There are 5 ways to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Margate by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Airport to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Margate

$58 - $86

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Line 25 bus, line 100 bus, bus  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the line 25 bus from Rayleigh, Eastwood Road (Rayleigh High St) to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) 25 / ...
  2. Take the line 100 bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) to Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) 100 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Margate, Marine Terrace (Beach) 022

$32 - $38

3 alternative options

Line 9 bus, train, bus  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the line 9 bus from Prittlewell, Holiday Inn Southend Airport to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre (S'nd Travel Ctr) 9
  2. Take the train from Southend Central to Chafford Hundred
  3. Take the bus from Chafford Hundred, Railway Station (Chafford Rail) to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) X80
  4. Take the bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Rochester, Railway Station
  5. Take the train from Rochester to Margate

$48 - $67

Drive  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Southend Airport (SEN) to Margate 85 miles

$18 - $27

Towncar  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take a town car from Southend Airport to Margate 85 miles

$180 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Margate is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Margate is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southend Airport (SEN) to Margate. However, there are services departing from Prittlewell, Holiday Inn Southend Airport and arriving at Margate, Marine Terrace (Beach) via Rayleigh, Eastwood Road (Rayleigh High St), Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn), Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) and Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Southend Airport (SEN) to Margate. However, there are services departing from Southend Airport and arriving at Margate via Stratford DLR Station and Stratford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 34 min.

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The distance between Southend Airport (SEN) and Margate is 32 miles. The road distance is 85 miles.

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The best way to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Margate without a car is to train which takes 2 h 34 min and costs £40 - £70.

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It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Margate, including transfers.

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Southend Airport (SEN) to Margate bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Rayleigh, Eastwood Road (Rayleigh High St) station.

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Southend Airport (SEN) to Margate train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Southend Airport station.

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The best way to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Margate is to train which takes 2 h 34 min and costs £40 - £70. Alternatively, you can line 25 bus and line 100 bus and bus, which costs £24 - £29 and takes 5 h 46 min.

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Map of how to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Margate.
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  • Distance: 32.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 34 min

What companies run services between Southend Airport (SEN), England and Margate, England?

You can take a train from Southend Airport (SEN) to Margate via Stratford (London), Stratford DLR Station, Stratford International DLR Station, and Stratford International in around 2 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend Airport (SEN) to Margate via Rayleigh, Eastwood Road (Rayleigh High St), Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn), Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside), and Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) in around 5 h 46 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Stratford International to Margate
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from Rochester to Margate
Ave. Duration
1 h
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
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend Central to Chafford Hundred
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Prittlewell, Holiday Inn Southend Airport to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre (S'nd Travel Ctr)
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Ensign Bus
Website
ensignbus.com
Bus from Chafford Hundred, Railway Station (Chafford Rail) to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Website
ensignbus.com
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Rochester, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Rayleigh, Eastwood Road (Rayleigh High St) to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) to Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside)
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
firstgroup.com
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 Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Margate, Marine Terrace (Beach)
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Southend Airport to Margate
Estimated price
$180 - $250

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Southend Airport (SEN) to Margate bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Margate, Marine Terrace (Beach) station.

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Southend Airport (SEN) to Margate train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Margate station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southend Airport (SEN) to Margate is 85 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 32 min to drive from Southend Airport (SEN) to Margate.

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