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

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Train  •  47 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Margate

$16 - $23

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Line 15 bus, bus  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the line 15 bus from Dover, Priory Street (Golden Lion) to Canterbury, Bus Station 15
  2. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Margate, Cecil Street Council Offices 8|the Breeze / ...

$13

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Taxi  •  27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dover to Margate 22.8 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  27 min

  1. Drive from Dover to Margate 22.8 miles

$4 - $8

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No, there is no direct bus from Dover to Margate. However, there are services departing from Dover, Priory Street (Golden Lion) and arriving at Margate, Cecil Street Council Offices via Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dover Priory and arriving at Margate. Services depart every two hours. The journey takes approximately 47 min.

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The distance between Dover and Margate is 18 miles. The road distance is 22.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Dover to Margate without a car is to train which takes 47 min and costs .

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The train from Dover Priory to Margate takes 47 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Dover to Margate bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, depart from Dover, Priory Street (Golden Lion) station.

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Dover to Margate train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Dover Priory station.

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The best way to get from Dover to Margate is to train which takes 47 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 15 bus and bus, which costs and takes 1 h 35 min.

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Dover to Margate bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, arrive at Margate, Cecil Street Council Offices station.

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

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Map of how to get from Dover to Margate.
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  • Distance: 18 miles
  • Duration: 47 min

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

Southeastern operates a train from Dover to Margate every 2 hours. Tickets cost $16 - $23 and the journey takes 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dover to Margate via Canterbury, Bus Station in around 1 h 35 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dover, Priory Street (Golden Lion) to Canterbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Margate, Cecil Street Council Offices
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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Taxi from Dover to Margate
Ave. Duration
27 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75

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Yes, the driving distance between Dover to Margate is 23 miles. It takes approximately 27 min to drive from Dover to Margate.

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