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There are 5 ways to get from Big Ben to Ramsgate by subway, train, bus or car

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Subway, train  •  2h 4m

  1. Take the subway from Westminster station to Stratford station Jubilee
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Ramsgate

£38 - £68

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Bus  •  4h 16m

  1. Take the bus from London Elephant and Castle to Ramsgate National Express

£8 - £10

3 alternative options

Train  •  2h 49m

  1. Take the train from London Charing Cross to Ramsgate

£45 - £80

Train via London Victoria  •  2h 48m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Ramsgate

£42 - £72

Drive  •  1h 30m

  1. Drive from Big Ben to Ramsgate 77.2 miles

£11 - £17

Big Ben → Ramsgate
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The cheapest way to get from Big Ben to Ramsgate is to bus which costs £7 - £10 and takes 4h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Big Ben to Ramsgate is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Big Ben station to Ramsgate. However, there are services departing from Westminster Station Parliament Square and arriving at Ramsgate via London Elephant and Castle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Charing Cross and arriving at Ramsgate. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 30m.

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The distance between Big Ben and Ramsgate is 68 miles. The road distance is 77.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Big Ben to Ramsgate without a car is to subway and train which takes 2h 4m and costs £35 - £70.

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It takes approximately 2h 4m to get from Big Ben to Ramsgate, including transfers.

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Big Ben to Ramsgate bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Elephant and Castle station.

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Big Ben to Ramsgate train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from London Charing Cross station.

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The best way to get from Big Ben to Ramsgate is to train which takes 2h 49m and costs £45 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £10 and takes 4h 16m.

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Map of how to get from Big Ben to Ramsgate.
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  • Distance: 67.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 4m

What companies run services between Big Ben, England and Ramsgate, England?

Southeastern operates a train from London Charing Cross to Ramsgate hourly. Tickets cost £45 - £80 and the journey takes 2h 30m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Elephant and Castle to Ramsgate 3 times a day. Tickets cost £6 - £8 and the journey takes 3h.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Westminster station to Stratford station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Stratford International to Ramsgate
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £65
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£35 - £55
1st Class
£45 - £65
Train from London Charing Cross to Ramsgate
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £80
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£45 - £65
1st Class
£50 - £80
Train from London Victoria to Ramsgate
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £70
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£40 - £60
1st Class
£45 - £70
Bus operators
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 Elephant and Castle to Ramsgate
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express

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Big Ben to Ramsgate bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Ramsgate station.

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Big Ben to Ramsgate train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Ramsgate station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Big Ben to Ramsgate is 77 miles. It takes approximately 1h 30m to drive from Big Ben to Ramsgate.

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