The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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1 h 24 m
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Of the 6 trains that leave London for Hastings every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||54 miles (87 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 24 min|
|Average train ticket price||£20 (€22)|
|Train frequency||46 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 44 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||DB Southeastern, Thameslink or Southern|
Trains from London to Hastings cover the 54 miles (87 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 24 min with our travel partners like DB Southeastern, Thameslink or Southern. Normally, there are 46 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £20, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £6. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Hastings.
For as little as £6 you can travel by train between London and Hastings with Southern, Southeastern and Thameslink. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.
Omio helps you compare and book the perfect train with Southern to Hastings from London for a smooth and relaxing journey. Check the latest Southern train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, take a look at the travel information for the London to Hastings train with Southern (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), compare the best connections for your London - Hastings route and then book a cheap train ticket with ease. The distance to Hastings from London by train is 54 miles (87 km). You can book tickets for this Southern train for as low as £6 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for Southern tickets from London to Hastings in the Omio app, you can also check whether they are mobile tickets quickly and easily. If they are mobile tickets, then you can go paperless when taking a train. Book that perfect Southern London - Hastings train ticket online and enjoy your trip!
Find the perfect Southeastern train to Hastings from London for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest Southeastern train timetables and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest train from London to Hastings. You can also check relevant travel information for the Southeastern train, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap Southeastern train tickets online. You can expect to travel around 54 miles (87 km) on this trip and your Southeastern London to Hastings train ticket can cost as little as £20 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for Southeastern tickets from London to Hastings in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official Southeastern train tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!
Thameslink tickets to Hastings from London are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect route with Thameslink between London and Hastings all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current Thameslink train timetables and train tickets available on Omio for the 54 miles (87 km) journey. You can also see relevant travel information for the Thameslink train, such as luggage policy and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this train, compare the fastest London to Hastings routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best Thameslink London to Hastings train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the Thameslink train ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Hastings with Thameslink!
The journey from Edinburgh to Musselburgh is a frequently used route by travellers and commuters alike. The train ride will take a maximum of 10min and minimum of 6min to reach your destination depending on the train you are taking and will cover a distance of 6 miles (9 km) in total. Commuters need not worry about missing their trains as there are 16 direct trains a day that operate this route.
Trains leaving from Edinburgh and arriving in Musselburgh operate Monday to Friday on a set schedule between the hours of 07:14 a.m and 23:21 p.m during weekdays and from Saturday to Sunday the trains operate slightly later from 07:40 a.m until 23:11 p.m. There are a total of 16 direct trains between the two locations with two trains leaving Edinburgh Waverley Station every hour. Most train departures are 40min apart so if you have missed your train you should be able to catch another within the hour. Please be aware that trains may not operate on certain public holidays.
The train ride from Edinburgh to Musselburgh will take an average of 6min to complete with the train covering a distance of 6 miles (9 km). The longest commute will take 10min when there are stopovers but most trains are direct. The train ride between the two stations is direct thus there is no need to exit the train or take another train to complete the journey
Hastings Beach Curve Boats. Source: Shutterstock
Departure train station: Situated in the city centre of Edinburgh, the station is located on Princess Road which is an 11min walk to Edinburgh Bus Station and a 23min car drive to Edinburgh Airport. Facilities in Edinburgh Waverley Station include but are not limited to Ticket booths, Storage Lockers, free public wifi, Parking facilities, Bathrooms and showers, ATM’s, a lost baggage counter as well as food and drink kiosks.
Arrival train station: Situated 0.6 miles (1 km) from the city centre, the station is located on Whitehill Farm Road which is a 21min walk or a 5min car drive to Brunton Hall Bus Station while the closest airport is in Edinburgh. Facilities in Musselburgh Station are limited due to the size of the station which only has two platforms. There are waiting rooms for passengers and a parking bay as well as a ticket booth for onward travel but be warned that there are no ATM's or bathrooms available at this station.
The main railway company that offers services from Edinburgh to Musselburgh is Scotrail Scotrail. None of the trains require a stop before reaching their destination but some of the trains are faster than others due to Scotland refurbishing their train fleet with newer trains that use less electricity in order for Scotrail to work towards carbon neutrality. The newer model trains often take 6min to reach their destinations but there is still one train that departs at 10:42 a.m which takes 10min to reach Musselburgh. This train is slightly cheaper by a few cents but will not be a deal-breaker for most commuters.
Scotrail is the sole provider of train services for this route, they have recently refurbished their fleet of high speed trains to use less electricity and have increased their carriage size to accommodate a greater capacity of commuters. All trains along this route are direct and require no stop overs before reaching their final destination as well as having two trains every hour that travel this route.
Scotrail has first, second and third class options on all its train routes as well as having in-train services such has food and drink catering but due to the short distance between Edinburgh and Musselburgh there will not be any discrepancies between tickets as the drive will only take 6min to arrive at your destination and you will most likely not even have time to finish your meal. Every passenger is allowed three pieces of luggage which includes two large items of luggage such as a suitcase or rucksack and one item of hand luggage.
Bicycles or E-bikes are permitted on most scotrail trains as long as the train has bicycle storage areas where you can hang your bike. Domestic animals are allowed on Scotrail trains, this include dogs, cats and smaller pets like tortoises or birds. You will be allowed to bring a maximum of two pets with you free of charge as long as they are on a leash or in a travel cage, Scotrail only asks that you do not allow your pets to sit on the train seats for the convenience of other travellers.
When trying to find the cheapest train tickets there are a few key factors to consider. Firstly you should always try your best to book in advance, time is your friend and looking ahead to book tickets will usually reward you with cheaper or even discounted prices.
Secondly, timing is extremely important, if you are planning to travel on days where there could be events or possibly be public holidays, tickets may become scarce and thus prices will increase so it's always a good idea to look at the prices a few days before or after the date you intended to travel, to see if the prices fluctuate.
Thirdly, taking a longer route or a route that has more stops can sometimes be cheaper than trying to get there the fastest, when a train is slower or has to stop often the train companies will often reduce the price to compensate the commuters for the delays. Lastly one of your best friends when searching for the cheapest prices would be using Omio which organises all prices to find you the cheapest and most convenient option for you.
Hastings Hill Railway Tram. Source: Shutterstock
Musselburgh is a beautiful Scottish town nestled on the coast and as such there are so many amazing attractions and activities to explore while you are there, there is a harbour on the coast with some amazing fish and chips shops as well as a lovely coastline that you can walk or watch the sunset on, Musselburgh also has a racecourse where you can bet on horses an possibly earn your vacation money back.
If you wish to do more sporty activities there is a large trampoline park that you can visit and a stunning golf course which is part of the old royal estate that is now available to the public. Perhaps you prefer a more artsy approach then perhaps an evening at the lovely Brunton Theatre or a walk through the local art galleries.
If that sounds a little stiff for you there are plenty of pubs around town that you can go grab a pint at and meet the locals of Musselburgh. There is something for everyone in Musselburgh so it is best to try a bit of everything.
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