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

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Train  •  1 h

  1. Take the train from Margate to Folkestone Central

$19 - $27

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Bus  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Margate, Cecil Square to Canterbury, Bus Station 8|the Breeze / ...
  2. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Folkestone Central Railway Station 16|Gold

$14

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Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Margate to Folkestone 28.8 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Margate to Folkestone 28.8 miles

$6 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Margate to Folkestone is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Margate to Folkestone is to taxi which costs £60 - £75 and takes 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Margate to Folkestone station. However, there are services departing from Margate, Cecil Square and arriving at Folkestone Central Railway Station via Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Margate and arriving at Folkestone Central. Services depart every two hours. The journey takes approximately 1 h.

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The distance between Margate and Folkestone is 23 miles. The road distance is 28.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Margate to Folkestone without a car is to train which takes 1 h and costs £14 - £21.

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The train from Margate to Folkestone Central takes 1 h including transfers and departs every two hours.

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

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

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The best way to get from Margate to Folkestone is to train which takes 1 h and costs £14 - £21. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 and takes 1 h 44 min.

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Margate to Folkestone bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, arrive at Folkestone Central Railway Station.

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

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Map of how to get from Margate to Folkestone.
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  • Distance: 22.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h

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

Southeastern operates a train from Margate to Folkestone every 2 hours. Tickets cost $19 - $27 and the journey takes 1 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Margate to Folkestone via Canterbury, Bus Station in around 1 h 44 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
54 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Folkestone Central Railway Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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Taxi from Margate to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95

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