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By Road

Travel by car to Folkestone, Hythe, Romney Marsh and the Kent Downs

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.

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.

From overseas 

You can be in Folkestone just 35 minutes after leaving France if you travel by 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.

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