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There are 6 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 39 min

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

$55 - $79

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Bus  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Margate National Express / ...

$22 - $27

4 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 53 min

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

$51 - $85

Bus, train  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport, Gatwick South Terminal to Redhill Bus Station 100 - Fastway / ...
  2. Take the train from Tonbridge to Ramsgate

$42 - $62

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

$210 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Margate is to drive which costs £13 - £20 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 £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Margate. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at Margate via London 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 39 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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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Margate without a car is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs £40 - £65.

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It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Margate, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Margate bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gatwick Airport London South station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Margate train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Margate is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs £40 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £21 and takes 5 h 20 min.

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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 39 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 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Margate via London 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
Every 30 minutes
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
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from Tonbridge to Ramsgate
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Bus operators
Metrobus
Phone
+44 1293 449191
Email
info@metrobus.co.uk
Website
metrobus.co.uk
Bus from Gatwick Airport, Gatwick South Terminal to Redhill Bus Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
metrobus.co.uk
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 Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Margate
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 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
$210 - $300

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Margate bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Margate station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Margate train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Margate station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Margate is 84 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 27 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Margate.

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