There are 4 ways to get from Maidstone to Margate by bus, train, taxi or car

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

Line 334 bus, train  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Take the line 334 bus from Chequers Bus Station to Sittingbourne, Globe and Engine 334 / ...
  2. Take the train from Sittingbourne to Margate

$22 - $29

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Maidstone East to Ashford International
  2. Take the train from Ashford International to Margate

$32 - $46

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Maidstone to Margate 44.1 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Maidstone to Margate 44.1 miles

$9 - $14

What companies run services between Maidstone, England and Margate, England?

You can take a train from Maidstone to Margate via Ashford International in around 1 h 54 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Sittingbourne to Margate
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Train from Maidstone East to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $18
Train from Ashford International to Margate
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $28
Bus operators
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chequers Bus Station to Sittingbourne, Globe and Engine
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Maidstone to Margate
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575656
Website
startaxismedway.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Maidstone and Margate is 62 km. The road distance is 71 km.

The cheapest way to get from Maidstone to Margate is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 48 min.

The quickest way to get from Maidstone to Margate is to taxi which takes 48 min and costs £90 - £110.

No, there is no direct train from Maidstone to Margate. However, there are services departing from Maidstone East and arriving at Margate via Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 54 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 37 min to get from Maidstone to Margate, including transfers.