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There are 5 ways to get from Paris to Folkestone by train, night bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to Ashford(Kent) Int. Est

$76 - $204

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Night bus  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Take the night bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Canterbury Ouibus

$32 - $43

3 alternative options

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Calais
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone

$210 - $227

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Calais
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover

$65 - $94

Fly, train  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to London City (LCY) ORY - LCY
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Folkestone Central

$133 - $1,470

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Folkestone is to night bus which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 9 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Folkestone is to train which costs 65€ - 180€ and takes 2 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Folkestone station. However, there are services departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy and arriving at Folkestone Central station via Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Folkestone. However, there are services departing from Paris Nord Eurostar and arriving at Folkestone Central via Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 28 min.

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The distance between Paris and Folkestone is 262 km.

The best way to get from Paris to Folkestone without a car is to train which takes 2 h 28 min and costs 65€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 28 min to get from Paris to Folkestone, including transfers.

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Paris to Folkestone bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy station.

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Paris to Folkestone train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Paris Nord Eurostar station.

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The quickest flight from Paris Orly Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Folkestone.
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  • Distance: 163.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 28 min

What companies run services between Paris, France and Folkestone, England?

Eurostar operates a train from Paris to Folkestone 3 times a day. Tickets cost $65 - $190 and the journey takes 1 h 54 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris Orly to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $39,000
Train operators
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Paris Nord Eurostar to Ashford(Kent) Int.
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $190
Premier
$150 - $220
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
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
Night bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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Paris to Folkestone bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Canterbury station.

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Folkestone is 1 h behind Paris. It is currently 11:18 AM in Paris and 10:18 AM in Folkestone.

Paris to Folkestone train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Ashford(Kent) Int. station.

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British Airways offers flights from Paris Orly Airport to London City Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris Orly Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs 9€.

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