There are 4 ways to get from Bournemouth to Margate by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Margate

$77 - $122

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 035 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Margate, Marine Terrace (Beach) 022 / ...

$22 - $31

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth to Heathrow Airport London National Express / ...
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Margate

$76 - $109

Drive  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Margate 179.4 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Margate is to bus which costs £16 - £24 and takes 6 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Margate is to drive which takes 2 h 59 min and costs £29 - £45.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Margate is 240 km. The road distance is 287 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Bournemouth to Margate, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth to Margate. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth Station and arriving at Margate, Marine Terrace (Beach) via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

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What companies run services between Bournemouth, England and Margate, England?

You can take a train from Bournemouth to Margate via London Waterloo, Waterloo Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, and St Pancras International in around 4 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bournemouth to Margate via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station in around 6 h 15 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth to Heathrow Airport London
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Margate, Marine Terrace (Beach)
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com

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