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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

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Whitstable, Horsebridge to Canterbury, Bus Station Triangle / ...
  2. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Margate, Cecil Street Council Offices 8 - the Breeze / ...

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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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 Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Whitstable and arriving at Margate. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 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 best way to get from Whitstable to Margate without a car is to train which takes 22 min and costs £8 - £12.

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

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Whitstable to Margate bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, depart from Whitstable, Horsebridge station.

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

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The best way to get from Whitstable to Margate is to train which takes 22 min and costs £8 - £12. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 16 min.

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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 Canterbury, Bus Station in around 2 h 16 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Whitstable, Horsebridge to Canterbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Margate, Cecil Street Council Offices
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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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Whitstable to Margate bus services, operated by Stagecoach in East Kent, arrive at Margate, Cecil Street Council Offices station.

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

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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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