Manchester to Folkestone by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:05
  • Last train
    21:15
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 28m

Travelling from Manchester to Folkestone by train

Fast trains from Manchester to Folkestone take around 3 hours and 28 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 353 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Folkestone.

Are there direct trains from Manchester to Folkestone?

Journeys between Manchester and Folkestone usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 19 departures on the route from Manchester to Folkestone every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 27 departures.

How long is the train journey from Manchester to Folkestone?

The Manchester to Folkestone train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 28 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Manchester to Folkestone train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Folkestone is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 05:05 and the last train is around 21:15. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 05:25, and the last at 23:16.

When to book Manchester to Folkestone train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Manchester to Folkestone by train.

Which train companies operate between Manchester and Folkestone?

More than one train company operates on the route from Manchester to Folkestone, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • London Underground
  • Southeastern
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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