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

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Average journey time: 6 hours 34 mins

Birkdale Rail Station to Folkestone Central Rail Station

Leave at 23:22 and arrive at 09:21
Journey time 09:59
You will need to make 8 changes

Start with Merseyrail to Moorfields

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

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Walk to Liverpool Lime Street Rail Station

  • Liverpool Lime Street Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Northern Rail to Manchester Piccadilly

  • Manchester Piccadilly Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Avanti West Coast to London Euston

  • Stockport Rail Station
  • Wilmslow Rail Station
  • Crewe Rail Station
  • Stafford Rail Station
  • Rugby Rail Station
  • Milton Keynes Central Rail Station
  • Watford Junction Rail Station
  • London Euston Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Victoria line or Northern line to King's Cross St.Pancras

  • King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Walk to St Pancras International

  • St Pancras International

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Southeastern to Ashford International

  • Stratford International Rail Station
  • Ebbsfleet International Rail Station
  • Ashford International Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Southeastern to Folkestone Central

  • Westenhanger Rail Station
  • Sandling Rail Station
  • Folkestone West Rail Station
  • Folkestone Central Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Birkdale Rail Station to Folkestone Central Rail Station

Leave at 05:51 and arrive at 10:26
Journey time 04:35
You will need to make 6 changes

Start with Merseyrail to Moorfields

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

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Walk to Liverpool Lime Street Rail Station

  • Liverpool Lime Street Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Avanti West Coast to London Euston

  • Runcorn Rail Station
  • Crewe Rail Station
  • Stafford Rail Station
  • London Euston Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Victoria line or Northern line to King's Cross St.Pancras

  • King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Walk to St Pancras International

  • St Pancras International

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Southeastern to Folkestone Central

  • Stratford International Rail Station
  • Ebbsfleet International Rail Station
  • Ashford International Rail Station
  • Folkestone West Rail Station
  • Folkestone Central Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Birkdale Rail Station to Folkestone Central Rail Station

Leave at 06:11 and arrive at 11:21
Journey time 05:10
You will need to make 7 changes

Start with Merseyrail to Moorfields

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

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Walk to Liverpool Lime Street Rail Station

  • Liverpool Lime Street Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Avanti West Coast to London Euston

  • Runcorn Rail Station
  • Crewe Rail Station
  • Stafford Rail Station
  • Lichfield Trent Valley Rail Station
  • Tamworth Rail Station
  • London Euston Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Victoria line or Northern line to King's Cross St.Pancras

  • King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Walk to St Pancras International

  • St Pancras International

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Southeastern to Ashford International

  • Stratford International Rail Station
  • Ebbsfleet International Rail Station
  • Ashford International Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Southeastern to Folkestone Central

  • Westenhanger Rail Station
  • Sandling Rail Station
  • Folkestone West Rail Station
  • Folkestone Central Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time


Return journey: Folkestone Central Rail Station to Birkdale 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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