Getting to Hastings by train is very convenient owing to the many travel options available. Hastings railway station offers services by Southern Trains and the Southeastern Trains. The former operate through the Marshlink Line and the East Coast Line while the latter operates through the Hastings line. From Gatwick Airport, you can travel directly to Hastings via train. The journey time is about 1.5 hours with the last journey being available at approximately 10:30 p.m. From Heathrow Airport Hastings must be reached via Charing Cross as there are no direct routes. Passengers will need to take the underground at Heathrow to Charing Cross station. These direct trains are available at half hour intervals and they take about 2 hours to reach Hastings. Alternatively, you can also take the underground train to Victoria from Heathrow, and then take a direct train to Hastings which also runs at half hour intervals. If you are in London City Airport, take a 30-minute train journey to London Bridge first and then travel to Hastings via direct train. These depart approximately once every hour.
Hastings has a strong link with Norman Conquest of England. It is also a medieval Cinque Ports. The city is well connected by trains to other major cities in the UK and boasts of some iconic landmarks. For those interested in history Hastings Castle is a must-visit. The Blue Reef Aquarium and Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve offer varying but exciting insights into exotic and local nature respectively. Located just twenty minutes away from the Hastings station, Hastings Country Park has a vast stretch of grassland, heathland and ancient woodland.