Duration 4h 44m
Distance 269.7 miles
Average price £180
Frequency 12/day

Trip overview

The average train between Chester and Folkestone takes 4h 44m and the fastest train takes 3h 13m. There is a train service every few hours from Chester to Folkestone. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Chester
  2. St Pancras International
  3. Folkestone
3h 41m
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£98 - £289

Chester to Folkestone train times

Trains run every two hours between Chester and Folkestone. The service departs Chester at 19:35 in the evening, which arrives into Folkestone at 23:30. All services require a transfer at London Euston and take an average of 4h 44m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Chester to Folkestone. However, there are services departing from Chester and arriving at Folkestone Central via St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 41m.

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The distance between Chester and Folkestone is 227 miles. The road distance is 269.7 miles.

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Chester to Folkestone train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Chester station.

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Chester to Folkestone train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Folkestone Central station.

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There are 666+ hotels available in Folkestone. Prices start at £75 per night.

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