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

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Train  •  58 min

  1. Take the train from Margate to Rochester

$22 - $35

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Bus  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Margate, Marine Terrace (Beach) to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Rochester Community Hub 700|Sapphire

$15 - $18

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  51 min

  1. Take a taxi from Margate to Rochester 46.6 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  51 min

  1. Drive from Margate to Rochester 46.6 miles

$10 - $15

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No, there is no direct bus from Margate to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Margate, Marine Terrace (Beach) and arriving at Rochester Community Hub via Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Margate and arriving at Rochester. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 58 min.

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The distance between Margate and Rochester is 38 miles. The road distance is 46.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Margate to Rochester without a car is to train which takes 58 min and costs .

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The train from Margate to Rochester takes 58 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Margate to Rochester bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Margate, Marine Terrace (Beach) station.

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

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The best way to get from Margate to Rochester is to train which takes 58 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 5 min.

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Margate to Rochester bus services, operated by Arriva Kent & Surrey, arrive at Rochester Community Hub station.

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

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  • Distance: 38.2 miles
  • Duration: 58 min

What companies run services between Margate, England and Rochester, Medway, England?

Southeastern operates a train from Margate to Rochester hourly. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Margate to Rochester via Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) in around 2 h 5 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Margate, Marine Terrace (Beach) to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Rochester Community Hub
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6
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arrivabus.co.uk
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Taxi from Margate to Rochester
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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Yes, the driving distance between Margate to Rochester is 47 miles. It takes approximately 51 min to drive from Margate to Rochester.

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