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

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Train  •  19 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to Ashford International

$10 - $15

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Bus  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Folkestone, Bus Station to Ashford, Wellesley Road (Park Street) 10 / ...

$6 - $10

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  19 min

  1. Take a taxi from Folkestone to Ashford 17.2 miles

$45 - $60

Drive  •  19 min

  1. Drive from Folkestone to Ashford 17.2 miles

$3 - $6

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The cheapest way to get from Folkestone to Ashford is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Folkestone to Ashford is to train which costs £8 - £11 and takes 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Folkestone, Bus Station station and arriving at Ashford, Wellesley Road (Park Street). Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 46 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Folkestone Central and arriving at Ashford International. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 19 min.

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The distance between Folkestone and Ashford is 14 miles. The road distance is 17.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Folkestone to Ashford without a car is to train which takes 19 min and costs £8 - £11.

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The train from Folkestone Central to Ashford International takes 19 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Folkestone to Ashford bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, arrive at Folkestone, Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Folkestone to Ashford is to train which takes 19 min and costs £8 - £11. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 - £8 and takes 1 h 46 min.

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Map of how to get from Folkestone to Ashford.
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  • Distance: 13.6 miles
  • Duration: 19 min

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

Southeastern operates a train from Folkestone to Ashford every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 19 min. Alternatively, Stagecoach in East Kent operates a bus from Folkestone to Ashford hourly. Tickets cost $10 and the journey takes 1 h 46 min. National Express also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Folkestone Central to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $15
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Folkestone, Bus Station to Ashford, Wellesley Road (Park Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 Folkestone, Bus Station to Ashford, Park Street (Charter House)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Folkestone to Ashford
Ave. Duration
19 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Arrow Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1233 666666
Website
arrowtaxisltd.co.uk
Ashford Taxis
Phone
+44 1233 666494
Website
taxiashford.co.uk

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