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

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Train  •  54 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to St Pancras International

£30 - £60

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Bus  •  2h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Folkestone to LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station National Express

£6 - £8

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 20m

  1. Drive from Folkestone to London Liverpool St 69.7 miles

£11 - £17

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The cheapest way to get from Folkestone to London is to bus which costs £6 - £8 and takes 2h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Folkestone to London is to train which costs £30 - £60 and takes 54 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Folkestone and arriving at LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 40m.

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

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The distance between Folkestone and London is 64 miles. The road distance is 69.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Folkestone to London without a car is to train which takes 54 min and costs £30 - £60.

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

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Folkestone to London bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Folkestone station.

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

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The best way to get from Folkestone to London is to train which takes 54 min and costs £30 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £6 - £8 and takes 2h 40m.

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  • Distance: 63.6 miles
  • Duration: 54 min

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

Southeastern operates a train from Folkestone Central to St Pancras International hourly. Tickets cost £30 - £60 and the journey takes 54 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Folkestone to LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station twice daily. Tickets cost £6 - £8 and the journey takes 2h 40m.

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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.

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+44 08717 818178
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Bus from Folkestone to LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station
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2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£6 - £8
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National Express

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Folkestone to London bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station.

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Folkestone to London train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at St Pancras International station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Folkestone to London is 70 miles. It takes approximately 1h 20m to drive from Folkestone to London.

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