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

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Train  •  48 min

  1. Take the train from Margate to Dover Priory

$16 - $23

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Bus  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Margate, Cecil Square to Canterbury, Bus Station 8A - the Breeze / ...
  2. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Dover, Pencester Road 15 / ...

$6 - $9

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Margate to Dover 22.9 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Margate to Dover 22.9 miles

$4 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Margate to Dover is to drive which costs £3 - £6 and takes 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Margate to Dover is to taxi which costs £45 - £60 and takes 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Margate to Dover. However, there are services departing from Margate, Cecil Square and arriving at Dover, Pencester Road via Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Margate and arriving at Dover Priory. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 48 min.

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The distance between Margate and Dover is 18 miles. The road distance is 22.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Margate to Dover without a car is to train which takes 48 min and costs £12 - £17.

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The train from Margate to Dover Priory takes 48 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Margate to Dover bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, depart from Margate, Cecil Square station.

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

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The best way to get from Margate to Dover is to train which takes 48 min and costs £12 - £17. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £4 - £7 and takes 1 h 48 min.

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Map of how to get from Margate to Dover.
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  • Distance: 18 miles
  • Duration: 48 min

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

Southeastern operates a train from Margate to Dover every 2 hours. Tickets cost $16 - $23 and the journey takes 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Margate to Dover via Canterbury, Bus Station in around 1 h 48 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Margate, Cecil Square to Canterbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Dover, Pencester Road
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 Canterbury to Dover
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Margate to Dover
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75

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Margate to Dover bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, arrive at Dover, Pencester Road station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Margate to Dover is 23 miles. It takes approximately 28 min to drive from Margate to Dover.

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