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Travel with ConfidenceFolkestone buses

Situated on a stunning stretch of coastline, there’s plenty to explore in Folkestone. Tuck into some seafood at the revitalised harbour or stroll along the cobbled streets of the Creative Quarter. However you decide to spend your day, you can cruise from A to B on unlimited bus journeys with Stagecoach.

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Folkestone bus tickets

Make your way around Folkestone and further afield in Kent and East Sussex by bus.

You’ll make great savings with unlimited journeys around Folkestone, Sandgate, Hawkinge and Hythe with our DayRider tickets. These are available to buy on the bus or when you download our mobile ticketing app – the perfect solution for fuss-free travel.

For longer stays and even better discounts, try our 7-day Folkestone MegaRider ticket. Simply buy on the app or order yourself a smart card online.

Staying for up to four weeks? That smart card comes in handy once again with our 28-day MegaRider ticket. You can also turn these into a rolling monthly ticket to carry those savings on into the next month. Just sign up for a recurring ticket monthly direct debit, and stop whenever you like.

You may qualify for free travel if you hold a concessionary pass, for example if you’re of State Pension age or have a disability. Simply ask your local council for a pass. If you’re not eligible, you can still get great savings with our DayRider, EveningRider and MegaRider tickets.

You can find out more about all our tickets in the South East in our guide to tickets here.

Popular Folkestone routes

Visit Dover, Romney Marsh, Canterbury and more with unlimited journeys.


Travel to Folkestone town centre

Heading into town? The number 71 operates from Cheriton every 10 minutes. If you’re in Broadmead, you can hop on the number 91 every 30 minutes. Travelling from Hawkinge? Use route 16 or 73 and for Shorncliffe, it’s the number 10. From Hythe or Sandgate, it’s the number 16 or 102.

Travel along the coast from Folkestone

Why not take a trip down to the seaside at Romney Marsh? Our route 102 runs from Folkestone every 20 minutes, stopping at key beaches across South Kent. If you’d like to travel to East Sussex, stay on the bus and we’ll take you to Rye. Please check the timetable before travelling as only certain 102 buses go through to Rye.  

Travel to Ashford from Folkestone

Heading over to Ashford for a spot of shopping at the Designer Outlet, or visiting William Harvey Hospital? You can travel on the number 10 from Folkestone bus station.


Travel to Folkestone Harbour

Fancy a day out at Folkestone Harbour? Our fast and reliable 102 service departs from Folkestone bus station every 20 minutes, taking you directly to the popular seafront spot.

Travel from Folkestone to Canterbury

Sit back, relax and admire the rural views on our buses from Folkestone to Canterbury. We’ll take you into the heart of the city centre on our scenic number 17 route, which departs Folkestone Bus Station every hour or direct via Hawkinge on the number 16 service, which runs every 20 minutes.

Folkestone bus station

Folkestone bus station can be found at Bouverie Square in the heart of the town centre. The station has sheltered waiting areas, with Bouverie Place Shopping Centre located nearby.

To avoid delays, we suggest getting to the bus station a few minutes before your bus is scheduled to leave. If you’re not sure when your next bus is, please download the Stagecoach mobile app to check.

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