Thanet Loop Bus Service
Thanet Loop Bus Service

Getting Around Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate

Getting around our coast is easy...

By Bus
We are fortunate enough to have an excellent bus system in Thanet. Our comprehensive routes enable you to make the most of your visit by reducing journey times between each town and village.

‘The Thanet Loop’ is one of the most frequent services in the UK, running on average every 7 minutes and operates 7 days a week, from early morning until late evening. This service provides excellent connections between Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate.

Other bus services offered by Stagecoach will enable easy access to the villages. The number 8 bus provides excellent links from Thanet to the nearby city of Canterbury.

A ‘Dayrider' ticket is ideal for exploring the area, allowing you to hop-on or hop-off at any point, without limits and on any Stagecoach bus in Thanet.

Concessionary bus passes are also valid on all services. Restrictions may apply. Please contact Stagecoach for more details.
Tel: 03456 002299

By Train
All stations in Thanet are served by the same line, making train travel between each point simple and quick. Stations are found in the main towns- Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate as well as Minster, Birchington, Westgate and Dumpton.

By Foot/Bicycle
We have an excellent coastal route which connects each part of Thanet. The Viking Coastal Trail is a 32 mile route, but you can pick and choose which parts to follow. Two thirds of the route is off-road so ideal for family walks or rides and the route is also signed throughout for convenience. Maps are available from the Thanet Visitor Information Centre in Margate without charge.

Cycle Hire -

  • BikeShed - 71 Canterbury Road, Margate, CT9 5AS Tel:01843 228866
  • Viking Coastal Trail Cycle Hire - The Parade, Minnis Bay, Birchington, CT7 9QR Tel:07772 037609
  • Ride - Margate Train Station, Margate, CT9 5AD Tel:07775 609245

By Car
Please see this link to Thanet District Council's parking page for information about where to park: Please note Blue Badge holders are required to register in advance at the Thanet Gateway to park in Trinity Square Car Park, Margate

Car Rental
Pierremonts: Ramsgate Train Station, Station Approach Road, Ramsgate, Kent. 01843 581122
Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 144-146 Westwood Road, Broadstairs, Kent. CT10 2NR. 01843 605151

Central Cars: 01843 888888
Thanet Cars: 01843 333333 / 292929 / 595959 / 868686
United Cars: 01843 581581