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Duration 3h 18m
Distance 143.5 miles
Average price £95
Frequency 15/day

Trip overview

The average train between Folkestone and Southampton takes 3h 18m and the fastest train takes 2h 46m. There is a train service every few hours from Folkestone to Southampton. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train via London

  1. Folkestone Central
  2. London Waterloo
  3. Southampton
3h 6m
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£70 - £129

Folkestone to Southampton train times

Trains run hourly between Folkestone and Southampton. The earliest departure is at 08:00 in the morning, and the last departure from Folkestone is at 10:00 which arrives into Southampton at 13:00. All services require a transfer, and take on average 3h 18m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Folkestone to Southampton? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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No, there is no direct train from Folkestone to Southampton. However, there are services departing from Folkestone Central and arriving at Southampton Central via Euston station and London Waterloo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 6m.

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The distance between Folkestone and Southampton is 113 miles. The road distance is 143.5 miles.

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Folkestone to Southampton train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Folkestone Central station.

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Folkestone to Southampton train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Southampton Central station.

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You can take a train from Folkestone to Southampton via St Pancras International, Euston station, Waterloo station, and London Waterloo in around 3h 6m.
Train operators
Southern
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £23
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Ashford International to Hastings
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £23
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£9 - £13
Anytime 1st Class
£16 - £23
Train from Hastings to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £35
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£10 - £14
Anytime 1st Class
£23 - £35
Train from Brighton to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £50
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£15 - £21
Anytime 1st Class
£35 - £50

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