London to Folkestone bus

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Cheap bus tickets and times from London to Folkestone

Showing times and prices for May 25


Fastest Journey

2 h 40 m


2 h 55 m

Buses per day



103 km

Cheap bus tickets from London to Folkestone start from $19 with an average ticket price of $22.

The fastest bus from London to Folkestone takes 2h 40m in comparison to an average duration of 2h 55m and covers a distance of 103 km.

4 buses leave London for Folkestone every day with 4 travelling directly.

National Express
London, Victoria Coach Station
10:30PMFolkestone, Middelburg Square
0 transfers
National Express
London, Victoria Coach Station
08:30PMFolkestone, Middelburg Square
0 transfers
National Express
London, Victoria Coach Station
01:10AMFolkestone, Middelburg Square
0 transfers
2nd Cheapest
National Express
London, Victoria Coach Station
05:30PMFolkestone, Middelburg Square
0 transfers

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Overview: Bus from London to Folkestone

distanceDistance63 miles (102 km)
durationAverage bus duration2 h 40 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$18 (€15)
frequencyBus frequency10 a day
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express

Buses from London to Folkestone cover the 63 miles (102 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 40 min with our travel partners like National Express. Normally, there are 10 buses operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $13 (€11), but the average price of bus tickets is $18 (€15). Travelers depart most frequently from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Folkestone, Middelburg Square.

Bus providers: National Express from London to Folkestone

You can travel by bus to Folkestone from London with National Express for as low as $10 (€9). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance bus company operating over 550 buses per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates bus services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express buses have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most buses come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your bus to Folkestone from London, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

Bus information from London to Folkestone with National Express:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 40 min
  • Cheapest Price: $10
  • National Express frequency: 10 a day

Buses from London to Folkestone: Journey Details

National Express runs a daily service between London and Folkestone. The firm offers four daily buses from London to Folkestone, with the earliest departing at 11 a.m. and the last bus leaving Victoria Coach Station just before midnight. All buses travel directly to their destination, and the journey takes around 2 hours 30 minutes. There is a regular service every day of the week, with no peak time charges.

Taking the Bus from London

All National Express buses from London to Folkestone depart from London Victoria Coach Station, which can be found to the west of the city centre, not far from the Houses of Parliament. To get there, catch the Victoria Line from southern or northern districts, take buses like the 73 from the West End, or use the overground to Victoria Station. There are a number of night buses that run to the station for the later departures.

Getting into Folkestone by Bus

For over a century, Folkestone has been a leading Kentish resort, with sandy beach, entertainment options and beautiful coastal walks in the nearby area. It's also a gateway to Europe via passenger ferries. All buses from London to Folkestone arrive at the town's main Bus Station in Middelburg Square, just to the south of the city centre. Shopping areas are a 5-minute walk to the west, while Folkestone harbour is ten minutes' walk to the east, as is the waterfront. Buses 16 and 10 also provide access to locations on the coast, while the town's railroad station is located close to the bus terminus as well.

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