Contra Pop Festival takes place on a purpose-built stage on Ramsgate Main Sands at the corner of Harbour Parade and East Pier, CT11 8LP.
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 1 hour drive to Thanet on the A20 and A256.
National Express runs a national network of coach services. Coaches run from London Victoria to various stops in Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate, Birchington and Westgate 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
There are frequent trains between London Victoria and Charing Cross, and Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate. Journey times are approximately 1 hour 50 minutes (Victoria) and 2 hours (Charing Cross).
Tel: +44 (0) 8457 484 950
Textphone +44 (0) 845 6050 600
Tel: + 44 (0) 845 000 2222
The high speed train service between St Pancras International Station, London and Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate means travelling from the capital is quick and easy. Journey time of around just 80 minutes. For times and ticket information visit www.southeasternrailway.co.uk
and interesting facts about the service click here
The Eurostar passenger terminal in Ashford can connect with trains to Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate (journey time approximately 20 to 40 minutes). Eurostar international service runs to Ashford and London from Brussels, Lille and Paris.
Tel: +44 (0) 3432 186 186
Ferry service between Dover and Calais
Tel: +44 (0) 8716 616 464
Ferry Service between Dover and Calais or Dunirk
Tel: +44 (0) 871 574 7235
Tel: (outside UK) +44 208 127 8303
From London Gatwick Airport it is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes drive to Margate, Broadstairs and 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.
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