There are 4 ways to get from Dartford 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  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Dartford to Gillingham (Kent)
  2. Take the train from Gillingham (Kent) to Margate

$30 - $42

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Margate, Marine Terrace (Beach) National Express / ...

$11 - $16

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Dartford, Home Gardens (The Orchard Theatre) to Ebbsfleet International Railway Station B|Fastrack
  2. Take the train from Ebbsfleet International to Margate

$35 - $55

Drive  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Dartford to Margate 59.9 miles

$12 - $19

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dartford to Margate is to bus which costs £8 - £13 and takes 2 h 49 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Dartford to Margate is to drive which costs £9 - £15 and takes 1 h 3 min.

More details

The distance between Dartford and Margate is 51 miles. The road distance is 59.9 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 1 h 51 min to get from Dartford to Margate, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Dartford to Margate. However, there are services departing from Dartford, Pizza Hut (Prospect Place Retail Park) and arriving at Margate, Marine Terrace (Beach) via Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Dartford to Margate. However, there are services departing from Dartford and arriving at Margate via Gillingham (Kent). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 51 min.

More details

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

You can take a train from Dartford to Margate via Gillingham (Kent) in around 1 h 51 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Dartford to Margate 5 times a day. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 1 h 35 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Dartford to Gillingham (Kent)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Gillingham (Kent) to Margate
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Train from Ebbsfleet International to Margate
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Arriva Kent Thameside
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Dartford, Home Gardens (The Orchard Theatre) to Ebbsfleet International Railway Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Margate, Marine Terrace (Beach)
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Need to know: Greyhound, The London Underground: Essential tips to navigate the Tube and Want to know more about Flixbus? - to help you get the most out of your next trip.