Less than an hour from one of the UK’s major airports and with an impressive road, rail and public transport network, getting in and out of Eastbourne couldn’t be easier.
Getting around Eastbourne
An hour away by car, London Gatwick Airport is the second busiest UK terminal welcoming around 50 million travellers each year flying to hundreds of destinations across the world via dozens of airlines. Located to the south of London, the airport is 45 miles from Eastbourne, with thousands of short, medium and long-stay car park options. The bus is the cheapest public transport method and will take around two to three hours, changing in Brighton. The fastest and most direct route though is by train, with a direct journey taking less than an hour from Eastbourne to Gatwick, with trains running twice an hour at peak times. Make your trip even easier by checking out a range of hotels near Gatwick airport, allowing you to travel the day before and get a good night’s rest.
Eastbourne train station
The main train terminal for the area, Eastbourne Railway Station is in the heart of the town centre and is a three-platform station that operates regular fast train services to Brighton and London, as well as local stops including Bexhill, Hampden Park, Pevensey and Ashford. The station is the main travel hub with a large taxi rank and National Express coach stop, while the main bus terminal is a two-minute walk from the station.
There are plenty of nearby shops, bars and cafés to stock up on travel supplies, with several cafés, shops and retail outlets inside the train station too. Our Town Centre hotel is in the heart of the action and just a five-minute walk away.
Located next to the Eastbourne train station, the National Express runs regular services to London Victoria that stops in Hastings, Tunbridge Wells, taking around 70 minutes door-to-door.
If you’re looking to get around town, the Eastbourne terminus route operated by Stagecoach is a circular route that takes in the coastline, the Sovereign Marina, Hampden Park and more, as well as dozens of other routes across the region.
Running from March until the end of the summer, the Eastbourne Sightseeing Open Topped Bus is a great way to see the sights from the second floor of a double-decker. Taking in the South Downs Way, Beachy Head, Eastbourne Pier, the Bandstand and more, tickets are valid for 24 hours, meaning you can jump on and off, with buses departing every 30 minutes.