There are 5 ways to get from Folkestone to Brighton by train, bus or car

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Train via St Pancras International  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Brighton

$59 - $83

Cheapest option

Bus, line 7 bus  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Folkestone, Bus Station to Maidstone, King Street (Boots) 021
  2. Take the line 7 bus from Chequers Bus Station to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial 7 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Brighton, St Peter's Church

$28 - $31

3 alternative options

Train Southern  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to Ore
  2. Take the train from Ore to Brighton

$49 - $77

Bus  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Folkestone, East Kent College to Ashford International Railway Station 10
  2. Take the bus from Tenterden, The Vine (The Vine Inn) to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial 297 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Brighton, North Road East

$39

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Folkestone to Brighton 97.4 miles

$20 - $30

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Folkestone station to Brighton. However, there are services departing from Folkestone, Bus Station and arriving at Brighton, St Peter's Church via Chequers Bus Station and Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Folkestone to Brighton. However, there are services departing from Folkestone Central and arriving at Brighton via London St Pancras International LL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 26 min.

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The distance between Folkestone and Brighton is 60 miles. The road distance is 97.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Folkestone to Brighton without a car is to train which takes 2 h 26 min and costs £40 - £65.

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It takes approximately 2 h 26 min to get from Folkestone to Brighton, including transfers.

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Folkestone to Brighton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Folkestone, Bus Station.

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Folkestone to Brighton train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Folkestone Central station.

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The best way to get from Folkestone to Brighton is to train which takes 2 h 26 min and costs £40 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus and line 7 bus, which costs £21 - £24 and takes 4 h 26 min.

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Map of how to get from Folkestone to Brighton.
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  • Distance: 59.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 26 min

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

You can take a train from Folkestone to Brighton via St Pancras International and London St Pancras International LL in around 2 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Folkestone to Brighton via Maidstone, King Street (Boots), Chequers Bus Station, and Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial in around 4 h 26 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Ashford International to Ore
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ore to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Folkestone, Bus Station to Maidstone, King Street (Boots)
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chequers Bus Station to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company
Phone
01273 886200
Email
info@buses.co.uk
Website
buses.co.uk
Bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Brighton, St Peter's Church
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
buses.co.uk
Bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Brighton, North Road East
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
buses.co.uk
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Renown Coaches
Phone
01424 210744
Email
info@renowngroup.co.uk
Website
renowngroup.co.uk
Bus from Tenterden, The Vine (The Vine Inn) to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
renowngroup.co.uk
Hams Travel
Phone
01580 879537
Email
info@hamstravel.co.uk
Website
hamstravel.co.uk
Bus from Tenterden, The Vine (The Vine Inn) to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
Hams Travel

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Folkestone to Brighton bus services, operated by Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company, arrive at Brighton, St Peter's Church station.

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Folkestone to Brighton train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at Brighton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Folkestone to Brighton is 97 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to drive from Folkestone to Brighton.

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