There are 3 ways to get from Ilford 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 53 min

  1. Take the train from Stratford International to Margate

$46 - $72

Cheapest option

Line 25 bus, bus  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the line 25 bus from Ilford Broadway to City of London, Poultry Bank Station 25
  2. Take the bus from London to Canterbury
  3. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Margate, Beatrice Road (The Greenfinches)

$18 - $20

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Ilford to Margate 74.2 miles

$15 - $23

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

Southeastern operates a train from Ilford to Margate hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 1 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ilford to Margate via City of London, Poultry Bank Station, City of London, Bank Stn Queen Victoria St, Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station, London, Canterbury, and Canterbury, Bus Station in around 4 h 36 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Stratford International to Margate
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Ilford Broadway to City of London, Poultry Bank Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Margate, Beatrice Road (The Greenfinches)
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Ilford to Margate?

The distance between Ilford and Margate is 93 km. The road distance is 119 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Ilford to Margate?

The cheapest way to get from Ilford to Margate is to line 25 bus and bus which costs £12 - £15 and takes 4 h 36 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Ilford to Margate?

The quickest way to get from Ilford to Margate is to drive which takes 1 h 21 min and costs £11 - £17.

Is there a direct bus between Ilford and Margate?

No, there is no direct bus from Ilford to Margate. However, there are services departing from Ilford Broadway and arriving at Margate, Beatrice Road (The Greenfinches) via City of London, Bank Stn Queen Victoria St, London and Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 36 min.

How long does it take to get from Ilford to Margate?

It takes approximately 1 h 53 min to get from Ilford to Margate, including transfers.