Folkestone Central Rail Station to Birkdale Rail Station - travel by train, bus and rail

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Average journey time: 5 hours 09 mins

Folkestone Central Rail Station to Birkdale Rail Station

Leave at 17:10 and arrive at 22:24
Journey time 05:14
You will need to make 7 changes

Start with Southeastern to Ashford International

  • Folkestone West Rail Station
  • Sandling Rail Station
  • Westenhanger Rail Station
  • Ashford International Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Southeastern to London St Pancras International

  • Ebbsfleet International Rail Station
  • Stratford International Rail Station
  • London St Pancras International Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

Southeastern: From Wednesday 14 until Sunday 18 July, due to the The Open Golf taking place in Sandwich, Southeastern High Speed services will be very busy and a mandatory special reservation system for certain morning journeys from St Pancras International and Stratford International to Sandwich. Customers not travelling to Sandwich are advised to make alternative travel arrangements if possible during these dates.

Change for Walk to King's Cross St. Pancras

  • King's Cross St. Pancras

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Victoria line or Northern line to Euston

  • Euston Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

London Overground: No service between Euston and Kilburn High Road while we fix infrastructure which was damaged by flooding. Severe delays between New Cross and Surrey Quays due to an earlier signal failure at Highbury & Islington. London Underground and London Buses are accepting tickets via reasonable routes. GOOD SERVICE on other London Overground routes.

Change for Avanti West Coast to Liverpool Lime Street

  • Milton Keynes Central Rail Station
  • Runcorn Rail Station
  • Liverpool Lime Street Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

London Overground: No service between Euston and Kilburn High Road while we fix infrastructure which was damaged by flooding. Severe delays between New Cross and Surrey Quays due to an earlier signal failure at Highbury & Islington. London Underground and London Buses are accepting tickets via reasonable routes. GOOD SERVICE on other London Overground routes.

Change for Walk to Moorfields Rail Station

  • Moorfields Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Merseyrail to Birkdale

  • Sandhills Rail Station
  • Bank Hall Rail Station
  • Bootle Oriel Road Rail Station
  • Bootle New Strand Rail Station
  • Seaforth & Litherland Rail Station
  • Waterloo (Merseyside) Rail Station
  • Blundellsands & Crosby Rail Station
  • Hall Road Rail Station
  • Hightown Rail Station
  • Formby Rail Station
  • Freshfield Rail Station
  • Ainsdale Rail Station
  • Hillside Rail Station
  • Birkdale Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Folkestone Central Rail Station to Birkdale Rail Station

Leave at 18:16 and arrive at 23:24
Journey time 05:08
You will need to make 6 changes

Start with Southeastern to London St Pancras International

  • Folkestone West Rail Station
  • Ashford International Rail Station
  • Ebbsfleet International Rail Station
  • Stratford International Rail Station
  • London St Pancras International Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

Southeastern: From Wednesday 14 until Sunday 18 July, due to the The Open Golf taking place in Sandwich, Southeastern High Speed services will be very busy and a mandatory special reservation system for certain morning journeys from St Pancras International and Stratford International to Sandwich. Customers not travelling to Sandwich are advised to make alternative travel arrangements if possible during these dates.

Change for Walk to King's Cross St. Pancras

  • King's Cross St. Pancras

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Victoria line or Northern line to Euston

  • Euston Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Avanti West Coast to Liverpool Lime Street

  • Nuneaton Rail Station
  • Stafford Rail Station
  • Crewe Rail Station
  • Runcorn Rail Station
  • Liverpool Lime Street Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Walk to Moorfields Rail Station

  • Moorfields Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Merseyrail to Birkdale

  • Sandhills Rail Station
  • Bank Hall Rail Station
  • Bootle Oriel Road Rail Station
  • Bootle New Strand Rail Station
  • Seaforth & Litherland Rail Station
  • Waterloo (Merseyside) Rail Station
  • Blundellsands & Crosby Rail Station
  • Hall Road Rail Station
  • Hightown Rail Station
  • Formby Rail Station
  • Freshfield Rail Station
  • Ainsdale Rail Station
  • Hillside Rail Station
  • Birkdale Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Folkestone Central Rail Station to Birkdale Rail Station

Leave at 19:19 and arrive at 00:25
Journey time 05:06
You will need to make 6 changes

Start with Southeastern to London St Pancras International

  • Folkestone West Rail Station
  • Ashford International Rail Station
  • Ebbsfleet International Rail Station
  • Stratford International Rail Station
  • London St Pancras International Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

Southeastern: From Wednesday 14 until Sunday 18 July, due to the The Open Golf taking place in Sandwich, Southeastern High Speed services will be very busy and a mandatory special reservation system for certain morning journeys from St Pancras International and Stratford International to Sandwich. Customers not travelling to Sandwich are advised to make alternative travel arrangements if possible during these dates.

Change for Walk to King's Cross St. Pancras

  • King's Cross St. Pancras

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Victoria line or Northern line to Euston

  • Euston Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Avanti West Coast to Crewe

  • Crewe Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for West Midlands Trains to Liverpool South Parkway

  • Winsford Rail Station
  • Hartford Rail Station
  • Acton Bridge Rail Station
  • Runcorn Rail Station
  • Liverpool South Parkway Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Merseyrail to Birkdale

  • Cressington Rail Station
  • Aigburth Rail Station
  • St Michaels Rail Station
  • Brunswick Rail Station
  • Liverpool Central Rail Station
  • Moorfields Rail Station
  • Sandhills Rail Station
  • Bank Hall Rail Station
  • Bootle Oriel Road Rail Station
  • Bootle New Strand Rail Station
  • Seaforth & Litherland Rail Station
  • Waterloo (Merseyside) Rail Station
  • Blundellsands & Crosby Rail Station
  • Hall Road Rail Station
  • Hightown Rail Station
  • Formby Rail Station
  • Freshfield Rail Station
  • Ainsdale Rail Station
  • Hillside Rail Station
  • Birkdale Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time


Return journey: Birkdale Rail Station to Folkestone Central Rail Station


Note, the results are provided by TfL Open Data, but you should check before travelling in case of disruptions.

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