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There are 11 ways to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Folkestone by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via London  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Folkestone Central

£188 - £634

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Bus  •  14h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Prestwick Airport to Glasgow, Waterloo Lane X77
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Folkestone

£30 - £45

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Train  •  9h 19m

  1. Take the train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Kings Cross
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Folkestone Central

£93 - £514

Drive  •  7h 58m

  1. Drive from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Folkestone 465.7 miles

£70 - £110

Train to Glasgow, fly to London City, train  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London City (LCY) GLA - LCY
  3. Take the train from Stratford International to Folkestone Central

£94 - £362

Train to Glasgow, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Heathrow (LHR) GLA - LHR
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Folkestone Central

£82 - £297

Train to Glasgow, fly to London Gatwick, train  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Gatwick (LGW) GLA - LGW
  3. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  4. Take the train from St Pancras International to Folkestone Central

£81 - £249

Train to Glasgow, fly to London Luton, train  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Luton (LTN) GLA - LTN
  3. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
  4. Take the train from St Pancras International to Folkestone Central

£86 - £309

Train to Glasgow, fly to London Stansted, bus, train  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Stansted (STN) GLA - STN
  3. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport Coach Station to London Stratford City Bus Station
  4. Take the train from Stratford International to Folkestone Central

£61 - £247

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to London City  •  6h 44m

  1. Take the train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London City (LCY) EDI - LCY
  4. Take the train from Stratford International to Folkestone Central

£102 - £357

Train to Glasgow, fly to Southampton, train  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Southampton (SOU) GLA - SOU
  3. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo
  4. Take the train from St Pancras International to Folkestone Central

£136 - £370

Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Folkestone by train and walk

The journey time between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) and Folkestone is around 7h 34m and covers a distance of around 509 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 46m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, Avanti West Coast and South Eastern Trains Service, the Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Folkestone service departs from Prestwick Intl Airport and arrives in Folkestone Central. Typically 81 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
7h 34m
Fastest journey time:
6h 46m
Services per week:
81
Cheapest price:
£188
Carbon emissions:
42 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:20
Last service departs at:
23:07

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Folkestone train and walk schedules

Departing Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) → Folkestone
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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Folkestone is to bus which costs £29 - £45 and takes 14h 8m.

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The fastest way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Folkestone is to train and fly which takes 5h 23m and costs £90 - £370.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Folkestone. However, there are services departing from Prestwick Airport and arriving at Folkestone via Glasgow, Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 8m.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Folkestone. However, there are services departing from Prestwick Intl Airport and arriving at Folkestone Central via Glasgow Central and St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 20m.

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The distance between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) and Folkestone is 390 miles. The road distance is 465.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Folkestone without a car is to train via London which takes 8h 20m and costs £180 - £650.

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It takes approximately 8h 20m to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Folkestone, including transfers.

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Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Folkestone bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Prestwick Airport station.

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Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Folkestone train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Prestwick Intl Airport station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Folkestone is to train via London which takes 8h 20m and costs £180 - £650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £29 - £45 and takes 14h 8m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Folkestone.
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  • Distance: 389.9 miles
  • Duration: 8h 20m

What companies run services between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK), Scotland and Folkestone, England?

You can take a train from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Folkestone via Glasgow Central, London Euston, and St Pancras International in around 8h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Folkestone via Glasgow, Waterloo Lane, Glasgow, Heathrow Airport London T2,3, and London Victoria Coach Station in around 14h 8m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £380
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £300
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£80 - £380
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £310
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £240
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £370
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £190
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £190
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £190
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Flights from Glasgow to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £150
Flights from Glasgow to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£30 - £150
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £380
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£80 - £380
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £240
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£120 - £350
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £24
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£18 - £24
Train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £20
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£15 - £20
South Eastern Trains Service
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Folkestone Central
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £60
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
£30 - £45
1st Class
£40 - £60
Train from Stratford International to Folkestone Central
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£29 - £55
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
£29 - £45
1st Class
£35 - £55
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£55 - £430
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£55 - £85
Anytime Day Single
£190 - £270
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£300 - £430
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£13 - £17
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
East Midlands Railways
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Prestwick Airport to Glasgow, Waterloo Lane
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
Bus from Stansted Airport London to London Stratford also for Westfield
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
National Express
Airport Bus Express
Phone
0044 (0) 1279681984
Email
info@airportbusexpress.co.uk
Website
airportbusexpress.co.uk
Bus from London Stansted Airport Coach Station to London Stratford City Bus Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
Airport Bus Express
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Scottish Citylink

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Folkestone bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Folkestone station.

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Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Folkestone train services, operated by South Eastern Trains Service, arrive at Folkestone Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Folkestone is 466 miles. It takes approximately 7h 58m to drive from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Folkestone.

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British Airways offers flights from Glasgow Airport to London City Airport.

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