Road: The main approach from London is the A22 and from the Channel Ports of Newhaven or Dover, the A259. The Brighton by-pass, the A27, provides a good journey from the West, while the M23/A23 and onto the A27 makes an alternative route from the M25. Road users travelling from the North and East can avoid London by using the M25 and the Dartford Tunnel. Approach Eastbourne’s north east side from the A21.
Coach: National Express coach services depart from London Victoria Coach Station. The journey from London to Eastbourne takes about two hours.
Rail: There are two trains from London Victoria every hour. It takes about 90 minutes.The main stops are at Clapham Junction, East Croydon, Gatwick Airport and Lewes. An hourly service links Eastbourne directly with Ashford International and the Channel Tunnel. Book your train tickets here and have them posted to you.
Air: London Gatwick International Airport is less than an hour away by direct rail link. Coach transfers or taxis can be arranged to complete the journey at the same time. Visitors arriving at London Heathrow Airport can travel into London to catch the mainline rail service from London Victoria.The journey by road takes less than two hours.
Ferry: Passengers can travel in to Newhaven or Dover from the continent. Newhaven is closest to Eastbourne taking just half an hour by road. The train takes longer as there is no direct link to Eastbourne from Newhaven. A change must be made at Lewes. From Dover the journey time to Eastbourne is approximately one and a half hours by road. The journey by rail requires a change at Hastings.