There are 6 ways to get from Folkestone to Dover Castle (Station) by train, bus, taxi, car or foot

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Train  •  30 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to Dover Priory

$7 - $11

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Bus  •  42 min

  1. Take the bus from Folkestone, Shellons Street Car Park to Dover, Ladywell (The Park) 102|the Wave

$5

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Bus via Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court)  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Folkestone, Bus Station to Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) 91 / ...

$5 - $9

Taxi  •  14 min

  1. Take a taxi from Folkestone to Dover Castle (Station) 9 miles

$27 - $33

Drive  •  14 min

  1. Drive from Folkestone to Dover Castle (Station) 9 miles

$1 - $3

Walk  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Walk from Folkestone to Dover Castle (Station) 9.2 miles

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Folkestone, Shellons Street Car Park and arriving at Dover, Ladywell (The Park). Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Folkestone Central and arriving at Dover Priory. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 11 min.

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The distance between Folkestone and Dover Castle (Station) is 8 miles. The road distance is 9 miles.

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The best way to get from Folkestone to Dover Castle (Station) without a car is to train which takes 30 min and costs .

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The train from Folkestone Central to Dover Priory takes 11 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Folkestone to Dover Castle (Station) bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, arrive at Folkestone, Bus Station.

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Folkestone to Dover Castle (Station) train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Folkestone Central station.

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The best way to get from Folkestone to Dover Castle (Station) is to train which takes 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 42 min.

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Folkestone to Dover Castle (Station) bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, arrive at Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) station.

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Folkestone to Dover Castle (Station) train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Dover Priory station.

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Map of how to get from Folkestone to Dover Castle (Station).
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  • Distance: 7.5 miles
  • Duration: 30 min

What companies run services between Folkestone, England and Dover Castle (Station), England?

Southeastern operates a train from Folkestone to Dover Castle (Station) every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 11 min. Alternatively, Stagecoach in East Kent operates a bus from Folkestone to Dover Castle (Station) every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $5 and the journey takes 29 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Folkestone Central to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $11
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Folkestone, Shellons Street Car Park to Dover, Ladywell (The Park)
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Folkestone, Bus Station to Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court)
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$6
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 Folkestone, Bus Station to Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court)
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Folkestone to Dover Castle (Station)
Ave. Duration
14 min
Estimated price
$27 - $33
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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Yes, the driving distance between Folkestone to Dover Castle (Station) is 9 miles. It takes approximately 14 min to drive from Folkestone to Dover Castle (Station).

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There are 488+ hotels available in Dover Castle (Station). Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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