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

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Train via Dover Priory  •  2 h

  1. Take the train from Sittingbourne to Dover Priory

$33 - $48

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Bus  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Sheerness, Aldi to Sittingbourne, Forum Shopping Centre (Rear of Forum) 334 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sittingbourne, Railway Station to Canterbury, Bus Station 3X / ...
  3. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Folkestone, Radnor Park

$17 - $20

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Sittingbourne to Folkestone Central

$38 - $56

Taxi  •  52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sheerness to Folkestone 49.8 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  52 min

  1. Drive from Sheerness to Folkestone 49.8 miles

$10 - $16

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No, there is no direct bus from Sheerness to Folkestone. However, there are services departing from Sheerness, Aldi and arriving at Folkestone, Radnor Park via Sittingbourne, Railway Station and Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sheerness to Folkestone. However, there are services departing from Sheerness-on-Sea and arriving at Folkestone Central via Sittingbourne and Dover Priory. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h.

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The distance between Sheerness and Folkestone is 31 miles. The road distance is 49.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Sheerness to Folkestone without a car is to train which takes 2 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h to get from Sheerness to Folkestone, including transfers.

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Sheerness to Folkestone bus services, operated by Arriva Kent & Surrey, depart from Sheerness, Aldi station.

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Sheerness to Folkestone train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Sittingbourne station.

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The best way to get from Sheerness to Folkestone is to train which takes 2 h and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 1 min.

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Sheerness to Folkestone bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, arrive at Folkestone, Radnor Park station.

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Sheerness to Folkestone train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Dover Priory station.

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Map of how to get from Sheerness to Folkestone.
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  • Distance: 30.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h

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

Southeastern operates a train from Sheerness to Folkestone hourly. Tickets cost $18 - $26 and the journey takes 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sheerness to Folkestone via Sittingbourne, Forum Shopping Centre (Rear of Forum), Sittingbourne, Railway Station, and Canterbury, Bus Station in around 3 h 1 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Sittingbourne to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Train from Sittingbourne to Folkestone Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Sheerness, Aldi to Sittingbourne, Forum Shopping Centre (Rear of Forum)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Chalkwell Bus
Phone
+44 1795 423982
Email
coachhire@chalkwell.co.uk
Website
chalkwell.co.uk
Bus from Sheerness, Aldi to Sittingbourne, Forum Shopping Centre (Rear of Forum)
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
chalkwell.co.uk
Travelmasters
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Sheerness, Aldi to Sittingbourne, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
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
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Folkestone, Radnor Park
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Sheerness to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
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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Yes, the driving distance between Sheerness to Folkestone is 50 miles. It takes approximately 52 min to drive from Sheerness to Folkestone.

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