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There are 7 ways to get from London Victoria to Folkestone by train, bus, night bus, rideshare or car

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Train via St Pancras International  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from St Pancras International to Folkestone Central

$38 - $58

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Folkestone 70 miles

$6 - $15

5 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Folkestone Central

$35 - $50

Train via Ashford International  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Ashford International

$40 - $56

Bus  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Folkestone, Radnor Park 16 - Gold

$15 - $20

Night bus  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Take the night bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Folkestone National Express / ...

$10 - $14

Drive  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Drive from London Victoria to Folkestone 71 miles

$15 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from London Victoria to Folkestone is to rideshare which costs £5 - £11 and takes 2 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Victoria to Folkestone is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Folkestone. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Victoria and arriving at Folkestone Central. Services depart five times a day, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 40 min.

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The distance between London Victoria and Folkestone is 64 miles. The road distance is 71 miles.

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The best way to get from London Victoria to Folkestone without a car is to train which takes 1 h 39 min and costs £28 - £45.

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It takes approximately 1 h 39 min to get from London Victoria to Folkestone, including transfers.

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London Victoria to Folkestone bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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London Victoria to Folkestone train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from London Victoria station.

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The best way to get from London Victoria to Folkestone is to train which takes 1 h 39 min and costs £28 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £16 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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Map of how to get from London Victoria to Folkestone.
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  • Distance: 63.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 39 min

What companies run services between London Victoria, England and Folkestone, England?

Southeastern operates a train from London Victoria to Folkestone hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Victoria to Folkestone via London Victoria Coach Station, Canterbury, and Canterbury, Bus Station in around 3 h 8 min.

Train operators
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 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from London Victoria to Folkestone Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
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 London Victoria to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
Bus operators
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Folkestone, Radnor Park
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
Stagecoach in East Kent
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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London Victoria to Folkestone bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Folkestone station.

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London Victoria to Folkestone train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Folkestone Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Victoria to Folkestone is 71 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 25 min to drive from London Victoria to Folkestone.

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There are 531+ hotels available in Folkestone. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between London Victoria and Folkestone. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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