There are 4 ways to get from Southend-on-Sea to Margate by train, bus 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  •  2 h 40 min

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

$57 - $84

Cheapest option

Line 28 bus, line 100 bus, bus  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the line 28 bus from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) 28
  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

$15 - $22

2 alternative options

Train via Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre)  •  3 h 41 min

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

$41 - $57

Drive  •  1 h 34 min

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

$18 - $27

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Margate is to line 28 bus and line 100 bus and bus which costs £11 - £17 and takes 5 h 41 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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The distance between Southend-on-Sea and Margate is 31 miles. The road distance is 86.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to get from Southend-on-Sea to Margate, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southend-on-Sea station to Margate. However, there are services departing from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) and arriving at Margate, Marine Terrace (Beach) via 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 41 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Southend-on-Sea to Margate. However, there are services departing from Southend Victoria and arriving at Margate via Stratford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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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) and Stratford International in around 2 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend-on-Sea to Margate via Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn), Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside), and Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) in around 5 h 41 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
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from Rochester to Margate
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 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
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend Central to Chafford Hundred
Ave. Duration
37 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 Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) to Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside)
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
National Express
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com

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