Cheap bus tickets from London to Folkestone

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Cheapest

$10

Average

$11

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from London to Folkestone will cost around $ 11 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 10.

Cheapest
10:30PMLondon2h50 01:20AMFolkestone, Middelburg Square
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$101One-way
2nd Cheapest
06:30PMLondon2h50 09:20PMFolkestone, Middelburg Square
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$111One-way
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01:30PMLondon2h50 04:20PMFolkestone, Middelburg Square
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$111One-way
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03:30PMLondon3h05 06:35PMFolkestone, Middelburg Square
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$111One-way
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05:30PMLondon2h55 08:25PMFolkestone, Middelburg Square
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$111One-way

Bus schedule from London to Folkestone

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10:30AMLondon2h45 01:15PMFolkestone, Middelburg Square
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01:30PMLondon2h50 04:20PMFolkestone, Middelburg Square
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03:30PMLondon3h05 06:35PMFolkestone, Middelburg Square
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05:30PMLondon2h55 08:25PMFolkestone, Middelburg Square
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06:30PMLondon2h50 09:20PMFolkestone, Middelburg Square
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10:30PMLondon2h50 01:20AMFolkestone, Middelburg Square
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Jan 28
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$10National Express
Sat
Jan 29
$17Southeastern
$10National Express
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Jan 30
$17Southeastern
$10National Express
Tue
Feb 1
$57Southeastern
$12National Express
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Feb 2
$58Southeastern
$10National Express

Bus times from London to Folkestone

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Fastest Journey

2 h 45 m

Average

2 h 52 m

Buses per day

6

Distance

103 km

Of the 6 buses that leave London for Folkestone every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 103 km distance in an average of 2 h 52 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2 h 45 m .

The slowest buses will take 3 h 5 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
10:30AMLondon2h45 01:15PMFolkestone, Middelburg Square
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$131One-way
2nd Fastest
06:30PMLondon2h50 09:20PMFolkestone, Middelburg Square
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$111One-way
2nd Fastest
01:30PMLondon2h50 04:20PMFolkestone, Middelburg Square
0 changes
$111One-way
2nd Fastest
10:30PMLondon2h50 01:20AMFolkestone, Middelburg Square
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$101One-way
05:30PMLondon2h55 08:25PMFolkestone, Middelburg Square
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$111One-way

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Overview: Bus from London to Folkestone

distanceDistance63 miles (102 km)
durationAverage bus duration2 h 50 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$11 (€9)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express

Buses from London to Folkestone cover the 63 miles (102 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 50 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $11 (€9), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $10 (€8). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Folkestone, Channel Tunnel Freight Folkestone.

Bus providers: National Express from London to Folkestone

Find the best buses from London to Folkestone with Omio's travel partners National Express from $10 (€8). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

National Express

National Express is the leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 buses a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the London - Folkestone bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

  • Average Price: $10

National Express' current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your bus between London and Folkestone are the following:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

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.

Travel Tips: Bus to Folkestone from London

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FAQs

How much are cheap buses from London to Folkestone?

Bus tickets between London and Folkestone for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $10 (€8)  one way in the next 7 days.

How much does it cost to take a bus from London to Folkestone?

If you are looking to purchase your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the London to Folkestone bus to cost on average $11 (€9)  one way.

How far is London to Folkestone by bus?

When traveling this route you should expect the distance between London and Folkestone by bus to be approximately 63 miles (102 km).

What is the London to Folkestone bus travel time?

On average the London to Folkestone bus travel time is 2 h 50 min  for the 63 miles (102 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

What bus station in London goes to Folkestone? What bus station do I come into Folkestone from London?

Omio customers book a bus from London Victoria   to Folkestone, Channel Tunnel Freight Folkestone   most frequently for this route.

Where is the bus station in London? Where is the bus station in Folkestone?

Passengers board the bus most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Folkestone, Channel Tunnel Freight Folkestone, located 2.9 miles (4.7 km) away from the city center.

What bus companies go from London to Folkestone?

If you're looking for buses from London to Folkestone, you can rely on National Express to get you to Folkestone. It's also good to check out all possible bus providers for the London to Folkestone journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

When does the first bus depart from London to Folkestone? When does the last bus depart from London to Folkestone?

The earliest bus departing from London to Folkestone leaves at 10: 30 AM. The last bus departing from London to Folkestone leaves at 10: 30 PM. You can find the latest London to Folkestone bus schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How early should I book London to Folkestone bus tickets to get the best deals?

You can find buses between London and Folkestone to cost on average $11 (€9) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the London to Folkestone bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.