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There are 3 ways to get from Southend-on-Sea to Margate by train or car

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Train  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Central to West Ham
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Margate

$52 - $84

Cheapest option

Train via Ebbsfleet International station  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Central to Chafford Hundred
  2. Take the train from Ebbsfleet International to Margate

$39 - $63

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Southend-on-Sea to Margate 86.3 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Margate is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Margate is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Southend-on-Sea to Margate. However, there are services departing from Southend Central and arriving at Margate via Stratford DLR Station and Stratford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 29 min.

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The distance between Southend-on-Sea and Margate is 31 miles. The road distance is 86.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Margate without a car is to train which takes 2 h 29 min and costs £40 - £65.

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It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to get from Southend-on-Sea to Margate, including transfers.

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Southend-on-Sea to Margate train services, operated by c2c, depart from Southend Central station.

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Southend-on-Sea to Margate train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Margate station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southend-on-Sea to Margate is 86 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 34 min to drive from Southend-on-Sea to Margate.

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There are 427+ hotels available in Margate. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Southend-on-Sea to Margate.
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  • Distance: 31.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 29 min

What companies run services between Southend-on-Sea, England and Margate, England?

You can take a train from Southend-on-Sea to Margate via Stratford (London), Stratford DLR Station, Stratford International DLR Station, and Stratford International in around 2 h 29 min.

Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend Central to West Ham
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
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
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from Ebbsfleet International to Margate
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50

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