Margate Rail Station to Ainsdale Rail Station - travel by train, bus and rail

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Average journey time: 7 hours 08 mins

Margate Rail Station to Ainsdale Rail Station

Leave at 22:04 and arrive at 08:36
Journey time 10:32
You will need to make 8 changes

Start with Southeastern to London Victoria

  • Westgate-on-Sea Rail Station
  • Birchington-on-Sea Rail Station
  • Herne Bay Rail Station
  • Chestfield & Swalecliffe Rail Station
  • Whitstable Rail Station
  • Faversham Rail Station
  • Sittingbourne Rail Station
  • Rainham (Kent) Rail Station
  • Gillingham (Kent) Rail Station
  • Chatham Rail Station
  • Rochester Rail Station
  • Meopham Rail Station
  • Longfield Rail Station
  • Bromley South Rail Station
  • London Victoria Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

Bus Stop Closed

Change for Victoria line to Euston

  • Green Park Underground Station
  • Oxford Circus Underground Station
  • Warren Street Underground Station
  • Euston Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

Bus Stop Closed

Until 18:00 Sunday 11 April, buses are not serving this stop due to congestion from HS2 works. Use stops on Euston Road to board your bus.

Change for West Midlands Trains to Northampton

  • Wembley Central Rail Station
  • Harrow & Wealdstone Rail Station
  • Bushey Rail Station
  • Watford Junction Rail Station
  • Kings Langley Rail Station
  • Apsley Rail Station
  • Hemel Hempstead Rail Station
  • Berkhamsted Rail Station
  • Tring Rail Station
  • Cheddington Rail Station
  • Leighton Buzzard Rail Station
  • Bletchley Rail Station
  • Milton Keynes Central Rail Station
  • Wolverton Rail Station
  • Northampton Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

Until 18:00 Sunday 11 April, buses are not serving this stop due to congestion from HS2 works. Use stops on Euston Road to board your bus.

Change for West Midlands Trains to Crewe

  • Long Buckby Rail Station
  • Rugby Rail Station
  • Nuneaton Rail Station
  • Atherstone Rail Station
  • Tamworth Rail Station
  • Lichfield Trent Valley Rail Station
  • Rugeley Trent Valley Rail Station
  • Stafford Rail Station
  • Crewe Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Avanti West Coast to Wigan North Western

  • Warrington Bank Quay Rail Station
  • Wigan North Western Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Walk to Wigan Wallgate Rail Station

  • Wigan Wallgate Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Northern Rail to Southport

  • Gathurst Rail Station
  • Appley Bridge Rail Station
  • Parbold Rail Station
  • Burscough Bridge Rail Station
  • Meols Cop Rail Station
  • Southport Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Merseyrail to Ainsdale

  • Birkdale Rail Station
  • Hillside Rail Station
  • Ainsdale Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Margate Rail Station to Ainsdale Rail Station

Leave at 04:36 and arrive at 10:09
Journey time 05:33
You will need to make 5 changes

Start with Southeastern to London Victoria

  • Westgate-on-Sea Rail Station
  • Birchington-on-Sea Rail Station
  • Herne Bay Rail Station
  • Chestfield & Swalecliffe Rail Station
  • Whitstable Rail Station
  • Faversham Rail Station
  • Sittingbourne Rail Station
  • Rainham (Kent) Rail Station
  • Gillingham (Kent) Rail Station
  • Chatham Rail Station
  • Rochester Rail Station
  • Bromley South Rail Station
  • London Victoria Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

Bus Stop Closed

Change for Victoria line to Euston

  • Green Park Underground Station
  • Oxford Circus Underground Station
  • Warren Street Underground Station
  • Euston Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

Bus Stop Closed

Until 18:00 Sunday 11 April, buses are not serving this stop due to congestion from HS2 works. Use stops on Euston Road to board your bus.

Change for Avanti West Coast to Liverpool Lime Street

  • Stafford Rail Station
  • Crewe Rail Station
  • Runcorn Rail Station
  • Liverpool Lime Street Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

Until 18:00 Sunday 11 April, buses are not serving this stop due to congestion from HS2 works. Use stops on Euston Road to board your bus.

Change for Walk to Moorfields Rail Station

  • Moorfields Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Merseyrail to Ainsdale

  • Sandhills Rail Station
  • Bank Hall Rail Station
  • Bootle Oriel Road Rail Station
  • Bootle New Strand Rail Station
  • Seaforth & Litherland Rail Station
  • Waterloo (Merseyside) Rail Station
  • Blundellsands & Crosby Rail Station
  • Hall Road Rail Station
  • Hightown Rail Station
  • Formby Rail Station
  • Freshfield Rail Station
  • Ainsdale Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Margate Rail Station to Ainsdale Rail Station

Leave at 05:48 and arrive at 11:09
Journey time 05:21
You will need to make 6 changes

Start with Southeastern to London St Pancras International

  • Broadstairs Rail Station
  • Ramsgate Rail Station
  • Canterbury West Rail Station
  • Ashford International Rail Station
  • Ebbsfleet International Rail Station
  • Stratford International Rail Station
  • London St Pancras International Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Walk to King's Cross St. Pancras

  • King's Cross St. Pancras

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Victoria line or Northern line to Euston

  • Euston Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

NHS Co-Vid 19 Vaccination Centre at the Francis Crick Institute: You must only travel to the NHS vaccination centre if you have received an appointment from the NHS. You will not be vaccinated without one and you cannot arrange one at the centre. For the Francis Crick Institute, use Kings Cross St Pancras station and follow the signs to St Pancras station. Walk through St Pancras and follow the signs for the Midland Road exit.

Until 18:00 Sunday 11 April, buses are not serving this stop due to congestion from HS2 works. Use stops on Euston Road to board your bus.

Change for Avanti West Coast to Liverpool Lime Street

  • Milton Keynes Central Rail Station
  • Stafford Rail Station
  • Runcorn Rail Station
  • Liverpool Lime Street Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

Until 18:00 Sunday 11 April, buses are not serving this stop due to congestion from HS2 works. Use stops on Euston Road to board your bus.

Change for Walk to Moorfields Rail Station

  • Moorfields Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Merseyrail to Ainsdale

  • Sandhills Rail Station
  • Bank Hall Rail Station
  • Bootle Oriel Road Rail Station
  • Bootle New Strand Rail Station
  • Seaforth & Litherland Rail Station
  • Waterloo (Merseyside) Rail Station
  • Blundellsands & Crosby Rail Station
  • Hall Road Rail Station
  • Hightown Rail Station
  • Formby Rail Station
  • Freshfield Rail Station
  • Ainsdale Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time


Return journey: Ainsdale Rail Station to Margate Rail Station

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