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There are 4 ways to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Folkestone by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Airport to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Folkestone Central

$47 - $71

3 alternative options

Line 9 bus, train, bus  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the line 9 bus from Prittlewell, Warners Bridge to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre 7 / ...
  2. Take the train from Southend Central to Chafford Hundred
  3. Take the bus from Chafford Hundred, Railway Station to Greenhithe, station X80
  4. Take the bus from Greenhithe, station to Ebbsfleet International station
  5. Take the train from Ebbsfleet International to Folkestone Central

Drive  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Southend Airport (SEN) to Folkestone 80.1 miles

$17 - $25

Towncar  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take a town car from Southend Airport to Folkestone 80.1 miles

$170 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Folkestone is to drive which costs £13 - £19 and takes 1 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Folkestone is to drive which costs £13 - £19 and takes 1 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Southend Airport (SEN) to Folkestone. However, there are services departing from Southend Airport and arriving at Folkestone Central via Stratford DLR Station and Stratford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 5 min.

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The distance between Southend Airport (SEN) and Folkestone is 39 miles. The road distance is 80.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Folkestone without a car is to train which takes 2 h 5 min and costs £35 - £55.

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It takes approximately 2 h 5 min to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Folkestone, including transfers.

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Southend Airport (SEN) to Folkestone train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Southend Airport station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Southend Airport (SEN) to Folkestone is 80 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 26 min to drive from Southend Airport (SEN) to Folkestone.

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There are 526+ hotels available in Folkestone. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Folkestone.
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  • Distance: 39.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 5 min

What companies run services between Southend Airport (SEN), England and Folkestone, England?

You can take a train from Southend Airport (SEN) to Folkestone via Stratford (London), Stratford DLR Station, Stratford International DLR Station, and Stratford International in around 2 h 5 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Stratford International to Folkestone Central
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Train from Ebbsfleet International to Folkestone Central
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend Central to Chafford Hundred
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Prittlewell, Warners Bridge to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Ensign Bus
Website
ensignbus.com
Bus from Chafford Hundred, Railway Station to Greenhithe, station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ensignbus.com
Arriva Kent Thameside
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Greenhithe, station to Ebbsfleet International station
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Southend Airport to Folkestone
Estimated price
$170 - $250

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