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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via St Pancras International  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Swindon to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Folkestone Central

$82 - $139

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Swindon to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London to Canterbury Londres > Canterbury > Douvres > Rotterdam > La Haye > Amsterdam Centre - Sloterdijk / ...

$23 - $29

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Swindon to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Charing Cross to Folkestone Central

$83 - $139

Bus via Gloucester Green Bus Station  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Swindon, Spring Gardens to Gloucester Green Bus Station 66
  2. Take the bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station X90
  3. Take the bus from London to Canterbury

$34 - $45

Drive  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Swindon to Folkestone 151.2 miles

$30 - $50

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

You can take a train from Swindon to Folkestone via London Paddington, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, and St Pancras International in around 2 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swindon to Folkestone via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Canterbury, and Canterbury, Bus Station in around 4 h 44 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swindon to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Folkestone Central
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from London Charing Cross to Folkestone Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Swindon, Spring Gardens to Gloucester Green Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Swindon to Folkestone?

The distance between Swindon and Folkestone is 212 km. The road distance is 242 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Swindon to Folkestone?

The cheapest way to get from Swindon to Folkestone is to bus which costs £16 - £21 and takes 4 h 44 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Swindon to Folkestone?

The quickest way to get from Swindon to Folkestone is to drive which takes 2 h 32 min and costs £23 - £35.

Is there a direct bus between Swindon and Folkestone?

No, there is no direct bus from Swindon to Folkestone. However, there are services departing from Swindon and arriving at Folkestone Central Railway Station via London and Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 44 min.

How long does it take to get from Swindon to Folkestone?

It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to get from Swindon to Folkestone, including transfers.