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

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

Departures and arrivals from Folkestone Central

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern18:111On time
to RamsgateSoutheastern18:232Late
to RamsgateSoutheastern18:33On time
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern18:391On time
to London St Pancras InternationalSoutheastern19:00On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Charing CrossSoutheastern18:222Late
from London St Pancras InternationalSoutheastern18:30On time
from RamsgateSoutheastern18:381On time
from Dover PriorySoutheastern18:59On time
from RamsgateSoutheastern19:101On time

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