How to travel from Folkestone to Canterbury

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from Folkestone to Canterbury

You can get from Folkestone to Canterbury by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Folkestone to Canterbury on Dec 07 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:13AMFolkestone West0h53 11:06AMCanterbury West
1 transfer
10:13AMFolkestone West0h53 11:06AMCanterbury West
1 transfer
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08:30AMFolkestone Central0h48 09:18AMCanterbury East
1 transfer
09:41AMFolkestone West0h45 10:26AMCanterbury West
1 transfer
08:11AMFolkestone West0h45 08:56AMCanterbury West
1 transfer

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Travel Information from Folkestone to Canterbury

distanceDistance14 miles (22 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$8 - $19
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $8 (€7) • 1 h 18 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $19 (€17) • 42 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSoutheastern

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 14 miles (22 km) to Canterbury from Folkestone. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Southeastern among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Folkestone to Canterbury.

Travel Tips: Travel from Folkestone to Canterbury

Travel Tips: Travel to Canterbury easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Folkestone to Canterbury.

There are 4 ways to travel from Folkestone to Canterbury including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Folkestone and Canterbury is by taking a bus with an average price of $8 (€7).

This is compared to other travel options to Canterbury:

A bus is $11 (€10) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Folkestone to Canterbury costing on average $19 (€17).

The fastest way to get to Canterbury from Folkestone is by train with an average travel time of 42 min.

Other travel options to Canterbury can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 1 h 18 min   of travel time.

The distance from Folkestone to Canterbury is approximately 14 miles (22 km).

The average frequency per day from Folkestone to Canterbury is:

  • 44 buses per day.
  • Around 40 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Folkestone and Canterbury as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Folkestone to Canterbury:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Folkestone, Central Railway Station (Stop C) to Canterbury, Bus Station.
  • Most travelers board their train from Folkestone Central and arrive in Canterbury West.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Folkestone to Canterbury:

  • You can go to Canterbury from Folkestone by train with Southeastern. You'll see cheap train tickets for $19 (€17) with Southeastern from Folkestone to Canterbury on Omio.
Looking to extend your trip from Folkestone to Canterbury? Many Omio customers who go from Folkestone to Canterbury usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Dover or Stansted. If you're looking to explore London, Dover or Stansted from Canterbury, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before traveling from Folkestone to Canterbury, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $8 (€7) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $19 (€17) one way.

But we recommend booking Folkestone to Canterbury tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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