There are 4 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

$73 - $128

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  7 h 51 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, Buckingham Palace Road Bressenden Place X90
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to Ashford International
  4. Take the bus from Ashford International Railway Station to Folkestone, East Kent College 10

$60 - $83

2 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

$73 - $128

Drive  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Swindon to Folkestone 151.2 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Swindon to Folkestone is to drive which costs £24 - £40 and takes 2 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Swindon to Folkestone is to drive which costs £24 - £40 and takes 2 h 32 min.

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The distance between Swindon and Folkestone is 132 miles. The road distance is 151.2 miles.

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

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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.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swindon to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
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
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from London Charing Cross to Folkestone Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Train from London Victoria to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
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
$5 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Bressenden Place
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Oxford Bus Company
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Email
info@oxfordbus.co.uk
Website
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Bressenden Place
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ashford International Railway Station to Folkestone, East Kent College
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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