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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Margate to Chatham
  2. Take the bus from Chatham Railway Station to Maidstone East Railway Station 101|Sapphire

$26 - $34

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Margate to Maidstone National Express

$8 - $12

4 alternative options

Train, line 333 bus  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Margate to Sittingbourne
  2. Take the line 333 bus from Sittingbourne, Forum Shopping Centre (Rear of Forum) to Chequers Bus Station 333 / ...

$23 - $29

Train  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Margate to Ashford International
  2. Take the train from Ashford International to Maidstone East

$31 - $44

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

Questions & Answers

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

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It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to get from Margate to Maidstone, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Margate and arriving at Maidstone. Services depart once a week, and operate every day. 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 East via Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 30 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 17 min

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

You can take a train from Margate to Maidstone via Ashford International in around 1 h 30 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Margate to Maidstone once a week. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 35 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 - $29
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $29
Train from Margate to Sittingbourne
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $23
Train from Margate to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $27
Train from Ashford International to Maidstone East
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $18
Bus operators
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chatham Railway Station to Maidstone East Railway Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Sittingbourne, Forum Shopping Centre (Rear of Forum) to Chequers Bus Station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Margate to Maidstone
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140

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