There are 8 ways to get from Folkestone to Belgium by train, bus, night train, car train, car, car ferry or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est

$68 - $167

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Dover to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Ouibus

$19 - $23

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Night train  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the night train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Eurostar

$68 - $167

Eurotunnel, drive  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  2. Drive from Calais to Brussels

$198 - $212

Car ferry, drive  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  2. Drive from Calais to Brussels

$52 - $78

Train to London City, fly to Antwerp  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to Stratford International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Antwerp (ANR) LCY - ANR

$108 - $347

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Brussels  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU) LHR - BRU

$132 - $303

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam, train  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to Stratford International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal

$137 - $386

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Folkestone to Belgium is to bus which costs £14 - £18 and takes 7 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Folkestone to Belgium is to Eurotunnel and drive which costs £150 - £170 and takes 2 h 24 min.

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The distance between Folkestone and Belgium is 157 miles.

The best way to get from Folkestone to Belgium without a car is to train which takes 3 h 8 min and costs £50 - £130.

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It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to get from Folkestone to Belgium, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Folkestone to Belgium is to train which takes 3 h 8 min and costs £50 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £18 and takes 7 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Antwerp Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Belgium is 1 h ahead of Folkestone. It is currently 6:32 AM in Folkestone and 7:32 AM in Belgium.

VLM Airlines offers flights from London City Airport to Antwerp Airport.

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There are 184+ hotels available in Belgium. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Folkestone to Belgium.
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  • Distance: 156.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 8 min

What companies run services between Folkestone, England and Belgium?

Eurostar operates a train from Folkestone to Brussels 4 times a week. Tickets cost $55 - $150 and the journey takes 1 h 42 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Folkestone to Brussels once daily. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 4 h 35 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from London City to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Train operators
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$55 - $150
Premier
$120 - $180
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Folkestone Central to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Folkestone Central to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Bus operators
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 Dover to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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