There are 5 ways to get from Folkestone to Thorpe Park by train, bus 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 via St Pancras International  •  2 h 43 min

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

$50 - $74

Cheapest option

Bus, line 8 bus  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Folkestone Central Railway Station to Canterbury, Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 022 / ...
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Heathrow Airport London
  4. Take the line 8 bus from Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 to Elmsleigh Bus Station 8 / ...

$30 - $47

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to London Bridge
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Staines

$50 - $71

Train, bus, line 117 bus  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to London Charing Cross
  2. Take the bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square to Hounslow Bus Station N9
  3. Take the line 117 bus from Hounslow Bus Station to Staines Railway Station 117

$48 - $61

Drive  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Folkestone to Thorpe Park 88.2 miles

$18 - $28

What companies run services between Folkestone, England and Thorpe Park, Surrey, England?

You can take a train from Folkestone to Thorpe Park via St Pancras International, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Vauxhall Underground Station, Vauxhall, Staines, Elmsleigh Bus Station, and Thorpe Park Main Entrance in around 2 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Folkestone to Thorpe Park via Canterbury, Bus Station, Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop), Victoria Coach Station Arrivals, London Victoria Coach Station, Heathrow Airport London, Heathrow Terminals 1-3, Heathrow Terminal 5, Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5, Elmsleigh Bus Station, and Thorpe Park Main Entrance in around 5 h 39 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Folkestone Central to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from Folkestone Central to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Folkestone Central to London Charing Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Vauxhall to Staines
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Waterloo to Staines
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square to Hounslow Bus Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Metroline Travel
Phone
0343 222 1234
Email
customerservices@tfl.gov.uk
Website
metroline.co.uk
Bus from Hounslow Bus Station to Staines Railway Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
metroline.co.uk
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
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Heathrow Airport London
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 to Elmsleigh Bus Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Questions & Answers

The distance between Folkestone and Thorpe Park is 122 km. The road distance is 141 km.

The cheapest way to get from Folkestone to Thorpe Park is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 28 min.

The quickest way to get from Folkestone to Thorpe Park is to drive which takes 1 h 28 min and costs £14 - £21.

It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to get from Folkestone to Thorpe Park, including transfers.