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Cheap train tickets from London to Margate

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from London to Margate is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

DB Southeastern
11:152h07
London
13:22Margate
£221One-way
0 changes
DB Southeastern
06:401h48
London
08:28Margate
£231One-way
0 changes
DB Southeastern
23:401h56
London
01:36Margate
£341One-way
0 changes
DB Southeastern
08:401h43
London
10:23Margate
£501One-way
0 changes
DB Southeastern
08:432h15
London
10:58Margate
£501One-way
0 changes

Train timetableLondon to Margate

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, 20 May
DB Southeastern
11:152h07
London
13:22Margate
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DB Southeastern
08:401h43
London
10:23Margate
0 changes
DB Southeastern
06:401h48
London
08:28Margate
0 changes
DB Southeastern
08:432h15
London
10:58Margate
0 changes
DB Southeastern
08:101h48
London
09:58Margate
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Train times from London to Margate

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Fastest Journey

1 h 43 m

Average

1 h 56 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

106 km

Of the 6 trains that leave London for Margate every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

DB Southeastern
08:401h43
London
10:23Margate
£501One-way
0 changes
DB Southeastern
06:401h48
London
08:28Margate
£231One-way
0 changes
DB Southeastern
08:101h48
London
09:58Margate
£521One-way
0 changes
DB Southeastern
23:401h56
London
01:36Margate
£341One-way
0 changes
DB Southeastern
11:152h07
London
13:22Margate
£221One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from London to Margate

distanceDistance65 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 38 min
priceAverage train ticket price£38 (€42)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 22 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersSoutheastern or Thameslink

Trains from London to Margate cover the 65 miles long journey taking on average 1 h 38 min with our travel partners like Southeastern or Thameslink. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £11, but the average price of train tickets is £38. Travellers depart most frequently from London Waterloo and arrive in Margate.

Train providers: Southeastern and Thameslink trains London to Margate

Southeastern and Thameslink trains will get you between London and Margate from £14. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Southeastern is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates services from London to Kent, Sussex, Surrey and parts of East Anglia. It runs services from early morning until late at night, seven days a week. Southeastern has a range of train types, including high-speed Javelin trains, commuter-friendly Metro services, and the classic InterCity services. Ticket types include Advance, Off-Peak, Super Off-Peak, and Anytime tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. The most popular routes for Southeastern are London to Kent, London to Eastbourne, and London to Hastings.

London to Margate train information with Southeastern:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 43 min
  • Cheapest Price: £14
  • Southeastern frequency: 25 a day

Trains from London to Margate

Trains from London to Margate run roughly once every hour until about 07:00 in the morning. From then on, they travel quite frequently, with around four services departing per hour. The earliest train generally begins running just before 06:00, and its travel time is most commonly under 2h. Sunday services usually begin running just after 09:00, with less frequent departures, one train leaving London St. Pancras International Station heading for Margate roughly every hour.

London to Margate Train Time: Daily Departures

During weekdays, you will find 74 services from London to Margate, on average. These trains run once an hour or so up until about 07:00 in the morning, and from there on, about four times every hour until the final service, which usually runs just after 00:00. During rush hour, that is between the hours of 16:00 and 18:00, you may find around five services per hour connecting the two cities. On Sundays, you can find 16 services departing London for Margate, roughly once every hour from about 09:00 onwards.

How long is the journey by train from London to Margate?

The train journey between London and Margate can take anywhere between 1h 20min and 2h 45min. Most trains travel directly, but at least one train per hour does require a changeover. Changeovers are necessary when travelling from London Victoria Station and occur at Faversham Station. The fastest journeys depart from London St. Pancras International Station and travel directly to Margate, with an average travel time of 1h 24min.

couple at the station in London. Source: Shutterstock

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Margate?

Departure train station: Your departure station may be London Bridge Station, London St. Pancras International Station or London Victoria Station. Approximately six trains depart for Margate from London Bridge Station; however, most departures will be leaving from either St. Pancras International or London Victoria. All three stations have access to public toilets, baby-changing facilities, cash machines and ticket machines.

Arrival train station: You will arrive at Margate Station, located an average 18min walk away from the centre. You can also reach the centre by way of bus or taxi. Inside the station, you will find cash machines, public payphones, toilets and a number of shops. The station is small, with only four platforms, and is easy to navigate.

Which train companies travel from London to Margate?

Southeastern services all trains between London and Margate. Their trains most often travel the connection directly; however, some services will require a changeover. This is most common when travelling from London Victoria Station but also with a number of services that depart from St. Pancras and London Bridge as well. For more information on Southeastern services, check out this page.

Night trains London

The latest service departing London for Margate leaves London Victoria Station at approximately 00:10. This is a direct service to Margate and travel time is generally just over 2h. After that, you won’t find any more trains departing for Margate until about 06:00. There are around four services running in the morning that will reach Margate before or around 09:00, which is perfect for commuting. In the evening, you can catch four trains that depart London within the hour of 23:00.

Southeastern trains from London to Margate

Southeastern, as the only train company servicing the connection from London to Margate, offers a great deal of train services between the two cities. Their direct trains take an average of 1h 26min to 1h 43min to cover the 66 miles (106 km) distance between the two cities.

Trains from London to Margate: Sustainability travel

Travelling by rail is a more sustainable form of travel than car transport. This is due to the fact that public transport has a lower carbon emission than that of driving individually. Southeastern is also constantly working towards further lowering their impact on the environment, by looking for new and more sustainable ways to power their trains. If you are looking for more ways to live and travel more eco consciously, take a look at the article on sustainability and travel in our travel magazine The Window Seat for more tips.

Train London to Margate: Services on Board

Southeastern offers a number of fare options for the journey from London to Margate. On board their trains, you can find access to free WiFi and overhead storage facilities as well as luggage racks for your luggage. Bikes can also be brought on board; however, unless they are foldable, you can only travel with your regular bike during off-peak hours. If you can fold your bike, it is allowed on board at all hours, as long as it remains folded throughout the journey. You are permitted to travel with a maximum of two small pets on board your train, for no additional cost. The only requirement is that they are kept on a leash or in a carrier for the duration of the journey. Southeastern are part of the Passenger Assist system, which allows for arrangements to be made for your journey if you are elderly or travelling with a disability. Booking assisted travel in advance of your journey ensures there is staff available to aid you at any point during your travels. There are a number of levels of assistance on offer, in order to make your journey as easy and pleasant as possible. If you cannot book assisted travel in advance, a member of staff may be present to aid you on and off the train, should you request their assistance.

How to find cheap train tickets from London to Margate

Cheap tickets from London to Margate can be found online; our website can help you find the best deals for your journey, by laying out which service is the cheapest as well as the fastest. When booking your journey, it helps to be flexible with your date and time of travel. Travelling during off-peak hours can ensure you cheaper fares, as Southeastern offers discounted prices for travel during off-peak times. Booking in advance rather than on the day of travel will also assist in saving money for your trip; likewise, choosing slower services that don’t travel directly may show cheaper prices than the faster, more convenient services.

Bay of Margate. Source: Shutterstock

To Margate by train—travel tips

Once you’ve landed in Margate, you’ll soon be greeted by the coastline of Margate Beach. Walk alongside it in the direction of town for about 13min and you’ll find yourself at the Turner Contemporary, housing many different exhibits of contemporary art, all throughout the year. Or pay a visit to the Margate Caves, former chalk mines that have since been used for a number of purposes, such as an air raid shelter and a venue for silent discos. Walpole Bay Tidal Pool is one of the UK’s largest saltwater swimming pools, found in the north of the peninsula. Take a dip and brave the chilly waters with the regular Margate swimming community before grabbing a fresh seafood lunch at Buoy and Oyster.

  • Visit Dreamland, a retro theme park
  • Take a look at Shell Grotto, a mosaic wall made up of millions of seashells
  • Explore the art on display at Lovelys
  • Enjoy lunch on a bus at the Bus Cafe
  • Listen to some experimental music live at the Tom Thumb Theatre

FAQs: London to Margate train

FAQs: Travel by train from London to Margate easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Margate.
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Cheap train tickets from London to Margate can start from as little as £11 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for London to Margate is £38; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the London to Margate train travel time is 1 h 38 min   for the 65 mile long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from London to Margate leaves at 04: 46. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from London to Margate leaves at 23: 40.
Yes, there are 22 direct trains a day from London to Margate with Southeastern. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
When taking a train from London to Margate, you can count on Southeastern or Thameslink for the best way to get you to Margate. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between London and Margate and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 23: 40.

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Waterloo, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Margate, located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Margate from London is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 38 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from London to Margate is November.
You have options as you can travel to Margate from London 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in London and Margate

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Margate
The major railway station for departures from London is London Waterloo. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Waterloo for your trip between London and Margate.
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Public transport options for London Waterloo
Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
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Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transport options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
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Public transport options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Metro: Tube Lines.
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Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transport options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139
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Public transport options for London Victoria
Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
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Public transport options for London Liverpool Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop on either Liverpool Street (outside the station entrance), or beside Platform 10, depending on operational requirements
Metro: Liverpool Street underground station has connections to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Public transport options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
Metro: N/A
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Public transport options for London Bridge
Onward travel information: The Bus Station is located directly outside the main entrance at upper level. There are also bus stops outside on Tooley Street. For further information on buses, a bus information kiosk is also located outside the main doors of the station at upper level.
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus services are usually found outside the front of the station. However this is sometimes subject to change. Please check engineering posters or consult a member of staff.
Metro: For North and North East Kent and South East London
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Public transport options for London Marylebone
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
Metro: Bakerloo Line.
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Public transport options for London Fenchurch Street
Onward travel information: Rail replacement buses will stop outside HSBC on Fenchurch Street. Aldgate Bus Station. Details of the buses serving Fenchurch Street and Aldgate area, and the Bus Stops they are using is available here
Metro: London Underground (Circle Line and District Line) at Tower Hill - 200m from the Tower Hill exit London Underground (Metropolitan Line, Circle Line) at Aldgate - 300m from Fenchurch Place exit. Docklands Light Railway at Tower Gateway - 300m from the Tower Hill exit.
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Public transport options for London Charing Cross
Metro: Bakerloo Line Northern Line.
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