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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to Paddock Wood
  2. Take the train from Paddock Wood to Aylesford

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Line 16 bus, bus

  1. Take the line 16 bus from Folkestone, Radnor Park to Canterbury, Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Maidstone, Earl Street

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Folkestone to Aylesford

Drive

  1. Drive from Folkestone to Aylesford

Folkestone to Aylesford by train

The train journey time between Folkestone and Aylesford is around 1h 49m and covers a distance of around 49 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 32 min. The fastest train normally takes 1h 27m. Operated by South Eastern Trains Service, the Folkestone to Aylesford train service departs from Folkestone Central and arrives in Aylesford. Typically 127 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
1h 16m
Layover time:
32 min
Total time:
1h 49m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
1h 27m
Train distance:
49 miles
Trains per week:
127
Cheapest price:
£23
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:38
Last train departs at:
23:11

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Folkestone to Aylesford train schedules

Folkestone → Aylesford
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The cheapest way to get from Folkestone to Aylesford is to drive which costs £5 - £9 and takes 38 min.

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The fastest way to get from Folkestone to Aylesford is to taxi which takes 38 min and costs £75 - £95.

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No, there is no direct train from Folkestone to Aylesford. However, there are services departing from Folkestone Central and arriving at Aylesford via Paddock Wood. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 51m.

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The distance between Folkestone and Aylesford is 34 miles. The road distance is 36.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Folkestone to Aylesford without a car is to train which takes 1h 51m and costs £22 - £50.

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It takes approximately 1h 51m to get from Folkestone to Aylesford, including transfers.

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Folkestone to Aylesford train services, operated by South Eastern Trains Service, depart from Folkestone Central station.

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The best way to get from Folkestone to Aylesford is to train which takes 1h 51m and costs £22 - £50. Alternatively, you can line 16 bus and bus, which costs £14 - £29 and takes 3h 27m.

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Folkestone to Aylesford train services, operated by South Eastern Trains Service, arrive at Aylesford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Folkestone to Aylesford is 36 miles. It takes approximately 38 min to drive from Folkestone to Aylesford.

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Map of how to get from Folkestone to Aylesford.
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  • Distance: 33.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 51m

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

You can take a train from Folkestone to Aylesford via Paddock Wood in around 1h 51m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Folkestone to Aylesford via Canterbury, Bus Station, Maidstone, Earl Street, and Maidstone West in around 3h 27m.

Train operators
South Eastern Trains Service
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Folkestone Central to Paddock Wood
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £35
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
£16 - £24
1st Class
£23 - £35
Train from Paddock Wood to Aylesford
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £18
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
£6 - £10
1st Class
£12 - £18
Bus operators
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Folkestone, Radnor Park to Canterbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
Stagecoach South
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Maidstone, Earl Street
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Website
Stagecoach South
Other operators
Taxi from Folkestone to Aylesford
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
£75 - £95
Premier Taxis
Phone
+44 1303 270 000
Website
premiertaxisfolkestone.co.uk
JJ Taxis Folkestone
Phone
+44 1303 244 442
Website
jjtaxis.com
Folkestone Taxi Co. Ltd.
Phone
+44 1303 252 000
Website
folkestonetaxi.com

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