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Trains to Margate

As one of England's oldest seaside resorts, Margate has attracted visitors to its golden sands for over 250 years. The railway from London reached the town in 1863, and the current station was designed by Maxwell Fry, the architect of three neo-classical stations for Southern Railways in the mid-1920s. Today, visitors emerge from Fry's building to a view of the water and the wide expanse of Margate Sands, and the walk along the seafront takes in the Jubilee Clock Tower and the Marine Gardens. The main attractions of the town are within a short walk of the station. The legendary Dreamland theme park and its Scenic Railway rollercoaster – the oldest in Britain – reopened in 2015. Across the beach from the theme park is the Turner Contemporary art gallery, designed by David Chipperfield. Between the two, the streets around Margate Old Town Square are packed with galleries, cafes, restaurants and shops.

Station details & facilities

The main entrance leads into the ticket hall and the station cafe. If the counter is closed, the ticket machine is just outside the front door. The ticket hall opens out onto platform 1, where there is a waiting room with toilets. The remaining three platforms are reached via a subway, with lifts for step-free access. There is a second waiting room between platforms 2 and 3. The taxi rank is outside the main entrance.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours : Being staffed may mean there is only staff in the ticket office, who may not alw
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:15 - 19:30
    Saturday 06:15 - 19:30
    Sunday 09:10 - 16:40
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Left Luggage phone number : 0845 000 2222
  • Lost Property available :


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Station Buffet notes : Buffet
  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available : False


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change : False



  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : Meteor Parking Ltd
  • Car parking spaces : 110
  • Car parking charges :
    Six Monthly£304.00
    Three Monthly£152.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 40
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV : False
  • Cycle storage location : Platform 1 country end


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes : Lifts to all platforms. Ticket Office is step free. Car Park is step free.
  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Accessible taxis are not available

Trains to Margate


Station Approach, MARGATE, CT9 5AD
Ticket Office Hours
Being staffed may mean there is only staff in the ticket office, who may not alw
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:15 - 19:30
Saturday 06:15 - 19:30
Sunday 09:10 - 16:40

Margate Live Departures


The Ticket Vending Machines are currently out of order at this station.




Plat. 1

On time