There are 5 ways to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) 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  •  2 h 20 min

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

$54 - $86

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Luton Airport, Express Holiday Inn to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station 757
  2. Take the bus from London to Canterbury
  3. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Margate, Cecil Street Council Offices

$24 - $26

3 alternative options

Train via Gillingham (Kent)  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to Gillingham (Kent)
  2. Take the train from Gillingham (Kent) to Margate

$55 - $78

Drive  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Drive from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Margate 115.2 miles

$24 - $40

Towncar  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take a town car from London Luton Airport to Margate 115.2 miles

$270 - $380

What companies run services between London Luton Airport (LTN), England and Margate, England?

You can take a train from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Margate via London St Pancras International LL and St Pancras International in around 2 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Margate via Victoria, Green Line Coach Station, London, Canterbury, and Canterbury, Bus Station in around 3 h 47 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to Gillingham (Kent)
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $11
Off-Peak Single
$14 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Single
$20 - $29
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
$45 - $65
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Train from Gillingham (Kent) to Margate
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
Bus operators
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Luton Airport, Express Holiday Inn to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Margate, Cecil Street Council Offices
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Luton Airport to Margate
Estimated price
$270 - $380

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Margate?

The distance between London Luton Airport (LTN) and Margate is 134 km. The road distance is 184 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Margate?

The cheapest way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Margate is to bus which costs £17 - £19 and takes 3 h 47 min.

What is the fastest way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Margate?

The quickest way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Margate is to drive which takes 1 h 58 min and costs £17 - £26.

Is there a direct train between London Luton Airport (LTN) and Margate?

No, there is no direct train from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Margate. However, there are services departing from Luton Airport Parkway and arriving at Margate via St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

Is there a direct bus between London Luton Airport (LTN) and Margate?

No, there is no direct bus from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Margate. However, there are services departing from Luton Airport, Express Holiday Inn and arriving at Margate, Cecil Street Council Offices via London and Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 47 min.

How long does it take to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Margate?

It takes approximately 2 h 20 min to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Margate, including transfers.