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from Manchester to Folkestone

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Travel Information from Manchester to Folkestone

distanceDistance219 miles (353 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$18 - $132
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $18 (€15) • 9 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $73 (€60) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, British Airways or Avanti West Coast

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 219 miles (353 km) from Manchester to Folkestone. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $18 (€15). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express, British Airways or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Manchester to Folkestone.

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Travel from Manchester to Folkestone
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 Manchester to Folkestone.
How do I reach Folkestone from Manchester?

There are 3 ways to get from Manchester to Folkestone: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Manchester to Folkestone?

The cheapest way to go to Folkestone from Manchester is by taking a bus, which costs on average $18 (€15).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Folkestone:

A bus is $54 (€45) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Manchester to Folkestone costing on average $73 (€60).

A bus is $114 (€94) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Manchester to Folkestone costing on average $132 (€109).

What is the fastest way to travel between Manchester and Folkestone?

The fastest way to get to Folkestone from Manchester is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

Other travel options to Folkestone can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 9 h 20 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 3 h 54 min   of travel time.

What is the distance between Manchester and Folkestone?

Folkestone is approximately 219 miles (353 km) away from Manchester.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Manchester to Folkestone?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Folkestone is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

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

When traveling to Folkestone from Manchester, where do I depart from Manchester and where do I arrive in Folkestone?

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Folkestone.
  • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from Manchester to Folkestone depart from Manchester Piccadilly to Folkestone Central.
Who can get me from Manchester to Folkestone?

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

  • You can take a bus from Manchester to Folkestone with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for $18 (€15) with National Express from Manchester to Folkestone.
  • You can travel between Manchester and Folkestone by flight with British Airways. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $73 (€60) with British Airways from Manchester to Folkestone.
  • You can go to Folkestone from Manchester by train with Avanti West Coast. You'll see cheap train tickets for $132 (€109) with Avanti West Coast from Manchester to Folkestone on Omio.
Where should I go next after I travel to Folkestone from Manchester?
Looking to extend your trip from Manchester to Folkestone? Many Omio customers who go from Manchester to Folkestone usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Calais or Paris. If you're looking to explore London, Calais or Paris from Folkestone, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
When should I book a ticket from Manchester to Folkestone online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Manchester to Folkestone, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $18 (€15) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $73 (€60) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $132 (€109) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Manchester to Folkestone online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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