Duration 31 min
Distance 18.8 miles
Average price £16
Frequency 21/day

Trip overview

The average train between Canterbury and Margate takes 31 min and the fastest train takes 29 min. There is a train service every few hours from Canterbury 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. Canterbury West
  2. Margate
30 min
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£10 - £23

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Canterbury West and arriving at Margate. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and Margate is 15 miles. The road distance is 18.8 miles.

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Canterbury to Margate train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Canterbury West station.

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

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There are 611+ hotels available in Margate. Prices start at £75 per night.

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What companies run services between Canterbury and Margate?

Southeastern operates a train from Canterbury West to Margate hourly. Tickets cost £10 - £23 and the journey takes 30 min.
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