There are 4 ways to get from Folkestone to Dartford by train, bus, taxi or car

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  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to Ebbsfleet International

$32 - $46

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Folkestone Central Railway Station to Canterbury, Bus Station 16|Gold
  2. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) 007 / ...

$16 - $22

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  57 min

  1. Take a taxi from Folkestone to Dartford 54.5 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from Folkestone to Dartford 54.5 miles

$11 - $17

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Folkestone to Dartford is to drive which costs £9 - £13 and takes 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Folkestone to Dartford is to taxi which costs £110 - £140 and takes 57 min.

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The distance between Folkestone and Dartford is 49 miles. The road distance is 54.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 3 min to get from Folkestone to Dartford, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Folkestone station to Dartford. However, there are services departing from Folkestone Central Railway Station and arriving at Dartford, Highfield Road Magistrates Court via Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) and Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

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

Southeastern operates a train from Folkestone to Dartford hourly. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Folkestone to Dartford via Canterbury, Bus Station, Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop), and Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) in around 2 h 49 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Folkestone Central to Ebbsfleet International
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Folkestone Central Railway Station to Canterbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Folkestone to Dartford
Ave. Duration
57 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Arrow Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1233 666666
Website
arrowtaxisltd.co.uk
Ashford Taxis
Phone
+44 1233 666494
Website
taxiashford.co.uk

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