Directions from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Folkestone

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Recommended option

Train via St Pancras International  •  2 h 11 min

$50 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 40 min

  1. National Express / ...
  2. 007 / ...

$28 - $34

4 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 41 min

$37 - $90

Train, bus  •  4 h 39 min

  1. 70

$52 - $68

Drive  •  1 h 15 min

  1. 75.4 miles

$16 - $24

Towncar  •  1 h 15 min

  1. 75.4 miles

$200 - $280

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Folkestone, England?

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Folkestone via London St Pancras International LL and St Pancras International in around 2 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Folkestone via London Victoria Coach Station, Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station, Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop), and Canterbury, Bus Station in around 5 h 40 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Southeastern
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
$35 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from Tonbridge to Folkestone Central
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Redhill to Tonbridge
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Gatwick Airport to Hastings
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Hastings
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station to Lydd, Camp (opp Shelter)
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lydd, Camp (opp Shelter) to Folkestone, Trinity Gardens
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport London to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop)
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Folkestone
Estimated price
$200 - $280

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Questions & Answers

The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Folkestone is 93 km. The road distance is 121 km.

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Folkestone is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Folkestone is to drive which takes 1 h 15 min and costs £12 - £18.

No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Folkestone. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Folkestone Central via St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 11 min.

No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Folkestone. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London and arriving at Folkestone Central Railway Station via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station and Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 11 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Folkestone, including transfers.

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