Trains to Folkstone

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Folkstone is a port town located in Kent, it is served by Folkstone Central railway station that is located on the South Easter Main Line.  The train station is 69 miles (112.5 km) away from London Charing Cross and is situated between Folkstone West and Dover Priory. All the trains that operate from this station are run by Southeastern trains. Folkstone train station runs daily services every hour to London St Pancras. The fastest journey is 54 minutes long. Another hourly train service runs to London Charing Cross via Sevenoaks. Passengers travelling from Folkstone to Dover Priory can benefit from two services per hour, which during peak time increase to three services per hour, the journey is 11 minutes long. Dover station is just one stop away, the train continues to London St Pancras via Ramsgate and Chatham. Passengers purchasing Advanced train tickets to Folkstone Central can either order them to be delivered by post or can collect them at the train station prior departure from self‐service ticket machines.

Passengers travelling to Folkstone can benefit from a ticket office open from Monday to Sunday, a coffee shop, toilets, ATMS, and a vending machine in the ticket hall. With the two platforms accessible via ramp, there is seating available for passengers. Passengers requiring assistance should contact one of the designated members of staff available at Folkstone station. Car parking facilities and bicycles racks are available to travellers just outside the station. Wi‐Fi and CCTV surveillance services are operating at this station.

The station is a short walk from The Leas cliff top promenade and it is the closest train station to the Harbour. Passengers travelling to Kent are advised to purchase train tickets to Folkstone in advance in order to benefit from discounts on the original train ticket fare. Folkstone train station is a few minute‐walk to the Harbour Arm, that consists in the development of the existing harbour, where visitors can enjoy cafes, bars and pubs, live music, and a beautiful sea view. Folkstone boasts The Sunny Sands beach and LowerLeas Coastal Park, a park split into 3 recreational zones. Folkstone White Horse has been created by a local artist using limestone slabs on a grassy hillside. Kent Downs is a nature preserve made of hills and valley that is ideal for hiking, biking, horseback riding and wildlife watching opportunities.