Duration 4h 15m
Distance 179.4 miles
Average price £126
Frequency 16/day

Trip overview

The average train between Bournemouth and Margate takes 4h 15m and the fastest train takes 3h 52m. There is a train service every few hours from Bournemouth to Margate. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Bournemouth
  2. London Victoria
  3. Margate
4h 22m
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£79 - £154

Bournemouth to Margate train times

Trains run hourly between Bournemouth and Margate. The earliest departure is at 16:31 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Bournemouth is at 20:06 which arrives into Margate at 00:25. All services require a transfer, and take on average 4h 15m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Bournemouth to Margate. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth and arriving at Margate via Clapham Junction and London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 22m.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Margate is 150 miles. The road distance is 179.4 miles.

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Bournemouth to Margate train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Bournemouth station.

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Bournemouth to Margate train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Margate station.

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