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There are 12 ways to get from Folkestone to Germany by train, plane, bus, car train, car, bus and ferry or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train to London City, fly to Dusseldorf  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to Stratford International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LCY - DUS

$119 - $363

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Bus  •  19 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Folkestone Coach Interchange to Frankfurt
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz N13

$66 - $105

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Train to London City, fly to Frankfurt  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to Stratford International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Frankfurt (FRA) LCY - FRA

$150 - $440

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Dusseldorf  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LHR - DUS

$131 - $326

Train, bus to London Stansted, fly to Cologne Bonn  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to Stratford International
  2. Take the bus from London Stratford also for Westfield to Stansted Airport London
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) STN - CGN

$86 - $247

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Hamburg  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to Tonbridge
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Hamburg (HAM) LGW - HAM

$77 - $236

Train, train to Southend, fly to Cologne Bonn  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to Stratford International
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) SEN - CGN

$102 - $460

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Dortmund  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Dortmund (DTM) LTN - DTM

$94 - $250

Train  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice

$211 - $397

Eurotunnel, train, drive  •  11 h 31 min

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  2. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  4. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ice / ...
  5. Drive from Hannover Hbf to Berlin

$372 - $516

Bus and ferry, bus  •  20 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Berlin Kaiserdamm

$129 - $223

Car ferry, drive  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  2. Drive from Calais to Berlin

$146 - $218

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The cheapest way to get from Folkestone to Germany is to bus which costs £50 - £85 and takes 19 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Folkestone to Germany is to train and fly which costs £90 - £280 and takes 6 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Folkestone to Germany. However, there are services departing from Folkestone Coach Interchange and arriving at Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz via Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Folkestone to Germany. However, there are services departing from Folkestone Central and arriving at S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf via Ashford(Kent) Int., Brussels Midi-Zuid, Köln Hbf and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 1 min.

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The distance between Folkestone and Germany is 404 miles.

The best way to get from Folkestone to Germany without a car is to train which takes 11 h 1 min and costs £160 - £310.

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It takes approximately 6 h 31 min to get from Folkestone to Germany, including transfers.

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Folkestone to Germany bus services, operated by Eurolines CZ, depart from Folkestone Coach Interchange station.

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Folkestone to Germany train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Ashford(Kent) Int. station.

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The best way to get from Folkestone to Germany is to train which takes 11 h 1 min and costs £160 - £310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £50 - £85 and takes 19 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Folkestone to Germany.
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  • Distance: 403.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 31 min

What companies run services between Folkestone, England and Germany?

You can take a train from Folkestone to Berlin via Ashford International, Ashford(Kent) Int., Brussels Midi-Zuid, Köln Hbf, Berlin Hbf (tief), and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof in around 11 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Folkestone to Berlin via Frankfurt and Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station in around 19 h 45 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from London City to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from London City to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from London Stansted to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from London Gatwick to Hamburg via Basel
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from London Luton to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Southend to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$24 - $100
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Folkestone Central to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Folkestone Central to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
Train from Folkestone Central to Tonbridge
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Greater Anglia
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$55 - $150
Premier
$120 - $180
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
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 London Stratford also for Westfield to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Folkestone Coach Interchange to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
elines.cz
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lille to Berlin Kaiserdamm
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Ferry operators

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Folkestone to Germany train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Berlin Hbf (tief) station.

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