There are 5 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Margate by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train via St Pancras International  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Margate

$54 - $79

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Bus  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from London Gatwick Airport South to London Victoria National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Margate, Marine Terrace (Beach) National Express / ...

$21 - $27

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Margate

$50 - $84

Drive  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Margate 84 miles

$18 - $26

Towncar  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Margate 84 miles

$200 - $290

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Margate is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Margate is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 27 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Margate is 69 miles. The road distance is 84 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Margate, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Margate. However, there are services departing from London Gatwick Airport South and arriving at Margate, Marine Terrace (Beach) via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Margate. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Margate via St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 34 min.

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The nearest airport to Margate is Southend (SEN) Airport which is 32.4 miles away. Other nearby airports include London Stansted (STN) (60 miles), London Gatwick (LGW) (69.1 miles), London Heathrow (LHR) (80 miles) and London Luton (LTN) (83.5 miles).

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Margate.
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  • Distance: 69.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 34 min

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Margate, England?

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Margate via London St Pancras International LL and St Pancras International in around 2 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Margate via London Victoria and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station in around 5 h 20 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Margate
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from London Victoria to Margate
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Gatwick Airport South to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Margate, Marine Terrace (Beach)
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Margate
Estimated price
$200 - $290

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