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

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Train  •  1h 43m

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to London Charing Cross

$30 - $50

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Bus  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Folkestone to London Elephant and Castle National Express / ...

$10 - $14

2 alternative options

Bus via Canterbury  •  2h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Folkestone, Radnor Park to Canterbury, Bus Station 16 - Gold
  2. Take the bus from Canterbury to London Elephant and Castle National Express / ...

$15 - $21

Drive  •  1h 22m

  1. Drive from Folkestone to London 69.8 miles

$15 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from Folkestone to London is to bus which costs £7 - £11 and takes 2h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Folkestone to London is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1h 22m.

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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 2h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Folkestone Central and arriving at London Charing Cross. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 43m.

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The distance between Folkestone and London is 64 miles. The road distance is 69.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Folkestone to London without a car is to train which takes 1h 43m and costs £26 - £40.

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The train from Folkestone Central to London Charing Cross takes 1h 43m 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 1h 43m and costs £26 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £11 and takes 2h 30m.

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  • Distance: 63.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 43m

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

Southeastern operates a train from Folkestone to London hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 1h 43m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Folkestone to London twice daily. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 2h 30m.

Train operators
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Folkestone to London Elephant and Castle
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
Bus from Canterbury to London Elephant and Castle
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
National Express
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Folkestone, Radnor Park to Canterbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
Stagecoach in East Kent

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Folkestone to London bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Elephant and Castle station.

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Folkestone to London train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at London Charing Cross station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Folkestone to London is 70 miles. It takes approximately 1h 22m to drive from Folkestone to London.

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