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There are 4 ways to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Folkestone by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 34m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo East to Folkestone Central

$55 - $88

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Bus  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury National Express / ...

$27 - $71

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Brighton
  2. Take the train from Brighton to Hastings
  3. Take the bus from Rye, Railway Station to Folkestone, Bus Station

$66 - $110

Drive  •  2h 19m

  1. Drive from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Folkestone 142.4 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Folkestone is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Folkestone is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Folkestone. However, there are services departing from Southampton Airport Parkway and arriving at Folkestone Central via London Waterloo East. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 34m.

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The distance between Southampton Airport (SOU) and Folkestone is 111 miles. The road distance is 142.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Folkestone without a car is to train which takes 3h 34m and costs £40 - £70.

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It takes approximately 3h 34m to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Folkestone, including transfers.

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Southampton Airport (SOU) to Folkestone train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Southampton Airport Parkway station.

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The best way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Folkestone is to train which takes 3h 34m and costs £40 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £55 and takes 7h 5m.

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Southampton Airport (SOU) to Folkestone train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Folkestone Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton Airport (SOU) to Folkestone is 142 miles. It takes approximately 2h 19m to drive from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Folkestone.

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Map of how to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Folkestone.
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  • Distance: 110.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 34m

What companies run services between Southampton Airport (SOU), England and Folkestone, England?

You can take a train from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Folkestone via London Waterloo and London Waterloo East in around 3h 34m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Folkestone via Southampton Central, Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade, London Victoria Coach Station, Canterbury, and Canterbury, Bus Station in around 7h 5m.

Train operators
Southern
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $60
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
Bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
National Express
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
Bus from London to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Rye, Railway Station to Folkestone, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
Stagecoach in East Kent

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