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Folkestone Central train station is one of two stations within the port town of Folkestone, Kent. The station is a short walk from The Leas cliff top promenade. This is the closest train station to the Harbour, where you can enjoy food, live music, and a beautiful view. Facilities at the train station include a ticket office open from Monday to Sunday, a coffee shop in the centre of the platforms, and a vending machine in the ticket hall. With the two platforms accessible via a ramp, there is seating available for passengers.

Daily services to London St Pancras stop at Folkestone Central, the fastest journey time is 54 minutes. Getting to Dover Priory is easy from this station, it is just one stop away, a minimum of two trains arrive per hour, during peak periods this can increase to three, the journey is 11 minutes long. SouthEastern manage operations at this station. 

Find address details, station facilities, live departure times and train arrivals for Folkestone Central station.

You can learn more about travelling to this seaside destination in our guide to trains to Folkestone.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Being staffed may mean there is only staff in the ticket office, who may not alw
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 19:00
Saturday 06:00 - 19:00
Sunday 08:10 - 17:40
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorMeteor Parking Ltd
Car parking spaces70
Carpark charges
Six Monthly£320.00
Three Monthly£164.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces23
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes
front of station, by car park
Cycle storage notes<p>Secure cycle storage is available at the entrance to the car park. Please ask staff for details.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Step free access to all platforms. Ticket Office and Car Park are step free.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are available

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Departures and arrivals from Folkestone Central

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Folkestone Central station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to RamsgateSoutheastern20:252On time
to Dover PriorySoutheastern20:30On time
to London St Pancras InternationalSoutheastern21:00On time
to RamsgateSoutheastern21:222On time
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern21:241Late
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Charing CrossSoutheastern20:242On time
from London St Pancras InternationalSoutheastern20:29On time
from Dover PriorySoutheastern20:59On time
from London Charing CrossSoutheastern21:212On time
from RamsgateSoutheastern21:231Late
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