Fastest journey1hr 25m
Travelling from London to Margate by train
Fast trains from London to Margate take around 1 hour and 25 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 104 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Margate.
Are there direct trains from London to Margate?
Direct trains from London to Margate have been found.
We usually find around 51 direct trains on the route from London to Margate every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 45 departures.
How long is the train journey from London to Margate?
The London to Margate train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 25 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
What are the London to Margate train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Margate is usually scheduled to depart London around 05:22 and the last train is around 00:10. At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 06:37, and the last at 00:10.
What's the London to Margate train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from London to Margate are $13.10.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $17, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.
When to book London to Margate train tickets?
Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from London to Margate by train.
Which train companies operate between London and Margate?
Southeastern is the train company that operates on the route from London to Margate.
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
It is very easy to travel by train from London to Margate, the Kent coastal town is a good choice for a day trip from London. There are direct high-speed routes from London St Pancras to Margate, one via Chatham and the other via Canterbury. The latter is faster, so that’s the journey we describe here.
Bear in mind that a return is usually cheaper than two singles. Indeed for a day trip from London to Margate and back you can – if you stick to off-peak trains – get a return ticket for the same price as a single.
Alternatively, there is also a slightly slower route from London Victoria to Margate.
London to Margate
Take time to explore the beautifully restored station at London St Pancras before joining the train. The direct high-speed Javelin trains on this route travel east through Essex, diving under the Thames to reach Kent. After speeding over the Medway Viaduct, the route then tunnels through the North Downs. Enjoy glorious Kentish scenery on the second half of the journey. Trains on this line usually make five or six intermediate stops between London and Margate. Sit on the right side of the train for good views of Canterbury Cathedral and the Stour Valley wetlands downstream from Canterbury.