There are 3 ways to get from Folkestone to Eastbourne by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to Eastbourne

$35 - $54

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Bus  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Folkestone, Trinity Gardens to Lydd, Camp (Lydd Camp) 102|the Wave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station to Eastbourne Town Centre, Trinity Place 99|the Wave

$28

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Drive  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Folkestone to Eastbourne 57.1 miles

$12 - $18

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No, there is no direct bus from Folkestone to Eastbourne. However, there are services departing from Folkestone, Trinity Gardens and arriving at Eastbourne Town Centre, Trinity Place via Lydd, Camp (Lydd Camp), Rye, Railway Station (Post Office) and Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Folkestone to Eastbourne. However, there are services departing from Folkestone Central and arriving at Eastbourne via Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 22 min.

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The distance between Folkestone and Eastbourne is 44 miles. The road distance is 57.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Folkestone to Eastbourne without a car is to train which takes 2 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to get from Folkestone to Eastbourne, including transfers.

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Folkestone to Eastbourne bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, depart from Folkestone, Trinity Gardens station.

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Folkestone to Eastbourne train services, operated by Southern, depart from Ashford International station.

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The best way to get from Folkestone to Eastbourne is to train which takes 2 h 22 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 9 min.

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Folkestone to Eastbourne bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Hastings, arrive at Eastbourne Town Centre, Trinity Place station.

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Folkestone to Eastbourne train services, operated by Southern, arrive at Eastbourne station.

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Map of how to get from Folkestone to Eastbourne.
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  • Distance: 44.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 22 min

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

Southern operates a train from Folkestone to Eastbourne hourly. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Folkestone to Eastbourne via Lydd, Camp (Lydd Camp), Rye, Railway Station (Post Office), and Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station in around 4 h 9 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Folkestone, Trinity Gardens to Lydd, Camp (Lydd Camp)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in Hastings
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station to Eastbourne Town Centre, Trinity Place
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Folkestone to Eastbourne is 57 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 18 min to drive from Folkestone to Eastbourne.

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