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There are 8 ways to get from Antwerp to Margate by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car ferry, car train or plane

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Train  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Margate

£131 - £431

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  10h 59m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Antwerp to London
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Margate National Express

£18 - £25

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Train, bus  •  9h 44m

  1. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to Margate

£45 - £135

Drive, car ferry  •  4h 25m

  1. Drive from Antwerp to Dunkirk
  2. Take the car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover Dunkirk to Dover

£85 - £160

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  3h 17m

  1. Drive from Antwerp to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone

£155 - £167

Fly Brussels to London Heathrow, train  •  6h 23m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to London Heathrow (LHR) BRU - LHR
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Margate

£82 - £316

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to London City, train  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London City (LCY) AMS - LCY
  3. Take the train from Stratford International to Margate

£138 - £764

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Heathrow (LHR) AMS - LHR
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Margate

£125 - £374

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Margate is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Margate is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Margate is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

Yes, entry into Belgium from United Kingdom is currently restricted.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Antwerp to Margate is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 21€ - 29€ and takes 10h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Antwerp to Margate is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs 180€ - 200€ and takes 3h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Antwerp to Margate. However, there are services departing from Antwerp and arriving at Margate via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 59m.

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No, there is no direct train from Antwerp to Margate. However, there are services departing from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal and arriving at Margate via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 41m.

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The distance between Antwerp and Margate is 131 miles.

The best way to get from Antwerp to Margate without a car is to train which takes 5h 41m and costs 150€ - 500€.

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It takes approximately 5h 41m to get from Antwerp to Margate, including transfers.

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Antwerp to Margate bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Antwerp station.

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Antwerp to Margate train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal station.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Map of how to get from Antwerp to Margate.
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  • Distance: 131.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 41m

What companies run services between Antwerp, Belgium and Margate, England?

You can take a train from Antwerp to Margate via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, London St Pancras Eurostar, and St Pancras International in around 5h 41m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £280
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £240
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
£35 - £700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£45 - £190
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £490
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£100 - £240
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£29 - £300
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
£5 - £8
1st Class
£8 - £12
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Anvers-Central to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £65
Website
Thalys
Standard
£30 - £50
Comfort
£40 - £60
Premium
£45 - £65
Train from Anvers-Central to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£45 - £90
Website
Thalys
Standard
£45 - £65
Comfort
£55 - £75
Premium
£65 - £90
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Margate
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £70
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£40 - £60
1st Class
£50 - £70
Train from London Victoria to Margate
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £60
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£30 - £50
1st Class
£40 - £60
Train from Stratford International to Margate
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £70
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£35 - £55
1st Class
£45 - £70
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£9 - £14
Website
RegioJet
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Antwerp to London
Ave. Duration
7h 4m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£12 - £17
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Margate
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £130
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£65 - £130
Standard Car - Flexi
£110 - £150

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Antwerp to Margate bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Margate station.

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Margate is 1h behind Antwerp. It is currently 9:05 AM in Antwerp and 8:05 AM in Margate.

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

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Rwandair Express, British Airways and Brussels Airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 294+ hotels available in Margate. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Antwerp to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs 11€ - 13€.

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