Travel to Ramsgate
How to get to Ramsgate
We are situated on the southeastern tip of Kent, a unique location which provides us with a more temperate climate than some other parts of the country. Excellent road and rail links from London means that getting here is quick and easy, even the continent is just a hop across the Channel, as we are closer to France than our county town of Maidstone.
Excellent road links with the M20 and M2 motorways close-by provide easy links from London. Helpful route planners are:
If you’re travelling from the continent you can drive straight onto the Eurotunnel train at Calais and in just 35 minutes you’ll arrive in Folkestone. From Folkestone it is approximately a 50 minute drive to Ramsgate on the A20 and A256.
There are frequent trains between St Pancras International Station, London Victoria Station, Charing Cross Station, and Ramsgate Station. Journey times are typically 76 minutes (St Pancras) and 2 hours (Victoria and Charing Cross).
For the latest information on Trains and Tickets check with :-
- Trainline – www.thetrainline.com
- Southeastern Trains
Tel: + 44 (0) 845 000 2222
- National Rail enquiries
Tel: +44 (0) 8457 484 950
The Eurostar passenger terminal in Ashford can connect with trains to Ramsgate Station (journey time typically 40 minutes). Eurostar international service runs to Ashford and London from Brussels, Lille and Paris.
Tel: +44 (0) 3432 186 186
National Express runs a national network of coach services. Coaches run from London Victoria to Ramsgate, and take approximately 2 hours.
Tel: +44 (0) 8717 818181
Tel: +44 (0) 3717 818181 (disabled persons travel helpline)
Textphone: +44 (0) 121 455 0086
P & O Ferries
Ferry service between Dover and Calais
Tel: +44 (0) 8716 616 464
Ferry Service between Dover and Calais or Dunkirk
Tel: +44 (0) 871 574 7235
Tel: (outside UK) +44 208 127 8303
Ferry service between Hook of Holland and Harwich (2 hours and 20 minutes from Ramsgate)
For further Ferry information visit www.aferry.co.uk
From London Gatwick Airport it is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes drive to Ramsgate, whilst Heathrow Airport is approximately a 2 hours drive away. Stansted, Luton and London City airports are all up to 3 hours drive away.
Visitors arriving at any of London’s airports, who wish to travel by public transport to the area, must first travel to central London and change to a connecting coach or train service.
Traveling within Ramsgate & Thanet
STAGECOACH LOOP BUS
The Loop Bus operates a regular 8 minute service between Ramsgate, Broadstairs & Margate (Free Wi-Fi & USB charging).
Click here to download the Bus Timetable.
Click here to download the Network Map.