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Margate-Folkestone Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

Margate to Folkestone bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$25.80
Shortest Duration5h 55m
Trips per day8
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Margate to Folkestone right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Margate to Folkestone?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $30.30 was the low point for bus fares from Margate to Folkestone. Buses from Folkestone to Margate are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $30.30 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 7 hours and 8 minutes to cover the 23 miles (37 kilometers) from Margate, KEN to Folkestone, KEN. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 55 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from Margate to Folkestone at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Margate?

The first bus leaves at 10:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Margate to Folkestone, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Margate to Folkestone every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

What bus companies travel from Margate to Folkestone?

There is one bus company that operates from Margate to Folkestone. National Express is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express87h 9m$30.30

Where does the bus leave from in Margate?

Margate, Kent has two bus stations with service to Folkestone, Kent:

  • Cliftonville, Eastern Esplanade
  • 106 Northdown Park Rd
  • Cliftonville
  • 34 Marine Terrace

Where does the bus arrive in Folkestone?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Folkestone, Kent:

  • Folkstone
  • Capel del Ferne

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