How to travel from Southampton to Folkestone

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Travel Information between Southampton and Folkestone

distanceDistance113 miles (182 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$17 - $97
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $17 (€15) • 5 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $97 (€84) • 2 h 58 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Southeastern

Take a bus or train to travel 113 miles (182 km) from Southampton to Folkestone. 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 Southampton to Folkestone.

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

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

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National Express and Southeastern will get you from Southampton to Folkestone at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

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 UK’s leading long-distance travel company operating over 550 travel per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates travel services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express travel have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most travel come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your travel between Southampton and Folkestone, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

      FAQs: Travel from Southampton 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 Southampton to Folkestone.

      You can get to Folkestone from Southampton 2 different ways: bus or train.

      The cheapest way to travel between Southampton and Folkestone is a bus with an average price of $17 (€15).

      This is compared to other travel options from Southampton to Folkestone:

      Taking a bus costs $80 (€69) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $97 (€84).

      The fastest way to get to Folkestone from Southampton is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 58 min.

      Other travel options to Folkestone take longer:

      Getting to Folkestone by bus takes 5 h 25 min on average.

      Folkestone is approximately 113 miles (182 km) away from Southampton.

      The average frequency per day from Southampton to Folkestone is:

      • 1 bus per day.
      • Around 16 trains per day.

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

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

      • Most travelers board their bus from Southampton Airport Parkway and arrive in Folkestone, Middelburg Square.
      • Most travelers catch their train from Southampton Central and arrive in Folkestone Central.

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

      • You can take a bus from Southampton to Folkestone with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for $17 (€15) with National Express from Southampton to Folkestone.
      • You can go to Folkestone from Southampton by train with Southeastern or South Western Railway. You'll see cheap train tickets for $97 (€84) with South Western Railway from Southampton to Folkestone on Omio.

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

      • You can book a direct bus with.
      • You can book a direct train with.

      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.

      Looking to extend your trip from Southampton to Folkestone? Many Omio customers who go from Southampton to Folkestone usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Calais, Paris, Stratford or Tottenham. If you're looking to explore London, Calais, Paris, Stratford or Tottenham from Folkestone, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
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