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

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Train  •  22 min

  1. Take the train from Whitstable to Margate

$10 - $15

Cheapest option

Bus, line 36 bus  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Whitstable, Horsebridge to Herne Bay, Railway Station Triangle
  2. Take the line 36 bus from Herne Bay, Railway Station to Margate, Cecil Street Council Offices 36

$9

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Whitstable to Margate 19.1 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  24 min

  1. Drive from Whitstable to Margate 19.1 miles

$4 - $6

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The cheapest way to get from Whitstable to Margate is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Whitstable to Margate is to train which costs £8 - £12 and takes 22 min.

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The distance between Whitstable and Margate is 16 miles. The road distance is 19.1 miles.

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The train from Whitstable to Margate takes 22 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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No, there is no direct bus from Whitstable to Margate. However, there are services departing from Whitstable, Horsebridge and arriving at Margate, Cecil Street Council Offices via Herne Bay, Railway Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Whitstable and arriving at Margate. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 22 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Whitstable to Margate is 19 miles. It takes approximately 24 min to drive from Whitstable to Margate.

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Map of how to get from Whitstable to Margate.
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  • Distance: 15.7 miles
  • Duration: 22 min

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

Southeastern operates a train from Whitstable to Margate every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Whitstable to Margate via Herne Bay, Railway Station in around 1 h 21 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Whitstable, Horsebridge to Herne Bay, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Regent Coaches
Phone
+44 (0)1227 794345
Email
info@regentcoaches.com
Website
regentcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Herne Bay, Railway Station to Margate, Cecil Street Council Offices
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
regentcoaches.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Whitstable to Margate
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Arrow Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1233 666666
Website
arrowtaxisltd.co.uk
Ashford Taxis
Phone
+44 1233 666494
Website
taxiashford.co.uk

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