorking

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Volunteer (Water Lane Sutton Abinger) and The Surrey Oaks (Parkgate Road) are great picks.

When to visit Dorking

Dorking in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Dorking in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Dorking


When flying to Dorking, you’ll arrive at London Gatwick Airport (LGW), which is located 14 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Dorking from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 26h 25m.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Dorking, followed by West Midlands Railway. The train journey from Dorking to Birmingham takes 1h 25m and costs around $30 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Bristol, expect to pay about $47 for a 1h 34m trip. Located 0.9 km from the city centre, Dorking Deepdene is the busiest station in Dorking. Another popular train station is Dorking Ockley, located 9 km from the centre.


Another option to get to Dorking is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 33 km from Dorking. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Hertz, among others, in London.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Dorking, including National Express, FlixBus and Megabus. From Bristol, the bus ride to Dorking takes 209 km and will cost you around $8. From Birmingham, the ticket costs about $10 for a journey of 217 km.

Airports near Dorking

Airlines serving Dorking

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
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Brussels Airlines
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Air Canada
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Where to stay in Dorking

Average rates range from around $195 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $239 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Dorking

Most booked hotels in Dorking

Sandman Signature London Gatwick Hotel
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
Holiday Inn London Gatwick - Worth
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
Little Foxes Hotel
Good (6.9, Good reviews)
Barrington Lodge
Good (6.2, Good reviews)
Europa Gatwick Hotel & Spa
Okay (5.3, Okay reviews)

Hiring a car in Dorking

Expect to pay $3.20 per litre in Dorking (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $38.38 and $51.18. The most frequently booked car type in Dorking is Compact (Volkswagen Golf or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Renault Clio or similar) is, on average, 79% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.