There are 5 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Folkestone by subway, train, bus, car or towncar

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Tube, train  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the Tube from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 Underground Station to King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Folkestone Central

$36 - $57

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Bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to London Victoria Coach Station 033 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) 007 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Folkestone Central Railway Station

$21 - $26

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross N9
  2. Take the train from London Charing Cross to Folkestone Central

$33 - $53

Drive  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Folkestone 97.8 miles

$21 - $35

Towncar  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take a town car from London Heathrow Airport to Folkestone 97.8 miles

$220 - $310

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Folkestone is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Folkestone is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Folkestone station. However, there are services departing from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and arriving at Folkestone Central Railway Station via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station and Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Folkestone is 75 miles. The road distance is 97.8 miles.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Folkestone without a car is to Tube and train which takes 2 h 28 min and costs £27 - £45.

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It takes approximately 2 h 28 min to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Folkestone, including transfers.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Folkestone bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Folkestone bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, arrive at Folkestone Central Railway Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Folkestone is 98 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 36 min to drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Folkestone.

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There are 528+ hotels available in Folkestone. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Folkestone.
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  • Distance: 75.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 28 min

What companies run services between London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England and Folkestone, England?

You can take a bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Folkestone via London Victoria Coach Station, Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station, Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop), and Canterbury, Bus Station in around 4 h 40 min.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
Rome2rio's guide to London Underground (Tube)
Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 Underground Station to King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
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
$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 London Charing Cross to Folkestone Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 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
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop)
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Folkestone Central Railway Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Heathrow Airport to Folkestone
Estimated price
$220 - $310

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