Duration 18 min
Distance 15.5 miles
Average price £16
Possible routes 4 found

There are 4 ways to get from Ashford to Folkestone Central by train, bus, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  18 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to Folkestone Central

£6 - £18

Cheapest option

Bus  •  41 min

  1. Take the bus from Ashford, Kent to Folkestone National Express / ...

£4 - £7

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  18 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ashford to Folkestone Central 15.5 miles

£30 - £45

Drive  •  18 min

  1. Drive from Ashford to Folkestone Central 15.5 miles

£2 - £4

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Ashford to Folkestone Central? 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.

The cheapest way to get from Ashford to Folkestone Central is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 18 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Ashford to Folkestone Central is to train which costs £6 - £18 and takes 18 min.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ashford, Kent and arriving at Folkestone. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 35 min.

More details

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ashford International and arriving at Folkestone Central. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18 min.

More details

The distance between Ashford and Folkestone Central is 14 miles. The road distance is 15.5 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Ashford to Folkestone Central without a car is to train which takes 18 min and costs £6 - £18.

More details

The train from Ashford International to Folkestone Central takes 18 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

More details

Ashford to Folkestone Central bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Ashford, Kent station.

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Ashford to Folkestone Central is to train which takes 18 min and costs £6 - £18. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £4 - £7 and takes 41 min.

Mode details

Ashford to Folkestone Central bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Folkestone station.

More details

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

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Ashford to Folkestone Central is 16 miles. It takes approximately 18 min to drive from Ashford to Folkestone Central.

Get driving directions

Book your Ashford to Folkestone Central train tickets online with Rome2rio.

Search and book

There are 684+ hotels available in Folkestone Central. Prices start at £75 per night.

More details

What companies run services between Ashford and Folkestone Central?

Southeastern operates a train from Ashford to Folkestone Central every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £6 - £18 and the journey takes 18 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Ashford to Folkestone Central once daily. Tickets cost £4 - £6 and the journey takes 35 min. Stagecoach in East Kent also services this route once a week.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £18
Train from Ashford International to Folkestone Central
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £18
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£6 - £10
1st Class
£12 - £18

Bus operators
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Bus from Ashford, Kent to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Book at
National Express

About this operator

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Bus from Ashford, Park Street to Folkestone, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach in East Kent
Other operators
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Ashford Taxis
Phone
+44 1233 666 494
Website
taxiashford.co.uk
Arrow Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1233 666 666
Website
arrowtaxisltd.co.uk
Apollo Taxis Ashford
Phone
+44 1233 38 00 38
Website
apollo-taxi.co.uk

Folkestone, United Kingdom

Folkestone is a port town on the English Channel, in Kent, south-east England. The town lies on the southern edge of the North Downs at a valley between two cliffs. It was an important harbour and shipping port for most of the 19th and 20th century. - Wikipedia

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Did you find what you were looking for?

Thanks for your feedback!

Plan your trip faster!

  • Door-to-door travel search
  • Access ticket details offline
  • Up-to-date schedules across the globe