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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. 

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

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:00:00 until 19:00:00
  • Saturday open from 06:00:00 until 19:00:00
  • Sunday open from 08:10:00 until 17:40:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property phone number0345 322 7021
Lost Property Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Buffet
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
This station has step free access to all platforms - Step free access via lift or steep ramps from main entrance.
ToiletsAvailable
Toilets notesPlatform 1 - Available during staffing hours
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
*Helpline closed on Christmas Day Assistance/Help available from station staff from First to Last trains.
Customer Service notes
0345 322 7021
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorSaba Park Solutions UK Limited
Car parking spaces70
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces58
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes
front of station, by car park
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Folkestone Central station is served by a taxi rank or a cab office. Check availability before travelling, and pre-book if necessary. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

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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 London Cannon StreetSoutheastern04:411On time
to London Cannon StreetSoutheastern05:391On time
to London Cannon StreetSoutheastern05:412On time
to London Cannon StreetSoutheastern06:00On time
to London Cannon StreetSoutheastern06:131On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Dover PriorySoutheastern04:401On time
from Dover PriorySoutheastern05:391On time
from Dover PriorySoutheastern05:402On time
from Dover PriorySoutheastern05:59On time
from Dover PriorySoutheastern06:121On time
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