There are 4 ways to get from Folkestone to Boulogne-sur-Mer by car ferry, car, train, bus, car train or taxi

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

Carferry, drive  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais
  2. Drive from Calais to Boulogne-sur-Mer

$31 - $46

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to Ashford International
  2. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Calais-Fréthun Est
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Boulogne Ville Tgv

$51 - $72

Bus, train  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Folkestone, East Kent College to Ashford International Railway Station 10
  2. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Calais-Fréthun Est

$50 - $67

Eurotunnel, taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  2. Take a taxi from Calais to Boulogne-sur-Mer

$222 - $237

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Folkestone to Boulogne-sur-Mer. However, there are services departing from Folkestone Central and arriving at Boulogne Ville via Ashford(Kent) Int. and Calais-Fréthun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 41 min.

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The distance between Folkestone and Boulogne-sur-Mer is 32 miles.

The best way to get from Folkestone to Boulogne-sur-Mer without a car is to train which takes 2 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to get from Folkestone to Boulogne-sur-Mer, including transfers.

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Folkestone to Boulogne-sur-Mer train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Folkestone Central station.

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Boulogne-sur-Mer is 1 h ahead of Folkestone. It is currently 7:38 AM in Folkestone and 8:38 AM in Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Folkestone to Boulogne-sur-Mer train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Boulogne Ville station.

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There are 497+ hotels available in Boulogne-sur-Mer. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Folkestone to Boulogne-sur-Mer.
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  • Distance: 32.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 22 min

What companies run services between Folkestone, England and Boulogne-sur-Mer, France?

You can take a train from Folkestone to Boulogne-sur-Mer via Ashford International, Ashford(Kent) Int., and Calais-Fréthun in around 2 h 41 min.

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
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$29 - $40
Premier
$45 - $60
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Boulogne Ville
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$15 - $23
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Boulogne Ville
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$12 - $17
1st Class
$21 - $29
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
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Folkestone, East Kent College to Ashford International Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Calais to Boulogne-sur-Mer
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Allo Taxis Calais
Phone
+33 6 09 52 30 38
Website
allotaxicalais.com
Taxi Guines
Phone
+33 6 85 57 73 39

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