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

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Train  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to Whitstable

$25 - $40

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Bus  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Folkestone, Radnor Park to Canterbury, Bus Station 16|Gold
  2. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Whitstable, Horsebridge Triangle / ...

$12

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Taxi  •  37 min

  1. Take a taxi from Folkestone to Whitstable 29.1 miles

$80 - $95

Drive  •  37 min

  1. Drive from Folkestone to Whitstable 29.1 miles

$6 - $9

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No, there is no direct bus from Folkestone to Whitstable. However, there are services departing from Folkestone, Radnor Park and arriving at Whitstable, Horsebridge via Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Folkestone Central and arriving at Whitstable. Services depart every two hours. The journey takes approximately 1 h 18 min.

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The distance between Folkestone and Whitstable is 20 miles. The road distance is 29.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Folkestone to Whitstable without a car is to train which takes 1 h 18 min and costs .

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The train from Folkestone Central to Whitstable takes 1 h 18 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Folkestone to Whitstable bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, depart from Folkestone, Radnor Park station.

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

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The best way to get from Folkestone to Whitstable is to train which takes 1 h 18 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 18 min.

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Folkestone to Whitstable bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, arrive at Whitstable, Horsebridge station.

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Folkestone to Whitstable train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Whitstable station.

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Map of how to get from Folkestone to Whitstable.
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  • Distance: 20.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 18 min

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

Southeastern operates a train from Folkestone to Whitstable every 2 hours. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Folkestone to Whitstable via Canterbury, Bus Station in around 1 h 18 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Folkestone Central to Whitstable
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Folkestone, Radnor Park to Canterbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Whitstable, Horsebridge
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Folkestone to Whitstable
Ave. Duration
37 min
Estimated price
$80 - $95
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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Yes, the driving distance between Folkestone to Whitstable is 29 miles. It takes approximately 37 min to drive from Folkestone to Whitstable.

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