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London-Folkestone Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

London to Folkestone bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$12.76
Shortest Duration2h 40m
Trips per day4
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from London 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 London to Folkestone?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $16.30 was the low point for bus fares from London to Folkestone. Buses from Folkestone to London are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $16.30 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 2 hours and 48 minutes to cover the 63 miles (102 kilometers) from London, LND to Folkestone, KEN. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 40 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

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

Because many passengers travel from London 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 London?

The first bus leaves at 10:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from London to Folkestone, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from London to Folkestone every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from London, City of to Kent without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from London to Folkestone; ticket prices start at $13.92.

What bus companies travel from London to Folkestone?

There is one bus company that operates from London 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 Express42h 48m$16.29

Where does the bus leave from in London?

Most buses depart from the main station in London, London, City of:

  • Victoria Coach Station

Where does the bus arrive in Folkestone?

All buses from London arrive at one main station in Folkestone, Kent:

  • Folkstone

Price trends for buses from London to Folkestone

Monthly average prices

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