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

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Train  •  1h

  1. Take the train from Margate to Folkestone Central

$19 - $27

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Bus  •  1h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Margate, Marine Terrace to Canterbury, Bus Station 8A - the Breeze / ...
  2. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Folkestone, Radnor Park 16 - Gold

$12 - $17

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Taxi  •  36m

  1. Take a taxi from Margate to Folkestone 28.8 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  36m

  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 36m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Margate to Folkestone. However, there are services departing from Margate, Marine Terrace and arriving at Folkestone, Radnor Park via Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 57m.

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

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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 1h and costs £14 - £21.

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The train from Margate to Folkestone Central takes 1h 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, Marine Terrace 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 1h and costs £14 - £21. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £13 and takes 1h 57m.

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

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 1h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Margate to Folkestone via Canterbury, Bus Station in around 1h 57m.

Train operators
Southeastern
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Margate, Marine Terrace to Canterbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Stagecoach in East Kent
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Folkestone, Radnor Park
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
Stagecoach in East Kent
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 Canterbury
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
National Express
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Taxi from Margate to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
36m
Estimated price
$75 - $95

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Margate to Folkestone bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, arrive at Folkestone, Radnor Park station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Margate to Folkestone is 29 miles. It takes approximately 36m to drive from Margate to Folkestone.

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