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

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Train  •  59m

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to Margate

$19 - $27

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Bus  •  1h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Folkestone, Radnor Park to Canterbury, Bus Station 16 - Gold
  2. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Margate, Marine Terrace 8A - the Breeze / ...

$11 - $17

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  37m

  1. Take a taxi from Folkestone to Margate 28.6 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  37m

  1. Drive from Folkestone to Margate 28.6 miles

$6 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Folkestone to Margate is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Folkestone to Margate is to taxi which costs £60 - £75 and takes 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Folkestone to Margate. However, there are services departing from Folkestone, Radnor Park and arriving at Margate, Marine Terrace via Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Folkestone Central and arriving at Margate. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 59m.

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The distance between Folkestone and Margate is 23 miles. The road distance is 28.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Folkestone to Margate without a car is to train which takes 59m and costs £14 - £21.

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The train from Folkestone Central to Margate takes 59m including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Folkestone to Margate bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, depart from Folkestone, Radnor Park station.

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Folkestone to Margate train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Folkestone Central station.

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The best way to get from Folkestone to Margate is to train which takes 59m and costs £14 - £21. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Folkestone to Margate.
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  • Distance: 22.9 miles
  • Duration: 59m

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

Southeastern operates a train from Folkestone to Margate every 2 hours. Tickets cost $19 - $27 and the journey takes 59m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Folkestone to Margate via Canterbury, Bus Station in around 1h 50m.

Train operators
Southeastern
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Folkestone, Radnor Park to Canterbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
Stagecoach in East Kent
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Margate, Marine Terrace
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Stagecoach in East Kent
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 Canterbury to Margate
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
National Express
Other operators
Taxi from Folkestone to Margate
Ave. Duration
37m
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Ashford Taxis
Phone
+44 1233 666494
Website
taxiashford.co.uk
Arrow Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1233 666666
Website
arrowtaxisltd.co.uk

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Folkestone to Margate bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, arrive at Margate, Marine Terrace station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Folkestone to Margate is 29 miles. It takes approximately 37m to drive from Folkestone to Margate.

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