There are 4 ways to get from Whitstable to Folkestone by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Whitstable to Folkestone Central

$25 - $40

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Bus  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Whitstable, Harbour Street (Albert Street) to Canterbury, Bus Station Triangle / ...
  2. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Folkestone Central Railway Station 16|Gold

$11

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Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Whitstable to Folkestone 28.9 miles

$80 - $95

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Whitstable to Folkestone 28.9 miles

$6 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Whitstable to Folkestone is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Whitstable to Folkestone is to taxi which costs £60 - £75 and takes 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Whitstable to Folkestone station. However, there are services departing from Whitstable, Harbour Street (Albert Street) and arriving at Folkestone Central Railway Station via Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Whitstable and arriving at Folkestone Central. Services depart every two hours. The journey takes approximately 1 h 19 min.

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The distance between Whitstable and Folkestone is 20 miles. The road distance is 28.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Whitstable to Folkestone without a car is to train which takes 1 h 19 min and costs £19 - £28.

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The train from Whitstable to Folkestone Central takes 1 h 19 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Whitstable to Folkestone bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, depart from Whitstable, Harbour Street (Albert Street) station.

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Whitstable to Folkestone train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Whitstable station.

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The best way to get from Whitstable to Folkestone is to train which takes 1 h 19 min and costs £19 - £28. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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Whitstable to Folkestone bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, arrive at Folkestone Central Railway Station.

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Whitstable to Folkestone train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Folkestone Central station.

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Map of how to get from Whitstable to Folkestone.
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  • Distance: 20.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 19 min

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

Southeastern operates a train from Whitstable to Folkestone every 2 hours. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Whitstable to Folkestone via Canterbury, Bus Station in around 1 h 23 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Whitstable to Folkestone Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Whitstable, Harbour Street (Albert Street) to Canterbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Folkestone Central Railway Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Regent Coaches
Phone
+44 (0)1227 794345
Email
info@regentcoaches.com
Website
regentcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Whitstable, Horsebridge to Canterbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
regentcoaches.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Whitstable to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Arrow Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1233 666666
Website
arrowtaxisltd.co.uk
Ashford Taxis
Phone
+44 1233 666494
Website
taxiashford.co.uk

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