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

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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

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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) National Express / ...

$22 - $30

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Reading
  2. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Blagrave Street (opp Aquis House) to Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Bressenden Place 702
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to Margate

$98 - $141

Drive  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Margate 179.4 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Margate is to bus which costs £16 - £23 and takes 6 h 15 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth station 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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The distance between Bournemouth and Margate is 150 miles. The road distance is 179.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Margate without a car is to train which takes 4 h 13 min and costs £55 - £95.

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

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Bournemouth to Margate bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bournemouth Station.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Margate is to train which takes 4 h 13 min and costs £55 - £95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £23 and takes 6 h 15 min.

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Bournemouth to Margate bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Margate, Marine Terrace (Beach) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bournemouth to Margate is 179 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to drive from Bournemouth to Margate.

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  • Distance: 149.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

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
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Margate
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
Train from London Victoria to Margate
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
CrossCountry
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 Bournemouth Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Margate, Marine Terrace (Beach)
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Reading Buses
Website
reading-buses.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Blagrave Street (opp Aquis House) to Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Bressenden Place
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16
Website
reading-buses.co.uk

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