There are 4 ways to get from Folkestone to Ashford 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  •  19 min

$10 - $15

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 4 min

  1. 10 / ...

$6 - $10

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  19 min

  1. 17.2 miles

$45 - $60

Drive  •  19 min

  1. 17.2 miles

$3 - $6

Questions & Answers

The distance between Folkestone and Ashford is 22 km. The road distance is 27 km.

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

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

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.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sandgate, War Memorial (Norfolk Hotel) and arriving at Ashford, Wellesley Road (Park Street). Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 4 min.

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

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 $8 and the journey takes 1 h 4 min. National Express also services this route twice 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 Sandgate, War Memorial (Norfolk Hotel) to Ashford, Wellesley Road (Park Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.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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