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There are 5 ways to get from Bournemouth to Margate by train, bus or car

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Train via St Pancras International  •  3h 55m

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

$77 - $116

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Bus  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Margate National Express / ...

$22 - $29

3 alternative options

Train  •  4h 33m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Margate

$73 - $105

Train via Reading  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Margate

$109 - $168

Drive  •  2h 59m

  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 6h 15m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth station to Margate. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road and arriving at Margate via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 15m.

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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 3h 55m and costs £55 - £90.

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It takes approximately 3h 55m 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, Holdenhurst Road.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Margate is to train which takes 3h 55m and costs £55 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £23 and takes 6h 15m.

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

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

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  • Distance: 149.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 55m

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

You can take a train from Bournemouth to Margate via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, and St Pancras International in around 3h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bournemouth to Margate via London Victoria Coach Station in around 6h 15m.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Margate
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from London Victoria to Margate
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
CrossCountry
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
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, Holdenhurst Road to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Margate
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express

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