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

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Train via St Pancras International  •  2 h 39 min

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

$74 - $128

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Bus  •  6 h 2 min

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

$20 - $27

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 38 min

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

$74 - $128

Bus, train  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Swindon, Spring Gardens to Gloucester Green Bus Station S6
  2. Take the bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Marble Arch X90
  3. Take the train from London Charing Cross to Folkestone Central

$54 - $81

Drive  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Swindon to Folkestone 151.2 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Swindon to Folkestone is to bus which costs £15 - £21 and takes 6 h 2 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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No, there is no direct bus from Swindon to Folkestone station. However, there are services departing from Swindon and arriving at Folkestone Central station via London Victoria Coach Station and Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 2 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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The best way to get from Swindon to Folkestone without a car is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs £55 - £100.

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It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Swindon to Folkestone, including transfers.

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Swindon to Folkestone bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Swindon station.

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The best way to get from Swindon to Folkestone is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs £55 - £100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £21 and takes 6 h 2 min.

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Swindon to Folkestone bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Canterbury station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Swindon to Folkestone is 151 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to drive from Swindon to Folkestone.

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  • Distance: 132.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 39 min

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

You can take a train from Swindon to Folkestone via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and St Pancras International in around 2 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swindon to Folkestone via London Victoria Coach Station, Canterbury, and Canterbury, Bus Station in around 6 h 2 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 - $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
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 Swindon to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
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 Marble Arch
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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