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There are 6 ways to get from Margate to Maidstone by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, bus  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Margate to Chatham
  2. Take the bus from Chatham station to Maidstone East station 101 - Sapphire

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Margate to Maidstone National Express

$8 - $12

4 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Margate to Strood
  2. Take the train from Strood to Maidstone West

$31 - $43

Train, line 334 bus  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Margate to Sittingbourne
  2. Take the line 334 bus from Sittingbourne, Forum Shopping Centre to Chequers Bus Station 334 / ...

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Margate to Maidstone 43.7 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Margate to Maidstone 43.7 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Margate to Maidstone is to bus which costs £6 - £9 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Margate to Maidstone is to taxi which costs £90 - £110 and takes 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Margate and arriving at Maidstone. Services depart once a week, and operate Tuesday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Margate to Maidstone. However, there are services departing from Margate and arriving at Maidstone West via Strood. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 44 min.

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The distance between Margate and Maidstone is 39 miles. The road distance is 43.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Margate to Maidstone without a car is to train and bus which takes 1 h 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 28 min to get from Margate to Maidstone, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Margate to Maidstone is to bus which takes 1 h 35 min and costs £6 - £9. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £23 - £35 and takes 1 h 44 min.

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Map of how to get from Margate to Maidstone.
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  • Distance: 38.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 28 min

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

National Express operates a bus from Margate to Maidstone once a week. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Margate to Maidstone via Strood in around 1 h 44 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Margate to Chatham
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Train from Margate to Strood
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
Train from Strood to Maidstone West
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
Train from Margate to Sittingbourne
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Bus operators
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chatham station to Maidstone East station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Sittingbourne, Forum Shopping Centre to Chequers Bus Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
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 Maidstone
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Margate to Maidstone
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140

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Margate to Maidstone bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Maidstone station.

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Margate to Maidstone train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Maidstone West station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Margate to Maidstone is 44 miles. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Margate to Maidstone.

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