There are 3 ways to get from Folkestone to Brighton by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 55 min

$51 - $75

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 51 min

$35

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. 97.4 miles

$20 - $30

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

Southern operates a train from Folkestone to Brighton hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Folkestone to Brighton via Lydd, Camp (Shelter), Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station, and Eastbourne Town Centre, Trinity Place in around 5 h 51 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Folkestone, Trinity Gardens to Lydd, Camp (Shelter)
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in Hastings
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lydd, Camp (Shelter) to Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station to Eastbourne Town Centre, Trinity Place
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company
Phone
01273 886200
Email
info@buses.co.uk
Website
buses.co.uk
Bus from Eastbourne Town Centre, Trinity Place to Brighton Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
buses.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Folkestone and Brighton is 96 km. The road distance is 156 km.

The cheapest way to get from Folkestone to Brighton is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1 h 40 min.

The quickest way to get from Folkestone to Brighton is to drive which takes 1 h 40 min and costs £15 - £23.

No, there is no direct train from Folkestone to Brighton. However, there are services departing from Folkestone Central and arriving at Brighton via Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 55 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Folkestone to Brighton. However, there are services departing from Folkestone, Trinity Gardens and arriving at Brighton Station via Lydd, Camp (Shelter), Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station and Eastbourne Town Centre, Trinity Place. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 51 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 55 min to get from Folkestone to Brighton, including transfers.