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

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Train via London Bridge  •  2h 49m

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to London Bridge
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Brighton

$55 - $91

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  4h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Folkestone, Bus Station to Rye, Railway Station 102 - the Wave
  2. Take the train from Hastings to Brighton

$34 - $48

3 alternative options

Train Southern  •  3h 20m

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

$49 - $75

Bus, line 7 bus  •  4h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Folkestone to Maidstone 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

Drive  •  1h 40m

  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 £16 - £24 and takes 1h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Folkestone to Brighton is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Folkestone to Brighton. However, there are services departing from Folkestone and arriving at Brighton, St Peter's Church via Chequers Bus Station and Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 33m.

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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 Bridge. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 49m.

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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 2h 49m and costs £40 - £70.

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It takes approximately 2h 49m to get from Folkestone to Brighton, including transfers.

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Folkestone to Brighton bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Folkestone 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 2h 49m and costs £40 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus and line 7 bus, which costs and takes 4h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Folkestone to Brighton.
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  • Distance: 59.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 49m

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

You can take a train from Folkestone to Brighton via London Bridge in around 2h 49m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Folkestone to Brighton via Maidstone, Chequers Bus Station, and Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial in around 4h 33m.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Folkestone Central to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
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
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ashford International to Eastbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Eastbourne to Brighton
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Hastings to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Folkestone, Bus Station to Rye, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
Stagecoach in East Kent
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 to Maidstone
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chequers Bus Station to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
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
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
buses.co.uk

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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 1h 40m to drive from Folkestone to Brighton.

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