There are 6 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) 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 38 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale Stansted Express
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Margate

$66 - $87

Cheapest option

Bus, line 108 bus  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport to London Bow
  2. Take the line 108 bus from Bow Church DLR to Lewisham Station 108
  3. Take the bus from Lewisham Station to Margate, Marine Terrace (Beach) 022

$20 - $29

4 alternative options

Bus, train via London Stratford, also for Westfield  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport to London Stratford, also for Westfield National Express
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Margate

$48 - $73

Bus, train  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to London King's Cross St. Pancras
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Margate

$53 - $73

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Margate 97.1 miles

$20 - $30

Towncar  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take a town car from London Stansted Airport to Margate 97.1 miles

$230 - $320

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Margate is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Margate is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1 h 40 min.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Margate is 60 miles. The road distance is 97.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 38 min to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Margate, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Margate. However, there are services departing from London Stansted Airport and arriving at Margate, Marine Terrace (Beach) via Bow Church DLR and Lewisham Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 43 min.

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Map of how to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Margate.
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  • Distance: 60 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 38 min

What companies run services between London Stansted Airport (STN), England and Margate, England?

You can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Margate via Tottenham Hale, Tottenham Hale Underground Station, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, and St Pancras International in around 2 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Margate via London Bow, Bow Church DLR, and Lewisham Station in around 4 h 43 min.

Train operators
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$23
First
$37
Business
$35
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 Stratford International to Margate
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Stansted Airport to London Stratford, also for Westfield
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Stansted Airport to London Bow
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Lewisham Station to Margate, Marine Terrace (Beach)
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stansted Citylink
Phone
0330 123 2004
Website
stanstedcitylink.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to London King's Cross St. Pancras
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
stanstedcitylink.co.uk
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Bow Church DLR to Lewisham Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Stansted Airport to Margate
Estimated price
$230 - $320

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