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There are 6 ways to get from Maidstone to Margate by bus, train, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Line 333 bus, train  •  1h 37m

  1. Take the line 333 bus from Chequers Bus Station to Sittingbourne, station 333 / ...
  2. Take the train from Sittingbourne to Margate

$17 - $24

Cheapest option

Line 130 bus, bus  •  2h 43m

  1. Take the line 130 bus from Maidstone, Pudding Lane to Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre 130 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Gillingham to Margate National Express / ...

$7 - $11

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  1h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Maidstone, Pudding Lane to Gillingham, Victoria Street 101 - Sapphire
  2. Take the train from Gillingham (Kent) to Margate

$20 - $29

Train  •  2h 12m

  1. Take the train from Maidstone West to Strood
  2. Take the train from Strood to Margate

$31 - $48

Taxi  •  48m

  1. Take a taxi from Maidstone to Margate 44.1 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  48m

  1. Drive from Maidstone to Margate 44.1 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Maidstone to Margate is to line 130 bus and bus which costs £5 - £9 and takes 2h 43m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Maidstone to Margate. However, there are services departing from Maidstone, Pudding Lane and arriving at Margate via Gillingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 43m.

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No, there is no direct train from Maidstone to Margate. However, there are services departing from Maidstone West and arriving at Margate via Strood. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 12m.

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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 line 333 bus and train which takes 1h 37m and costs £13 - £18.

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

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Maidstone to Margate bus services, operated by Nu-Venture, depart from Maidstone, Pudding Lane station.

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Maidstone to Margate train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Maidstone West station.

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The best way to get from Maidstone to Margate is to train which takes 2h 12m and costs £24 - £40. Alternatively, you can line 130 bus and bus, which costs £5 - £9 and takes 2h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Maidstone to Margate.
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  • Distance: 38.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 37m

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

You can take a train from Maidstone to Margate via Strood in around 2h 12m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Maidstone to Margate via Gillingham in around 2h 43m.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Sittingbourne to Margate
Ave. Duration
40m
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 Gillingham (Kent) to Margate
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Train from Maidstone West to Strood
Ave. Duration
23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
Train from Strood to Margate
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
Bus operators
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chequers Bus Station to Sittingbourne, station
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Maidstone, Pudding Lane to Gillingham, Victoria Street
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Nu-Venture
Phone
(01622) 882288
Website
nu-venture.co.uk
Bus from Maidstone, Pudding Lane to Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
nu-venture.co.uk
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 Gillingham to Margate
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Other operators
Taxi from Maidstone to Margate
Ave. Duration
48m
Estimated price
$110 - $140
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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Maidstone to Margate bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Margate station.

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Maidstone to Margate train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Margate station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Maidstone to Margate is 44 miles. It takes approximately 48m to drive from Maidstone to Margate.

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