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

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Train via St Pancras International  •  2h 54m

  1. Take the train from Margate to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from Vauxhall to Shepperton

£52 - £91

Cheapest option

Bus, line 188 bus, line 235 bus  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Margate to London Elephant and Castle
  2. Take the line 188 bus from Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd to Temple, Aldwych Kingsway 188 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Temple, Aldwych Somerset House to Hounslow, Bell Corner Hounslow Civic Centre N9
  4. Take the line 235 bus from Hounslow, The Bell to Sunbury, St Ignatius Church 235

£12 - £14

2 alternative options

Train  •  3h

  1. Take the train from Margate to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Shepperton

£44 - £78

Drive  •  1h 42m

  1. Drive from Margate to Charlton 98.1 miles

£14 - £22

Margate to Charlton by train, walk and subway

The journey time between Margate and Charlton is around 2h 43m and covers a distance of around 115 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 35m. Operated by South Eastern Trains Service, London Underground (Tube) and South Western Railway, the Margate to Charlton service departs from Margate and arrives in Shepperton. Typically 121 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 43m
Fastest journey time:
2h 35m
Services per week:
121
Cheapest price:
£52
Carbon emissions:
9 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:48
Last service departs at:
21:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Margate to Charlton train, walk and subway schedules

Departing Thursday, June 17, 2021

Margate → Charlton
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The cheapest way to get from Margate to Charlton is to bus and line 188 bus and line 235 bus which costs £12 - £14 and takes 4h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Margate to Charlton is to drive which costs £14 - £22 and takes 1h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Margate to Charlton. However, there are services departing from Margate and arriving at Sunbury, St Ignatius Church via Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd, Temple, Aldwych Somerset House and Hounslow, The Bell. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 59m.

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No, there is no direct train from Margate to Charlton. However, there are services departing from Margate and arriving at Shepperton via King's Cross St. Pancras station and Vauxhall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 54m.

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The distance between Margate and Charlton is 79 miles. The road distance is 98.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Margate to Charlton without a car is to train via St Pancras International which takes 2h 54m and costs £50 - £95.

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It takes approximately 2h 54m to get from Margate to Charlton, including transfers.

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

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Margate to Charlton train services, operated by South Eastern Trains Service, depart from Margate station.

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The best way to get from Margate to Charlton is to train via St Pancras International which takes 2h 54m and costs £50 - £95. Alternatively, you can bus and line 188 bus and line 235 bus, which costs £12 - £14 and takes 4h 59m.

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Map of how to get from Margate to Charlton.
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  • Distance: 79.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 54m

What companies run services between Margate, England and Charlton, Surrey, England?

You can take a train from Margate to Charlton via St Pancras International, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Vauxhall station, and Vauxhall in around 2h 54m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Margate to Charlton via London Elephant and Castle, Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd, Temple, Aldwych Kingsway, Temple, Aldwych Somerset House, Hounslow, Bell Corner Hounslow Civic Centre, and Hounslow, The Bell in around 4h 59m.

Train operators
South Eastern Trains Service
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Margate to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £70
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
£40 - £60
1st Class
£50 - £70
Train from Margate to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £60
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
£30 - £50
1st Class
£40 - £60
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Vauxhall to Shepperton
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£8 - £11
Anytime Day 1st Class
£14 - £18
Train from Clapham Junction to Shepperton
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £15
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£7 - £10
Anytime Day 1st Class
£12 - £15
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 to London Elephant and Castle
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd to Temple, Aldwych Kingsway
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Temple, Aldwych Somerset House to Hounslow, Bell Corner Hounslow Civic Centre
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Hounslow, The Bell to Sunbury, St Ignatius Church
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London

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Margate to Charlton bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Sunbury, St Ignatius Church station.

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Margate to Charlton train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Shepperton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Margate to Charlton is 98 miles. It takes approximately 1h 42m to drive from Margate to Charlton.

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