How to travel from Margate to Folkestone

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Travel Information from Margate to Folkestone

distanceDistance22 miles (36 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$22 - $26
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $22 (€19) • 1 h 4 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $22 (€19) • 1 h 4 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSoutheastern

Travel 22 miles (36 km) by train or bus to Folkestone from Margate. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Southeastern among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Margate to Folkestone.

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from Margate to Folkestone

How to get from Margate to Folkestone by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from Margate to Folkestone is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Southeastern will get you to Folkestone from Margate at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices 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.

    FAQs: Travel from Margate to Folkestone

    FAQs: Travel to Folkestone 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 Margate to Folkestone.

    There are 2 travel options from Margate to Folkestone: train or bus.

    The cheapest way to go to Folkestone from Margate is by taking a train, which costs on average $22 (€19).

    This is compared to other ways of getting from Margate to Folkestone:

    Taking a train costs $5 (€4) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $26 (€23) for the same trip.

    The fastest way from Margate to Folkestone is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 4 min.

    There are alternative travel options to Folkestone that take longer:

    Bus takes 6 h 45 min on average.

    The distance from Margate to Folkestone is approximately 22 miles (36 km).

    The average frequency per day from Margate to Folkestone is:

    • 25 trains per day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Margate and Folkestone as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Margate to Folkestone:

    • Most travelers board their bus from Margate, Cliftonville Darwin Court and arrive in Folkestone, Middelburg Square.
    • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Margate to Folkestone depart from Margate to Folkestone Central.

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Margate to Folkestone:

    • You can take a train from Margate to Folkestone with Southeastern. Cheap tickets can be found for $22 (€19) with Southeastern from Margate to Folkestone.

    Yes, there are direct services available from Margate to Folkestone with the following travel companies:

    • 9 direct trains per day with Southeastern.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Folkestone as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Margate and Folkestone.

    Your trip from Margate to Folkestone doesn't have to end in Folkestone. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Calais, Paris, Stratford or Tottenham. If you’d like to add London, Calais, Paris, Stratford or Tottenham to your Margate to Folkestone tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Folkestone today!

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