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

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Train  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Dartford to Chatham
  2. Take the train from Chatham to Margate

$30 - $42

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Bus  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Dartford to Margate National Express / ...

$10 - $15

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Dartford, Home Gardens to Ebbsfleet International station B - Fastrack
  2. Take the train from Ebbsfleet International to Margate

$30 - $50

Drive  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Dartford to Margate 59.9 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Dartford to Margate is to bus which costs £7 - £12 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Dartford to Margate. However, there are services departing from Dartford, Pizza Hut and arriving at Margate via Dartford. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dartford to Margate. However, there are services departing from Dartford and arriving at Margate via Chatham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 50 min.

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

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The best way to get from Dartford to Margate without a car is to train which takes 1 h 50 min and costs £23 - £35.

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It takes approximately 1 h 50 min to get from Dartford to Margate, including transfers.

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Dartford to Margate bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dartford station.

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Dartford to Margate train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Dartford station.

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The best way to get from Dartford to Margate is to train which takes 1 h 50 min and costs £23 - £35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £12 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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  • Distance: 51 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 50 min

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

You can take a train from Dartford to Margate via Chatham in around 1 h 50 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Dartford to Margate 3 times a day. Tickets cost $8 - $13 and the journey takes 1 h 35 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Dartford to Chatham
Ave. Duration
32 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 Chatham to Margate
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Train from Ebbsfleet International to Margate
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 to Ebbsfleet International station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
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 Dartford to Margate
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com

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

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Dartford to Margate train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Margate station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dartford to Margate is 60 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 3 min to drive from Dartford to Margate.

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