There are 5 ways to get from Chichester to Folkestone by train, bus 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 via St Pancras International  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Chichester to Horsham
  2. Take the train from Horsham to London St Pancras International LL
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Folkestone Central

$76 - $113

Cheapest option

Bus via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Chichester, Cathedral (Tower Street) to Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange
  2. Take the bus from Portsmouth, The Hard to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 030
  3. Take the bus from London to Canterbury

$30 - $37

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Chichester to Brighton
  2. Take the train from Brighton to Ashford International

$68 - $111

Bus  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Chichester, Cathedral (Chapel Street) to Littlehampton, Anchor Springs
  2. Take the bus from Littlehampton, Anchor Springs to Brighton, Churchill Square (Marks and Spencer)
  3. Take the bus from Brighton, Churchill Square (Marks and Spencer) to Eastbourne, Hippodrome (Queen's Gardens)
  4. Take the bus from Eastbourne, Pier (Queens Gardens) to Hastings Town Centre, Harold Place (Queen's Road)
  5. Take the bus from Hastings Town Centre, Harold Place (Queen's Road) to Lydd, Camp (opp Shelter) 70
  6. Take the bus from Lydd, Camp (opp Shelter) to Folkestone, Trinity Gardens

$51

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Chichester to Folkestone 114 miles

$24 - $40

What companies run services between Chichester, England and Folkestone, England?

You can take a train from Chichester to Folkestone via Horsham, London St Pancras International LL, and St Pancras International in around 3 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chichester to Folkestone via Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange, Portsmouth, The Hard, Victoria Coach Station Arrivals, London, Canterbury, and Canterbury, Bus Station in around 6 h 37 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Chichester to Horsham
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chichester to Brighton
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Brighton to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Chichester to Brighton
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $18
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $30
Bus operators
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Chichester, Cathedral (Tower Street) to Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Chichester, Cathedral (Chapel Street) to Littlehampton, Anchor Springs
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Littlehampton, Anchor Springs to Brighton, Churchill Square (Marks and Spencer)
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company
Phone
01273 886200
Email
info@buses.co.uk
Website
buses.co.uk
Bus from Brighton, Churchill Square (Marks and Spencer) to Eastbourne, Hippodrome (Queen's Gardens)
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
buses.co.uk
Stagecoach in Hastings
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Eastbourne, Pier (Queens Gardens) to Hastings Town Centre, Harold Place (Queen's Road)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hastings Town Centre, Harold Place (Queen's Road) to Lydd, Camp (opp Shelter)
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lydd, Camp (opp Shelter) to Folkestone, Trinity Gardens
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chichester to Folkestone?

The distance between Chichester and Folkestone is 139 km. The road distance is 182 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chichester to Folkestone?

The cheapest way to get from Chichester to Folkestone is to drive which costs £17 - £25 and takes 2 h 4 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Chichester to Folkestone?

The quickest way to get from Chichester to Folkestone is to drive which takes 2 h 4 min and costs £17 - £25.

Is there a direct train between Chichester and Folkestone?

No, there is no direct train from Chichester to Folkestone. However, there are services departing from Chichester and arriving at Folkestone Central via Horsham and St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 49 min.

Is there a direct bus between Chichester and Folkestone?

No, there is no direct bus from Chichester to Folkestone. However, there are services departing from Chichester, Cathedral (Tower Street) and arriving at Folkestone Central Railway Station via Portsmouth, The Hard, London and Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 37 min.

How long does it take to get from Chichester to Folkestone?

It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to get from Chichester to Folkestone, including transfers.