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There are 7 ways to get from Folkestone to Belgium by train, car train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  3h 1m

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

$68 - $167

Cheapest option

Car ferry, drive  •  2h 52m

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

$52 - $78

5 alternative options

Eurotunnel, train, bus  •  4h 44m

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Est / ...
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Brussels, Brussels-North station 328 / ...

$198 - $214

Eurotunnel, bus  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the bus from Calais to Brussels, Brussels-North station 1753

$193 - $209

Eurotunnel, drive  •  2h 27m

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

$198 - $211

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam, train  •  6h 19m

  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

$149 - $404

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Brussels  •  6h 45m

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

$132 - $325

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Folkestone to Belgium is to car ferry and drive which costs £40 - £60 and takes 2h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Folkestone to Belgium is to Eurotunnel and drive which costs £150 - £165 and takes 2h 27m.

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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 3h 1m and costs £50 - £130.

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It takes approximately 3h 1m to get from Folkestone to Belgium, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Rotterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Belgium is 1h ahead of Folkestone. It is currently 5:30 AM in Folkestone and 6:30 AM in Belgium.

British Airways offers flights from London City Airport to Rotterdam Airport.

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There are 202+ hotels available in Belgium. Prices start at $74 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: 3h 1m

What companies run services between Folkestone, England and Belgium?

Eurostar operates a train from Folkestone to Brussels twice a week. Tickets cost $55 - $150 and the journey takes 1h 35m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
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
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$55 - $150
Premier
$120 - $180
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $55
Premier
$63 - $66
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $45
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Folkestone Central to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Folkestone Central to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Calais to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Lille to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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