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There are 5 ways to get from Rainham to Folkestone by train, night bus, taxi or car

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Train via Dover Priory  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Rainham (Kent) to Dover Priory

$28 - $40

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the night bus from Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre to Folkestone, Bus Station 007

$7 - $11

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Rainham (Kent) to Folkestone Central

$30 - $50

Taxi  •  47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Rainham to Folkestone 45.6 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  47 min

  1. Drive from Rainham to Folkestone 45.6 miles

$9 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from Rainham to Folkestone is to night bus which costs £6 - £9 and takes 2 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rainham to Folkestone is to taxi which costs £90 - £120 and takes 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rainham to Folkestone station. However, there are services departing from Rainham, Roberts Road and arriving at Folkestone, Bus Station via Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rainham (Kent) and arriving at Folkestone Central. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 44 min.

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The distance between Rainham and Folkestone is 32 miles. The road distance is 45.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Rainham to Folkestone without a car is to train which takes 1 h 30 min and costs £21 - £35.

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It takes approximately 1 h 30 min to get from Rainham to Folkestone, including transfers.

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Rainham to Folkestone bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre station.

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Rainham to Folkestone train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Rainham (Kent) station.

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Rainham to Folkestone bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Folkestone, Bus Station.

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Map of how to get from Rainham to Folkestone.
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  • Distance: 31.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 30 min

What companies run services between Rainham, Medway, England and Folkestone, England?

Southeastern operates a train from Rainham to Folkestone hourly. Tickets cost $20 - $29 and the journey takes 1 h 2 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Rainham (Kent) to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Train from Rainham (Kent) to Folkestone Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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
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
Night bus from Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre to Folkestone, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Rainham to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
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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Rainham to Folkestone train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Dover Priory station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rainham to Folkestone is 46 miles. It takes approximately 47 min to drive from Rainham to Folkestone.

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