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There are 5 ways to get from Folkestone to Dover by train, bus, taxi, car or foot

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Train  •  11 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to Dover Priory

$7 - $11

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Bus  •  21 min

  1. Take the bus from Folkestone, Stuart Road to Dover Priory station 102 - the Wave / ...

$3 - $8

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  12 min

  1. Take a taxi from Folkestone to Dover 8 miles

$24 - $30

Drive  •  12 min

  1. Drive from Folkestone to Dover 8 miles

$1 - $3

Walk  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Walk from Folkestone to Dover 8.6 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Folkestone to Dover is to drive which costs £1 - £2 and takes 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Folkestone to Dover is to train which costs £5 - £9 and takes 11 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Folkestone, Stuart Road and arriving at Dover Priory station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 21 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, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 min.

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The distance between Folkestone and Dover is 7 miles. The road distance is 8 miles.

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The best way to get from Folkestone to Dover without a car is to train which takes 11 min and costs £5 - £9.

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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 bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, depart from Folkestone, Stuart Road station.

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

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The best way to get from Folkestone to Dover is to train which takes 11 min and costs £5 - £9. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £2 - £7 and takes 21 min.

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Map of how to get from Folkestone to Dover.
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  • Distance: 7 miles
  • Duration: 11 min

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

Southeastern operates a train from Folkestone to Dover 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 every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $3 - $5 and the journey takes 21 min. National Express also services this route once daily.

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, Stuart Road to Dover Priory station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
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 Dover
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
National Express
Other operators
Taxi from Folkestone to Dover
Ave. Duration
12 min
Estimated price
$24 - $30
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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Folkestone to Dover bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, arrive at Dover Priory station.

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Folkestone to Dover train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Dover Priory station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Folkestone to Dover is 8 miles. It takes approximately 12 min to drive from Folkestone to Dover.

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