Folkestone to Gatwick Airport by train

  • First train
    04:37
  • Last train
    23:02
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 52m
  • Distance
    93 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    34
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 10m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Folkestone to Gatwick Airport by train

Fast trains from Folkestone to Gatwick Airport take around 1 hour and 52 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 93 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Folkestone and Gatwick Airport.

1. Are there direct trains from Folkestone to Gatwick Airport?

Journeys between Folkestone and Gatwick Airport usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 33 departures on the route from Folkestone to Gatwick Airport every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 32 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Folkestone to Gatwick Airport?

The Folkestone to Gatwick Airport train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 52 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Folkestone to Gatwick Airport train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Gatwick Airport is usually scheduled to depart Folkestone around 04:37 and the last train is around 23:02. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Folkestone around 05:07, and the last at 23:02.

When to book Folkestone to Gatwick Airport train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Folkestone to Gatwick Airport by train.

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Which train companies operate between Folkestone and Gatwick Airport?

More than one train company operates on the route from Folkestone to Gatwick Airport, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • London Underground
  • Southeastern
  • Southern
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.