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

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Bus, train  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Greenhithe, Railway Station to Ebbsfleet International Railway Station B|Fastrack
  2. Take the train from Ebbsfleet International to Folkestone Central

$32 - $46

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Bus  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Dartford to Folkestone National Express / ...

$10 - $16

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  57 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dartford to Folkestone 54.9 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from Dartford to Folkestone 54.9 miles

$11 - $17

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Dartford to Folkestone. However, there are services departing from Dartford, Pizza Hut (Prospect Place Retail Park) and arriving at Folkestone via Dartford. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 58 min.

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The distance between Dartford and Folkestone is 49 miles. The road distance is 54.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Dartford to Folkestone without a car is to bus and train which takes 1 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 20 min to get from Dartford to Folkestone, including transfers.

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Dartford to Folkestone bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dartford station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dartford to Folkestone is 55 miles. It takes approximately 57 min to drive from Dartford to Folkestone.

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There are 521+ hotels available in Folkestone. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Dartford to Folkestone.
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  • Distance: 48.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 20 min

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

National Express operates a bus from Dartford to Folkestone once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $13 and the journey takes 1 h 45 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Ebbsfleet International to Folkestone Central
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Bus operators
Arriva Kent Thameside
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Greenhithe, Railway Station to Ebbsfleet International Railway Station
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
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 Dartford to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Dartford to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
57 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575656
Website
startaxismedway.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com

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