How to travel from London to Folkestone

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Travel Information from London to Folkestone

distanceDistance63 miles (102 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$13 - $20
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $13 (€11) • 2 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $20 (€18) • 1 h 8 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Southeastern

Take a train or bus to travel 63 miles (102 km) to Folkestone from London. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or Southeastern among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from London to Folkestone.

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from London to Folkestone

How to get from London to Folkestone by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
train

The best way to travel from London to Folkestone is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Southeastern
09:30AM1h45
London Victoria (VIC)
11:15AMFolkestone West (FKW)
$251One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
National Express
10:30PM2h40
London, Victoria Coach Station
01:10AMFolkestone, Middelburg Square
$181One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Southeastern
09:04AM0h55
London St Pancras International (STP)
09:59AMFolkestone West (FKW)
$391One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Southeastern
09:55AM2h05
London Victoria (VIC)
12:00PMFolkestone West (FKW)
$251One-way
1 transfer
Southeastern
08:30AM1h45
London Victoria (VIC)
10:15AMFolkestone West (FKW)
$251One-way
1 transfer
Southeastern
08:55AM2h04
London Victoria (VIC)
10:59AMFolkestone West (FKW)
$251One-way
1 transfer
National Express
09:00AM2h50
London, Victoria Coach Station
11:50AMFolkestone, Middelburg Square
$351One-way
0 transfers
National Express
02:30PM3h00
London, Victoria Coach Station
05:30PMFolkestone, Middelburg Square
$321One-way
0 transfers
National Express
05:30PM3h00
London, Victoria Coach Station
08:30PMFolkestone, Middelburg Square
$321One-way
0 transfers

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Find the best route from London to Folkestone with National Express and Southeastern. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most convenient trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

Southeastern is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates services from London to Kent, Sussex, Surrey and parts of East Anglia. It runs services from early morning until late at night, seven days a week. Southeastern has a range of train types, including high-speed Javelin trains, commuter-friendly Metro services, and the classic InterCity services. Ticket types include Advance, Off-Peak, Super Off-Peak, and Anytime tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. The most popular routes for Southeastern are London to Kent, London to Eastbourne, and London to Hastings.

    National Express is the leading travel company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel 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 travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel 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 travel: 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.

      FAQs: Travel from London to Folkestone

      FAQs: Travel to Folkestone 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 London to Folkestone.
      FAQs

      There are 2 travel options to Folkestone from London. You can take a train or bus.

      The cheapest way to go to Folkestone from London is by taking a bus, which costs on average $13 (€11).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from London to Folkestone:

      A bus is $8 (€7) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from London to Folkestone costing on average $20 (€18).

      The fastest way to get to Folkestone from London is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 8 min.

      Other travel options to Folkestone take longer:

      Getting to Folkestone by bus takes 2 h 40 min on average.

      The London to Folkestone distance is around 63 miles (102 km).

      The average frequency per day from London to Folkestone is:

      • 10 buses per day.
      • Around 25 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Folkestone from London as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points from London to Folkestone:

      • Buses from London to Folkestone most often leave from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Folkestone, Middelburg Square.
      • Trains mostly leave from London Waterloo and tend to arrive in Folkestone Central.

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

      • You can travel between London and Folkestone by bus with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $13 (€11) with National Express from London to Folkestone.
      • You can go to Folkestone from London by train with Southeastern. You'll see cheap train tickets for $20 (€18) with Southeastern from London to Folkestone on Omio.

      Yes, there are direct services available from London to Folkestone with the following travel companies:

      • Direct train available with Southeastern 12 direct trains per day.

      Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Folkestone as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between London and Folkestone.

      Your trip from London to Folkestone doesn't have to end in Folkestone. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Calais, Paris, Stratford or Tottenham. If you’d like to add Calais, Paris, Stratford or Tottenham to your London to Folkestone tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Folkestone today!

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