There are 5 ways to get from Chichester to Folkestone by train, bus or car

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Train via Redhill  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Chichester to Horsham
  2. Take the train from Horsham to Redhill
  3. Take the train from Redhill to Tonbridge
  4. Take the train from Tonbridge to Folkestone Central

$61 - $96

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Chichester, Bus Station to North Terminal Bus Station 206
  2. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London North to London Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) 007 / ...

$41 - $50

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 29 min

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

$65 - $107

Bus, line 2 bus, line 10 bus  •  9 h 31 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 to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial
  4. Take the bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Tenterden, The Vine (The Vine Inn) 297 / ...
  5. Take the line 2 bus from Tenterden, The Vine (The Vine Inn) to Ashford International Railway Station 2 / ...
  6. Take the line 10 bus from Ashford International Railway Station to Folkestone, East Kent College 10

$54

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Chichester to Folkestone 114 miles

$24 - $40

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Chichester station to Folkestone. However, there are services departing from Chichester, Bus Station and arriving at Folkestone, Radnor Park via Gatwick Airport London North, Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station and Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chichester to Folkestone. However, there are services departing from Chichester and arriving at Folkestone Central via Horsham, Redhill and Tonbridge. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 3 min.

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The distance between Chichester and Folkestone is 87 miles. The road distance is 114 miles.

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The best way to get from Chichester to Folkestone without a car is to train which takes 4 h 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to get from Chichester to Folkestone, including transfers.

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Chichester to Folkestone bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Chichester, Bus Station.

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Chichester to Folkestone train services, operated by Southern, depart from Chichester station.

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The best way to get from Chichester to Folkestone is to train which takes 4 h 3 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 38 min.

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Chichester to Folkestone bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop).

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

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Map of how to get from Chichester to Folkestone.
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  • Distance: 86.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 3 min

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

You can take a train from Chichester to Folkestone via Horsham, Redhill, and Tonbridge in around 4 h 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chichester to Folkestone via North Terminal Bus Station, Gatwick Airport London North, London Victoria Coach Station, Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station, Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop), and Canterbury, Bus Station in around 6 h 38 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Chichester to Horsham
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Horsham to Redhill
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Redhill to Tonbridge
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chichester to Brighton
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Brighton to Hastings
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Hastings to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thameslink
Southeastern
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Chichester to Brighton
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $17
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $28
Bus operators
National Express

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Chichester, Bus Station to North Terminal Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport London North to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop)
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Chichester, Cathedral (Chapel Street) to Littlehampton, Anchor Springs
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Littlehampton, Anchor Springs to Brighton, Churchill Square (Marks and Spencer)
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$9
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 to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
buses.co.uk
Renown Coaches
Phone
01424 210744
Email
info@renowngroup.co.uk
Website
renowngroup.co.uk
Bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Tenterden, The Vine (The Vine Inn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
renowngroup.co.uk
Hams Travel
Phone
01580 879537
Email
info@hamstravel.co.uk
Website
hamstravel.co.uk
Bus from Tunbridge Wells, Monson Road (Adult Education Centre) to Tenterden, The Vine (The Vine Inn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
Hams Travel
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Tenterden, The Vine (The Vine Inn) to Ashford International Railway Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ashford International Railway Station to Folkestone, East Kent College
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Chichester to Folkestone is 114 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to drive from Chichester to Folkestone.

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