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Cheap train tickets from London to Eastbourne

Showing times and prices for 27 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from London to Eastbourne is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Southern
08:401h37
London Bridge (LBG)
10:17Eastbourne station (EBN)
£471One-way
2 changes
Cheapest
Southern
08:241h27
London Victoria (VIC)
09:51Eastbourne station (EBN)
£471One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Southern
08:391h38
London Blackfriars (BFR)
10:17Eastbourne station (EBN)
£471One-way
1 change

Train timetableLondon to Eastbourne

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, 27 May
Southern
08:241h27
London Victoria (VIC)
09:51Eastbourne station (EBN)
0 changes
Southern
08:391h38
London Blackfriars (BFR)
10:17Eastbourne station (EBN)
1 change
Southern
08:401h37
London Bridge (LBG)
10:17Eastbourne station (EBN)
2 changes

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Train times from London to Eastbourne

Showing times and prices for 27 May

Fastest Journey

1 h 27 m

Average

1 h 34 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

87 km

Of the 3 trains that leave London for Eastbourne every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Southern
08:241h27
London Victoria (VIC)
09:51Eastbourne station (EBN)
£471One-way
0 changes
Southern
08:401h37
London Bridge (LBG)
10:17Eastbourne station (EBN)
£471One-way
2 changes
Southern
08:391h38
London Blackfriars (BFR)
10:17Eastbourne station (EBN)
£471One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from London to Eastbourne

distanceDistance54 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 23 min
priceAverage train ticket price£42 (€47)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSouthern, Thameslink, Gatwick Express or Southeastern

Trains from London to Eastbourne cover the 54 miles long trip taking on average 1 h 23 min with our travel partners like Southern, Thameslink, Gatwick Express or Southeastern. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £11, but the average price of train tickets is £42. Travellers depart most frequently from London Waterloo and arrive in Eastbourne.

Train providers: Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express trains London to Eastbourne

Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express trains will get you to Eastbourne from London from £6. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Southern Rail is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates a wide range of services, from high-speed intercity trains to local commuter services. Its trains include the InterCity 125, InterCity 225, and Class 444 and 450. It also offers a variety of ticket types, such as Advance, Off-Peak, and Super Off-Peak. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. The most popular routes for Southern Rail are London to Brighton, London to Southampton, and London to Portsmouth.

Train information from London to Eastbourne with Southern:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 23 min
  • Cheapest Price: £6
  • Southern frequency: 25 a day

Trains from London to Eastbourne

Trains from London to Eastbourne depart daily with a frequent service of around 37 to 44 journeys a day during the week, around 39 journeys on Saturdays, and approximately 33 trains on Sundays. Journeys with this service depart with an average of one to three journeys per hour. The average duration for weekday trains takes around 1h 23min to 4h 31min. The average duration for weekend trains takes around 1h 23min to 4h 43min. The journey time depends on the departure station, changes in the service, and time spent during the changeover.

The majority of journeys from London to Eastbourne depart from London Victoria Station, while other depart from either London Bridge Station or London Blackfriars Station. Trains to Eastbourne from London are either direct or require one change. Changeover stations include Brighton Railway Station, Gatwick Airport, and East Croydon Station. All trains to Eastbourne from London arrive at Eastbourne Station. For more travel information to Eastbourne from London visit this page.

London to Eastbourne Train Time: Daily Departures

Trains from London to Eastbourne depart frequently with regularly scheduled trains planned throughout the day. During the week, there’s an average of 37 to 44 journeys a day, with one to three journeys available per hour. The first train departs as early as 1:02 a.m. and the last at around 10:45 p.m. These journeys have an average duration of 1h 23min to 4h 31min, depending on the number of changes, and the time spent during the change.

Saturdays journeys have an average of up to 39 trains, with the first train departing at around 12:02 a.m. and the last at around 11:15 p.m. On Sundays, there’s an average of around 33 journeys a day, with the same first train as Saturdays, however, the last train departs at an earlier time, around 10:46 p.m. During the weekend, trains depart with an average duration of around 1h 23min to 4h 43min.

How long is the journey by train from London to Eastbourne?

Trains to Eastbourne from London generally take an average duration of 1h 23min to 4h 31min on weekdays, and up to 4h 43min on weekends. The route from London to Eastbourne is a high-speed service, providing both direct trains and journeys with a single change. Changes mostly occur in Brighton Railway Station, however, they can also occur in Gatwick Airport and East Croydon Station. Your journey time depends on the departure station, the number of changes in your journey, and the length of time spent during your change.

Eastbourne Travel Family Beach Port. Source: Shutterstock

What is/are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Eastbourne?

Departure train station: London Victoria Station is centrally located, 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from Central London, and is easily accessible by the London Underground inside the station, with lines Circle, District, and Victoria. The station is the second busiest train terminus in London and provides facilities such as a ticket office, ticket machines, toilets, baby changing facilities, cash points, car hire desks, lost property, photo booths, food and retail shops, and Wi-Fi. There’s long and stay parking, accessible parking, bicycle storage, and electric vehicle charging points. It has step-free access, wheelchairs, SignLive service, RoomMate (an electronic wall mounted amenity to guide the blind and visually impaired), and accessible restrooms.

London Bridge Station is centrally located, 2 miles (3.2 km) from Central London, and is easily accessible by the London Underground inside the station, with lines Nothern, and Jubilee. The station provides facilities such as a ticket office, ticket machines, toilets, baby changing facilities, cash points, trolleys, lost property, photo booths, payphones, bicycle storage, a water fountain, food and retail shops, and Wi-Fi. It has step-free access, induction loops, an accessibility assistance point, wheelchairs, SignLive service, RoomMate (an electronic wall mounted amenity to guide the blind and visually impaired), and accessible restrooms.

London Blackfriars Station is centrally located, 1.2 miles (2 km) from Central London, and is easily accessible by the London Underground inside the station, serving the Circle and District lines. The station provides facilities such as a ticket office, ticket machines, toilets, baby changing facilities, cash points, bicycle storage, retail shops, and Wi-Fi. It has step-free access, help points, lifts and escalators, and accessible restrooms.

Arrival train station: Eastbourne Station is centrally located 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from the Eastbourne city centre, and is accessible by local bus services with bus lines LOOP, 1, 1A, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 12A, 12X, 51, 51X, and 99. It provides facilities such as a ticket office, ticket machines, toilets, baby changing facilities, retail shops, and Wi-Fi. It has step-free access, help points, lifts and escalators, and accessible restrooms. There’s a station car park, a taxi rank, accessible parking, and bicycle storage. It has step-free access, accessible ticket machines and counters, a ramp for train access, and accessible restrooms.

Which train companies travel from London to Eastbourne?

Train routes from London to Eastbourne are offered by three companies, Southern Railway, Thameslink Railway, and Gatwick Express. Southern Railway offers the most frequent passage, with one to three journeys per hour, every day of the week, with an average journey time of 1h 23min to 1h 44min. Thameslink Railway provides three to 13 journeys a day, depending on the day of the week, with an average journey time of 1h 55min to 2h 7min. Gatwick Express provides a single morning journey on weekdays, with an average journey time of 1h 55min.

Thameslink Railway provides a slightly longer service as it’s the only company to travel from London Blackfriars Station. The others provide a similar journey time as they depart from the same stations, either London Victoria Station or London Bridge Station. Southern Railway is the only company to provide a direct service, as well as a service with one change. Both other companies only provide a service with a change in Brighton Railway Station. All companies arrive in Eastbourne Station.

Southern Railway trains from London to Eastbourne

Southern Railway provides a frequent service with one to three trains departing every day of the week. Weekday trains have an average of 30 trains departing per day, with an average duration of 1h 23min to 1h 44min. Saturday trains have around 39 trains a day, and Sunday trains provide around 33 trains a day, both with an average duration of around 1h 23min to 1h 44min. Trains with this company offer both direct services and trains with a single change. The trains depart from either London Victoria Station or London Bridge Station to Eastbourne Station. The changeover stations include Brighton Railway Station, Gatwick Airport, and East Croydon Station.

Thameslink Railway trains from London to Eastbourne

Thameslink Railway provides a frequent service with three to 13 trains departing every day of the week. Weekday trains have an average of six trains departing per day, with an average duration of 2h 25min to 4h 31min. Saturday trains have around three morning journeys, with an average duration of 1h 58min to 4h 43min. On Sundays, around 13 trains are departing, five in the morning, six in the afternoon, and two in the evening, with an average duration of 1h 55min to 2h 7min. All trains with Thameslink Railway have a single change in the journey in Brighton Railway Station. Trains along this service depart from either London Blackfriars Station or London Bridge and arrive in Eastbourne Station.

Gatwick Express trains from London to Eastbourne

Gatwick Express provides a single service every day during the week. The train departs in the morning and has an average journey duration of around 1h 55min. Services with Gatwick Express along this route offer a train from London Victoria Station to Eastbourne Station, with a single change in Brighton Railway Station.

Train London to Eastbourne: Services on Board

All train companies with journeys from London to Eastbourne provide Standard and 1st Class tickets, with a standard fare of Anytime Day Single. This fare is fully flexible and means you can use your ticket at any time of the selected date, or up to 4:29 a.m. on the following day. Trains with all three companies allow luggage without restrictions, and you may bring both folding and non-folding bikes on the train, and up to two domestic pets on a lead or in an enclosed basket of 85 x 60 x 60cm maximum. Non-folding bikes are allowed outside of peak hours, between 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Accessibility services are available with all companies.

How to find cheap train tickets from London to Eastbourne?

When looking for affordable tickets from London to Eastbourne, there are a few different options. It's a good idea to plan and schedule your trip ahead of time to save money on big-ticket products. If you look ahead of time, you can usually find tickets for a lower price than if you wait until the last minute. Another way to save money on your trip is to have a flexible schedule. This means looking for less expensive dates and times, such as weekdays, early mornings, or late at night.

Additionally, saving money by taking a train with connections or a slow train is an option. Taking a slower train or one with several connections is another cost-effective option. All of these are effective solutions for cheaper train tickets. For more travel tips with Omio, please visit the online Omio magazine Window Seat.

Eastbourne Pier Walk. Source: Shutterstock

To Eastbourne by train—travel tips

Eastbourne is a port city located on England’s southeastern coast. The beach town is well known for its seafront Victorian hotels, Eastbourne beach, and the 19th century Eastbourne pier. In the city, you can visit the charming town, enjoy the free contemporary art museum Towner Eastbourne, and discover the 200-year-old round-shaped fortress at Eastbourne Redoubt.

Surrounding the city is the national park, South Downs, where you can visit Beachy Head cliff, the Seven Sisters Country Park, Belle Tout lighthouse, and enjoy boat trips from Sovereign Harbour. For more travel information to Eastbourne visit this page.

FAQs: London to Eastbourne train

FAQs: Travel by train from London to Eastbourne easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Eastbourne.
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Cheap train tickets from London to Eastbourne can start from as little as £11 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for London to Eastbourne is £42; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the London to Eastbourne train time is 1 h 23 min   covering the 54 mile long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from London to Eastbourne leaves at 04: 35. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from London to Eastbourne leaves at 22: 46.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Eastbourne without having to change trains with Southern. There are 25 direct trains from London to Eastbourne each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
When taking a train from London to Eastbourne, you can count on Southern, Thameslink, Gatwick Express or Southeastern for the best way to get you to Eastbourne. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from London to Eastbourne and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 46.

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Waterloo, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Eastbourne, located 0.9 miles (1.4 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Eastbourne from London is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 23 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from London to Eastbourne by train is November.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel from London to Eastbourne including taking a train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in London and Eastbourne

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Eastbourne
The major railway station for departures from London is London Waterloo. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Waterloo for your trip between London and Eastbourne.
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Public transport options for London Waterloo
Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
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Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transport options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
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Public transport options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Metro: Tube Lines.
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Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transport options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139
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Public transport options for London Victoria
Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
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Public transport options for London Liverpool Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop on either Liverpool Street (outside the station entrance), or beside Platform 10, depending on operational requirements
Metro: Liverpool Street underground station has connections to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Public transport options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
Metro: N/A
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Public transport options for London Bridge
Onward travel information: The Bus Station is located directly outside the main entrance at upper level. There are also bus stops outside on Tooley Street. For further information on buses, a bus information kiosk is also located outside the main doors of the station at upper level.
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus services are usually found outside the front of the station. However this is sometimes subject to change. Please check engineering posters or consult a member of staff.
Metro: For North and North East Kent and South East London
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Public transport options for London Marylebone
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
Metro: Bakerloo Line.
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Public transport options for London Fenchurch Street
Onward travel information: Rail replacement buses will stop outside HSBC on Fenchurch Street. Aldgate Bus Station. Details of the buses serving Fenchurch Street and Aldgate area, and the Bus Stops they are using is available here
Metro: London Underground (Circle Line and District Line) at Tower Hill - 200m from the Tower Hill exit London Underground (Metropolitan Line, Circle Line) at Aldgate - 300m from Fenchurch Place exit. Docklands Light Railway at Tower Gateway - 300m from the Tower Hill exit.
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Public transport options for London Charing Cross
Metro: Bakerloo Line Northern Line.
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