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

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Bus  •  30 min

  1. Take the bus from Margate, Marine Terrace (Beach) to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) National Express / ...

$6 - $9

3 alternative options

Train  •  30 min

  1. Take the train from Margate to Canterbury West

$13 - $19

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Margate to Canterbury 18.6 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Margate to Canterbury 18.6 miles

$4 - $6

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The cheapest way to get from Margate to Canterbury is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Margate to Canterbury is to taxi which costs £40 - £50 and takes 28 min.

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The distance between Margate and Canterbury is 15 miles. The road distance is 18.6 miles.

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The bus from Margate, Marine Terrace (Beach) to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) takes 30 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Margate, Marine Terrace (Beach) and arriving at Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Margate and arriving at Canterbury West. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

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

National Express operates a bus from Margate to Canterbury every 4 hours. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 30 min. Stagecoach in East Kent also services this route every 20 minutes. Alternatively, Southeastern operates a train from Margate to Canterbury hourly. Tickets cost $13 - $19 and the journey takes 30 min.

Train operators
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 Margate, Marine Terrace (Beach) to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Margate, Marine Terrace (Beach) to Northgate, St Thomas' School
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Margate to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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