Folkestone Leas Cliff Lift is a funicular railway that avoids the steep hill between the town and the channel seafront. It’s historic too, and a much more enjoyable way of getting up or down than the paths! Funiculars have operated in Europe since 1862, and in Britain since 1875.


It's easy to reach Folkestone Leas Cliff Lift, in Kent, by train. Simply hop on a train to Folkestone Central station and then it's a short walk through the town.


For more info including facilities and opening times, visit Folkestone Leas Cliff Lift’s website.

Station details & facilities

Departures and arrivals from Folkestone Central

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to Dover PriorySoutheastern17:382On time
to London St Pancras InternationalSoutheastern17:58On time
to RamsgateSoutheastern18:01On time
to London Cannon StreetSoutheastern18:101On time
to Dover PriorySoutheastern18:382On time
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from London Cannon StreetSoutheastern17:372On time
from RamsgateSoutheastern17:58On time
from London St Pancras InternationalSoutheastern18:01On time
from Dover PriorySoutheastern18:101On time
from London Cannon StreetSoutheastern18:372On time

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