There are 5 ways to get from Brighton 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 Southern  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to Ashford International
  2. Take the train from Ashford International to Margate

$63 - $92

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Brighton to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London to Canterbury Londres > Canterbury > Douvres > Rotterdam > La Haye > Amsterdam Centre - Sloterdijk / ...

$21 - $27

3 alternative options

Train via London Victoria  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Margate

$64 - $102

Bus, line 7 bus, line 333 bus  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Brighton, St Peter's Church to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial
  2. Take the line 7 bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Chequers Bus Station 7 / ...
  3. Take the line 333 bus from Chequers Bus Station to Faversham, Railway Station 333

$43 - $50

Drive  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Brighton to Margate 106.2 miles

$22 - $35

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

You can take a train from Brighton to Margate via Ashford International in around 3 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brighton to Margate via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Canterbury, and Canterbury, Bus Station in around 4 h 38 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Brighton to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Brighton to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Ashford International to Margate
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Train from London Victoria to Margate
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company
Phone
01273 886200
Email
info@buses.co.uk
Website
buses.co.uk
Bus from Brighton, St Peter's Church to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
buses.co.uk
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Chequers Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chequers Bus Station to Faversham, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Brighton to Margate?

The distance between Brighton and Margate is 123 km. The road distance is 170 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Brighton to Margate?

The cheapest way to get from Brighton to Margate is to bus which costs £15 - £20 and takes 4 h 38 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Brighton to Margate?

The quickest way to get from Brighton to Margate is to drive which takes 1 h 49 min and costs £16 - £24.

Is there a direct train between Brighton and Margate?

No, there is no direct train from Brighton to Margate. However, there are services departing from Brighton and arriving at Margate via Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

Is there a direct bus between Brighton and Margate?

No, there is no direct bus from Brighton to Margate. However, there are services departing from Brighton and arriving at Margate, Cecil Street Council Offices via London and Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 38 min.

How long does it take to get from Brighton to Margate?

It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to get from Brighton to Margate, including transfers.