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Folkestone to Maidstone

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  1. on time
    Folkestone Central
    Platform 1
    05:56
    Folkestone Central
    Platform 1
    06:11
    Ashford International
    Platform 5 estimated
    06:16
    Ashford International
    Platform 6 estimated
    06:47
    Maidstone East
    Platform 1 estimated
    on time
    Maidstone East
    Platform 1 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  2. on time
    Folkestone Central
    Platform 1
    06:10
    Folkestone Central
    Platform 1
    06:30
    Ashford International
    Platform 2 estimated
    06:39
    Ashford International
    Platform 6 estimated
    07:10
    Maidstone East
    Platform 1 estimated
    on time
    Maidstone East
    Platform 1 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  3. on time
    Folkestone Central
    Platform 1
    06:29
    Folkestone Central
    Platform 1
    06:44
    Ashford International
    Platform 5 estimated
    06:56
    Ashford International
    Platform 2 estimated
    07:29
    Maidstone East
    Platform 1 estimated
    on time
    Maidstone East
    Platform 1 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  4. on time
    Folkestone Central
    06:59
    Folkestone Central
    07:14
    Ashford International
    Platform 5 estimated
    07:27
    Ashford International
    Platform 5 estimated
    07:58
    Maidstone East
    Platform 1 estimated
    on time
    Maidstone East
    Platform 1 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  5. on time
    Folkestone Central
    07:24
    Folkestone Central
    07:40
    Ashford International
    Platform 6 estimated
    07:57
    Ashford International
    Platform 1 estimated
    08:28
    Maidstone East
    Platform 1 estimated
    on time
    Maidstone East
    Platform 1 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  6. on time
    Folkestone Central
    07:55
    Folkestone Central
    08:11
    Ashford International
    Platform 6 estimated
    08:30
    Ashford International
    Platform 6 estimated
    09:00
    Maidstone East
    Platform 1 estimated
    on time
    Maidstone East
    Platform 1 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  7. on time
    Folkestone Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    08:36
    Folkestone Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    08:55
    Ashford International
    Platform 2 estimated
    09:05
    Ashford International
    Platform 1 estimated
    09:28
    Maidstone East
    Platform 1 estimated
    on time
    Maidstone East
    Platform 1 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  8. on time
    Folkestone Central
    09:00
    Folkestone Central
    09:15
    Ashford International
    Platform 5 estimated
    09:30
    Ashford International
    Platform 6 estimated
    10:03
    Maidstone East
    Platform 1 estimated
    on time
    Maidstone East
    Platform 1 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  9. on time
    Folkestone Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    09:36
    Folkestone Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    09:55
    Ashford International
    Platform 2 estimated
    10:05
    Ashford International
    Platform 1 estimated
    10:28
    Maidstone East
    Platform 1 estimated
    on time
    Maidstone East
    Platform 1 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  10. on time
    Folkestone Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    10:09
    Folkestone Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    10:28
    Ashford International
    Platform 2 estimated
    10:33
    Ashford International
    Platform 5 estimated
    11:03
    Maidstone East
    Platform 1 estimated
    on time
    Maidstone East
    Platform 1 estimated
    1 change
    Peak

Journey information from Folkestone to Maidstone

  • Train Fares from: £17.20
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: 1
  • Trains per day: Around 64
  • Distance: 31 miles (50 km)
  • Train operators: Southeastern
  • Origin: Folkestone
  • Destination: Maidstone
  • How long does it take to travel from Folkestone to Maidstone by train?

    The average journey time between Folkestone and Maidstone is . On an average weekday, there are 64 trains travelling from Folkestone to Maidstone. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • What is the fastest journey from Folkestone to Maidstone by train?

    The fastest journey time by train is .

  • How much does the train from Folkestone to Maidstone cost?

    Train tickets from Folkestone to Maidstone can start from as little as £17.20 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

  • Are there direct trains from Folkestone to Maidstone?

    No, it is not possible to travel from Folkestone to Maidstone without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Folkestone to Maidstone.

    No direct trains possible
  • What is the distance between Folkestone and Maidstone?

    The distance between Folkestone and Maidstone is 31 miles.

    Distance: 31 miles
  • What time is the first train from Folkestone to Maidstone?

    The first train from Folkestone to Maidstone departs at .

    What time is the last train from Folkestone to Maidstone?

    The last train from Folkestone to Maidstone departs at .

    First train
    Last train
    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

Folkestone to Maidstone timetable

Check out the next trains departing from Folkestone to Maidstone for Wednesday 22nd Jan 2020. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

DepartsArrivesDuration
05:5606:4751m, 1 change
06:1007:101h 0m, 1 change
06:2907:291h 0m, 1 change
06:5907:5859m, 1 change
07:2408:281h 4m, 1 change
07:5509:001h 5m, 1 change
08:3609:2852m, 1 change
09:0010:031h 3m, 1 change
09:3610:2852m, 1 change
10:0911:0354m, 1 change

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Maidstone to Folkestone.

How to find cheap train tickets from Folkestone to Maidstone

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Book in advance.

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Consider a Season Ticket.

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**Average savings on Advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.
Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.