Directions from Folkestone to London

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Recommended option

Train  •  54 min

$35 - $50

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 10 min

  1. National Express / ...

$9 - $14

2 alternative options

Bus via Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop)  •  3 h 8 min

  1. 16|Gold
  2. 022 / ...

$16 - $20

Drive  •  1 h 22 min

  1. 69.8 miles

$15 - $22

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

Southeastern operates a train from Folkestone to London hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 54 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Folkestone to London twice daily. Tickets cost $9 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Folkestone to London Elephant and Castle
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Folkestone Central Railway Station to Canterbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Folkestone and London is 102 km. The road distance is 112 km.

The cheapest way to get from Folkestone to London is to bus which costs £7 - £10 and takes 2 h 10 min.

The quickest way to get from Folkestone to London is to train which takes 54 min and costs £26 - £40.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Folkestone Central and arriving at St Pancras International. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 54 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Folkestone and arriving at London Elephant and Castle. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 10 min.

The train from Folkestone Central to St Pancras International takes 54 min including transfers and departs hourly.