It is pretty easy to get around the area by public transport. There follows some information which we hope is helpful.
There is an excellent bus system in Thanet.
‘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. You can contact Stagecoach for more details.
Tel: (0) 871 200 22 33
Disability Helpdesk: (0) 8456 00 22 99
Local coach company Carol Peters operate a small timetable of buses: www.carolpeterstravel.co.uk
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.
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.
Ken’s Bikes: 26 Eaton Road, Margate. CT9 1XA. 01843 221422.
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