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

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Train  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to Ashford International
  2. Take the train from Ashford International to Hastings

$25 - $39

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Bus  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Folkestone, Trinity Gardens to Lydd, Camp (Lydd Camp)
  2. Take the bus from Lydd, Camp (Lydd Camp) to Rye, Railway Station (Post Office) 553 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Rye, Railway Station (Post Office) to Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station

$20

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Folkestone to Hastings 40.3 miles

$110 - $130

Drive  •  52 min

  1. Drive from Folkestone to Hastings 40.3 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Folkestone to Hastings is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Folkestone to Hastings is to taxi which costs £80 - £100 and takes 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Folkestone to Hastings station. However, there are services departing from Folkestone, Trinity Gardens and arriving at Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station via Lydd, Camp (Lydd Camp) and Rye, Railway Station (Post Office). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Folkestone to Hastings. However, there are services departing from Folkestone Central and arriving at Hastings via Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 38 min.

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The distance between Folkestone and Hastings is 30 miles. The road distance is 40.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Folkestone to Hastings without a car is to train which takes 1 h 38 min and costs £19 - £30.

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It takes approximately 1 h 38 min to get from Folkestone to Hastings, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Folkestone to Hastings is to train which takes 1 h 38 min and costs £19 - £30. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 and takes 2 h 49 min.

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Map of how to get from Folkestone to Hastings.
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  • Distance: 30.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 38 min

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

You can take a train from Folkestone to Hastings via Ashford International in around 1 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Folkestone to Hastings via Lydd, Camp (Lydd Camp) and Rye, Railway Station (Post Office) in around 2 h 49 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 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lydd, Camp (Lydd Camp) to Rye, Railway Station (Post Office)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in Hastings
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lydd, Camp (Lydd Camp) to Rye, Railway Station (Post Office)
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Rye, Railway Station (Post Office) to Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Folkestone to Hastings
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
$110 - $130
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 Hastings bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Hastings, arrive at Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Folkestone to Hastings is 40 miles. It takes approximately 52 min to drive from Folkestone to Hastings.

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