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Margate buses

Travel with Confidence

 With its Blue Flag beach, Dreamland amusement park and trendy old town that's home to art galleries, vintage stores, independent cafes and so much more, it's no surprise Margate is one of the most popular seaside towns in the South East. 

Exploring Margate and the rest of the region is easy when you choose Stagecoach. Whether you're trying to pack as many sights as you can into a short weekend trip or you're looking for reliable travel to and from work, we've got it covered. Discover more about Stagecoach in Margate below. 

Margate bus tickets and passes

First-time visitor or long-time resident, whatever your experience is with Margate you can always put your trust in Stagecoach when it comes to travel. We have a range of tickets and bus passes available, and you can purchase them online, via the Stagecoach app or on board from one of our friendly drivers. 

Alongside our standard, low-cost single and return tickets, we also have a DayRider available. It's perfect if you'll be making multiple trips in one day - just pay once and ride on as many Stagecoach buses as you like for no extra cost!

If you're staying in the Margate area for longer, check out our MegaRiders instead. Weekly, over a week and longer than a week bus passes are all available, saving you plenty on regular travel. Select the zones you'd like including in your pass to make the most of your MegaRider.

Here at Stagecoach we offer further discounts for students with our StudentRider, which can be used at any time of the year with a valid student ID. We also have concessionary passes for anyone over State Pension age, or with certain disabilities. Just contact your local council, and we'll send you a pass for free travel. 

Popular Margate Bus Routes


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We're proud to provide reliable transport to, from and all-around Margate, and our routes can get you to wherever you need to be in no time. Whether you need to head into the centre of Margate regularly for work, or you want to go further afield and visit nearby towns and cities, you'll be able to get there safely with Stagecoach.

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Travel between Margate, Broadstairs & Ramsgate

The 33 offers an even quicker way to travel between Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate. Starting at Cecil Square in Ramsgate, the service finishes at Leopold Street in Ramsgate before making the same journey in reverse. 

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You can find timetables for all of our Margate services online, but one of our most popular routes has to be our specialised LOOP bus. Travelling through Cliftonville, Broadstairs, Ramsgate, Northwood and Margate, we make sure residents and tourists alike stay well-connected. Once in Margate, you can jump off near Margate Beach and Dreamland, the Tudor House or the famous Shell Grotto -  a beautiful passageway covered in mosaics created from around 4.6 million shells. 

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Margate Availability

You don't have to worry about booking far in advance with Stagecoach. Our services in Margate run frequently, 7 days a week - just take a look at our timetable to find out when the next bus will be passing by your local stop. See how much you can save and plan your journey with Stagecoach today – just search for your destination online or download the Stagecoach app.

Travel in Margate

Making the most of Margate is easy when you ride with Stagecoach. Our modern buses are perfect for locals and tourists alike, and the main LOOP bus in Margate will take you to all the major tourist attractions in a matter of minutes, before passing through popular residential areas like Cliftonville and Ramsgate. Much more affordable than alternatives like taxis, it's a must for anyone exploring the town. 

Regular travellers can save even more with our range of discounted bus passes too, and you can even cut down costs by opting for our services rather than trains to explore the wider South East area. Our prices never fluctuate at peak times or during the holidays either, and you can even plan journeys in advance by buying tickets online or through the Stagecoach app