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

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Train via Ebbsfleet International  •  1 h 39 min

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

$36 - $50

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Bus  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Sittingbourne, Railway Station to Canterbury, Bus Station 3X / ...
  2. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Folkestone Central Railway Station 16|Gold

$17 - $18

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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 drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 47 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 Central Railway Station via Sittingbourne, Railway Station and Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 33 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. 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 39 min and costs £27 - £40.

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

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Rainham to Folkestone bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, arrive at Sittingbourne, Railway Station.

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

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The best way to get from Rainham to Folkestone is to train which takes 1 h 39 min and costs £27 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £14 and takes 2 h 33 min.

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Map of how to get from Rainham to Folkestone.
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  • Distance: 31.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 39 min

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

You can take a train from Rainham to Folkestone via Ebbsfleet International in around 1 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rainham to Folkestone via Sittingbourne, Forum Shopping Centre (Rear of Forum), Sittingbourne, Railway Station, and Canterbury, Bus Station in around 2 h 33 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Rainham (Kent) to Ebbsfleet International
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $16
Train from Ebbsfleet International to Folkestone Central
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
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
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Sittingbourne, Railway Station to Canterbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
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
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 bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, arrive at Folkestone Central Railway Station.

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Rainham to Folkestone train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Folkestone Central 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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