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

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to Whitstable

$25 - $40

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 26 min

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

$12

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  37 min

  1. Take a taxi from Folkestone to Whitstable 29.1 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  37 min

  1. Drive from Folkestone to Whitstable 29.1 miles

$6 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Folkestone to Whitstable is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Folkestone to Whitstable is to taxi which costs £60 - £75 and takes 37 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 train from Folkestone Central to Whitstable takes 1 h 18 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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No, there is no direct bus from Folkestone station to Whitstable. However, there are services departing from Folkestone Central Railway Station and arriving at Whitstable, Horsebridge via Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 26 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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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 26 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 Central Railway Station to Canterbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Whitstable, Horsebridge
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Regent Coaches
Phone
+44 (0)1227 794345
Email
info@regentcoaches.com
Website
regentcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Whitstable, Harbour Street (Albert Street)
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
regentcoaches.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Folkestone to Whitstable
Ave. Duration
37 min
Estimated price
$75 - $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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