There are 4 ways to get from Folkestone to Margate by train, bus, taxi 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  •  59 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to Margate

$19 - $28

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Folkestone Central Railway Station to Canterbury, Bus Station 16|Gold
  2. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Margate, Cecil Street Council Offices 8|the Breeze / ...

$14

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  37 min

  1. Take a taxi from Folkestone to Margate 28.6 miles

$80 - $95

Drive  •  37 min

  1. Drive from Folkestone to Margate 28.6 miles

$6 - $9

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

Southeastern operates a train from Folkestone to Margate every 2 hours. Tickets cost $19 - $28 and the journey takes 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Folkestone to Margate via Canterbury, Bus Station in around 1 h 44 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Folkestone Central to Margate
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $28
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Folkestone Central Railway Station to Canterbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Folkestone to Margate
Ave. Duration
37 min
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Arrow Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1233 666666
Website
arrowtaxisltd.co.uk
Ashford Taxis
Phone
+44 1233 666494
Website
taxiashford.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Folkestone and Margate is 37 km. The road distance is 46 km.

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

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

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

No, there is no direct bus from Folkestone to Margate. However, there are services departing from Folkestone Central Railway Station and arriving at Margate, Cecil Street Council Offices via Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 44 min.

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