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Getting to Folkestone, Hythe, Romney Marsh and the Kent Downs by road, rail, sea or air

To get the very best out of your visit to Folkestone and Hythe, let us help you think ahead and work out your trip in advance.

Whether it's relaxing stay in the beautiful countryside or a fun-filled activity break by the sea, we can point you in the right direction. Contact our Visitor Information Centre for advice, information, brochures and leaflets to help you plan your visit, or pop in during your stay and meet our friendly, professional team.

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By Road

Getting here is easier than you think - you can reach Folkestone in just 55 minutes from the M25 via the M20, and we're less than two hours from central London.

Head for the M20, turn off at any junction between 10 and 13 and follow the signs.

You can also travel via the M2 - turn off at junction 7 for Canterbury, then follow the A2 until the turnoff for the A260 (signposted Folkestone). The A259 coastal road connects Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh.

You can be in Folkestone just 35 minutes by car with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle. Drive straight onto the train at Calais and drive off after crossing underneath the Channel. Trains run all day and night, with up to four departures an hour.

You can also take your car on one of the ferries between Kent and Nord-Pas de Calais. P&O Ferries operate on the Calais to Dover route, while DFDS Seaways runs a service from Dunkerque to Dover. Join the A20 towards London on arrival and follow the signs for Folkestone and Hythe.

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By Rail

Train passengers can be in Folkestone in less than an hour thanks to Southeastern's high-speed rail service. Javelin trains whizz through the Kent countryside at up to 140 miles per hour from London St Pancras or Stratford, taking hundreds of thousands of passengers each year to where they need to be. The high-speed service stops at both Folkestone's stations, with other connections at Westenhanger and Sandling, near Hythe.

Southeastern work with partners including Folkestone Creative Foundation to help promote the hidden gems in our district, as well as our fantastic independent businesses. They often run offers including two-for-one entry to attractions such as Port Lympne Reserve - take a look and see what you can discover by train.


By Bus

No car? No problem! National coach operators serve our area, and there are frequent bus services around the district provided by Stagecoach South East's environmentally friendly fleet, with a central bus station in Folkestone.

You'll find free WiFi on many services and the luxurious Gold vehicles, with high-back leather seats and extra legroom, running between Folkestone and Canterbury.

Visit Folkestone and Hythe
Visitor Information Service
Folkestone Town Council
The Town Hall
1 – 2 Guildhall Street
CT20 1DY
01303 257946
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