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from London to Folkestone

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Dec 6
$57Southeastern
$12National Express
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Dec 8
$57Southeastern
$12National Express
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Dec 9
$57Southeastern
$12National Express
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Dec 10
$57Southeastern
$12National Express
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Dec 11
$43Southeastern
$12National Express
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Dec 12
$42Southeastern
$12National Express
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Dec 14
$57Southeastern
$12National Express
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Dec 15
$58Southeastern
$12National Express
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Dec 16
$57Southeastern
$12National Express
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Dec 18
$42Southeastern
$12National Express
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Dec 19
$43Southeastern
$19National Express
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Dec 20
$57Southeastern
$9National Express
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Dec 21
$58Southeastern
$19National Express
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Dec 22
$57Southeastern
$29National Express
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$58Southeastern
$29National Express
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Dec 24
$57Southeastern
$28National Express
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Dec 25
$42Southeastern
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Travel Information to Folkestone from London

distanceDistance63 miles (102 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$11 - $57
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $11 (€9) • 2 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $57 (€48) • 1 h 34 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Southeastern

Travel 63 miles (102 km) by bus or train between London and Folkestone. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 34 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $11 (€9). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or Southeastern among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from London to Folkestone.

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Travel from London to Folkestone
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FAQs
How do I go from London to Folkestone?

There are 2 ways to get from London to Folkestone: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from London to Folkestone?

The cheapest way to go to Folkestone from London is by taking a bus, which costs on average $11 (€9).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Folkestone:

Taking a bus is about $47 (€39) less than taking a train, which costs on average $57 (€48) for this route.

What is the quickest way to get from London to Folkestone?

The fastest way from London to Folkestone is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 34 min.

There are alternative travel options to Folkestone that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 2 h 40 min   on average.

How far is it from London to Folkestone?

You should expect to travel around 63 miles (102 km) between London and Folkestone.

How many services a day are there from London to Folkestone?

The average frequency per day from London to Folkestone is:

  • 12 trains a day.

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

When traveling between London and Folkestone, where do I depart from London and where do I arrive in Folkestone?

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

  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from London to Folkestone depart from London, Hammersmith Bridge Road to Folkestone.
  • Most travelers board their train from London Victoria and arrive in Folkestone Central.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from London to Folkestone?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Folkestone, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can take you to Folkestone by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for National Express from London to Folkestone for $11 (€9).
  • Travel with Southeastern for trains to Folkestone. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Southeastern London to Folkestone tickets on Omio for $57 (€48).
Is there a way to travel directly from London to Folkestone?

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

  • You can take a direct bus with National Express.

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

Where else should I travel to after my journey from London to Folkestone ends?
Looking to extend your trip from London to Folkestone? Many Omio customers who go from London to Folkestone usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Calais, Paris or Manchester. If you're looking to explore Calais, Paris or Manchester from Folkestone, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I purchase my London to Folkestone one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket costs $11 (€9) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $57 (€48) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking London to Folkestone 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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