There are 7 ways to get from Maidstone to Margate by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Maidstone to Margate National Express

$8 - $12

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Maidstone East Railway Station to Chatham Railway Station 101|Sapphire
  2. Take the train from Chatham to Margate

$25 - $34

Line 334 bus, train  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the line 334 bus from Chequers Bus Station to Sittingbourne, Forum Shopping Centre (Rear of Forum) 334 / ...
  2. Take the train from Sittingbourne to Margate

$23 - $30

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

Line 334 bus, bus  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the line 334 bus from Chequers Bus Station to Sittingbourne, Forum Shopping Centre (Rear of Forum) 334 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sittingbourne, Railway Station to Canterbury, Bus Station 3X / ...
  3. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Margate, Beatrice Road

$21

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Maidstone to Margate is to bus which costs £6 - £9 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Maidstone and arriving at Margate. Services depart once a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 35 min.

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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.

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The distance between Maidstone and Margate is 39 miles. The road distance is 44.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Maidstone to Margate without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 35 min and costs £6 - £9.

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The bus from Maidstone to Margate takes 1 h 35 min including transfers and departs once a week.

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Maidstone to Margate bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Maidstone station.

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Map of how to get from Maidstone to Margate.
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  • Distance: 38.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 35 min

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

National Express operates a bus from Maidstone to Margate once a week. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 35 min. Alternatively, 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 Chatham to Margate
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Train from Sittingbourne to Margate
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Train from Maidstone East to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $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
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $28
Bus operators
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 Maidstone to Margate
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Maidstone East Railway Station to Chatham Railway Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chequers Bus Station to Sittingbourne, Forum Shopping Centre (Rear of Forum)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Sittingbourne, Railway Station to Canterbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Margate, Beatrice Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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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