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

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

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 38 min

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

$27 - $39

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Folkestone, Bus Station to Lydd, Camp (Lydd Camp)
  2. Take the bus from Lydd, Camp (Lydd Camp) to Rye, Railway Station (Post Office) 292 / ...
  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 - $140

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 takes 52 min and costs £80 - £100.

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The distance between Folkestone and Hastings is 49 km. The road distance is 65 km.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Folkestone to Hastings. However, there are services departing from Folkestone, Bus Station 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 3 h 12 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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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 3 h 12 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Folkestone, Bus Station to Lydd, Camp (Lydd Camp)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lydd, Camp (Lydd Camp) to Rye, Railway Station (Post Office)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in Hastings
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Rye, Railway Station (Post Office) to Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Folkestone to Hastings
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
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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