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Go further in Folkestone

10 Aug 2018

Are you in the zone?

You possibly are, but you don’t even know it! Folkestone just got a lot bigger. You can now travel further by bus with your Folkestone dayrider ticket. This is great news if you live in Hythe, Palmarsh, Hawkinge, Etchinghill or Capel - all now included in the Folkestone travel zone.

Make a day of it

A dayrider ticket allows unlimited travel in the Folkestone zone; so you can jump on and off any Stagecoach bus as many times as you want. Your ticket lasts all day, so you can use it to get into town and travel back anytime (up to the last bus at night).


It means a great deal!

For under 19s you can buy a Folkestone dayrider U19 for only £2.90 on the app or £3 on the bus.

An adult dayrider ticket will cost you £4.30 on the bus or, if you use a smartphone, you can buy on the Stagecoach Bus App for just £4.

If you’re a group travelling together with two adults and up to three children then you can buy a Folkestone Family dayrider for £8.60 on the bus or £8 on the App.

App tickets are quick and easy to use, you can buy in advance and you don’t need to be online to activate your ticket. More info about our app is available here. 


Your neighbourhood bus service

  • If you’re travelling between Hythe and Folkestone there are buses up to every 10 minutes during the daytime.
  • The main bus service is provided by ‘Gold’ route 16 and ‘Wave’ route 102. These buses have comfortable e-leather seats and free WiFi, so you can get online and relax as you travel.
  • From Palmarsh you can hop on a route 102 bus that runs every 20 minutes.
  • From Hawkinge you can take a Stagecoach Gold route 16 or a route 73 bus into town. They run every 10 minutes during the daytime on Mondays to Saturdays.
  • At Etchinghill route 17 supplies an hourly bus service to and from Folkestone.
  • For Capel, ‘Wave’ route 102 buses operate every 20 minutes to and from Folkestone.


You can view a PDF of the Folkestone dayrider zone by clicking the image below.

Folkestone Map

For bus times and to plan your journey, use our journey planner   here