Directions from Margate to Folkestone

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h

  1. Take the train from Margate to Folkestone Central

$19 - $28

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 47 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 Folkestone Central Railway Station 16|Gold

$14

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Margate to Folkestone 28.8 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Margate to Folkestone 28.8 miles

$6 - $9

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

Southeastern operates a train from Margate to Folkestone every 2 hours. Tickets cost $19 - $28 and the journey takes 1 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Margate to Folkestone via Canterbury, Bus Station in around 1 h 47 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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Folkestone Central Railway Station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Margate to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Margate and Folkestone is 37 km. The road distance is 46 km.

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

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

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.

No, there is no direct bus from Margate to Folkestone. 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 47 min.

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