Directions from Maidstone to Folkestone

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Recommended option

Bus  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Maidstone to Sandgate National Express

$7 - $11

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  55 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Maidstone to Folkestone 34.6 miles

$5 - $8

5 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Maidstone East to Ashford International
  2. Take the train from Ashford International to Folkestone Central

$23 - $33

Bus, line 10 bus  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Maidstone Town Centre, The Cannon to Ashford, County Square 10X
  2. Take the line 10 bus from Ashford, County Square to Folkestone, Trinity Gardens 10 / ...

$16

Night train  •  43 min

  1. Take the night train from Maidstone East to Folkestone Central

$19 - $27

Taxi  •  37 min

  1. Take a taxi from Maidstone to Folkestone 35.5 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  37 min

  1. Drive from Maidstone to Folkestone 35.5 miles

$7 - $11

What companies run services between Maidstone, England and Folkestone, England?

National Express operates a bus from Maidstone to Folkestone twice daily. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Maidstone to Folkestone via Ashford International in around 1 h 4 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Maidstone East to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $18
Train from Ashford International to Folkestone Central
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $15
Night train from Maidstone East to Folkestone Central
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $27
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Maidstone Town Centre, The Cannon to Ashford, County Square
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ashford, County Square to Folkestone, Trinity Gardens
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Maidstone to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Maidstone to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
37 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575656
Website
startaxismedway.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Maidstone and Folkestone is 50 km. The road distance is 57 km.

The cheapest way to get from Maidstone to Folkestone is to rideshare which costs £4 - £6 and takes 55 min.

The quickest way to get from Maidstone to Folkestone is to taxi which takes 37 min and costs £70 - £90.

Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Maidstone East and arriving at Folkestone Central. The journey takes approximately 43 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Maidstone and arriving at Sandgate. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 2 min.

The bus from Maidstone to Sandgate takes 1 h 2 min including transfers and departs twice daily.