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

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 via St Pancras International  •  2 h 32 min

$55 - $85

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 20 min

  1. National Express / ...
  2. National Express / ...

$22 - $29

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 55 min

$59 - $91

Drive  •  1 h 27 min

  1. 84 miles

$18 - $26

Towncar  •  1 h 27 min

  1. 84 miles

$210 - $300

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 32 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
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
Train from London Victoria to Margate
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport London to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Margate
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Margate is 111 km. The road distance is 134 km.

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.

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

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 32 min.

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

It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Margate, including transfers.

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