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Heathrow Airport to Eastbourne by train

It takes an average of 2h 42m to travel from Heathrow Airport to Eastbourne by train, over a distance of around 58 miles (93 km). There are normally 11 trains per day traveling from Heathrow Airport to Eastbourne and tickets for this journey start from $45.20 when you book in advance.

First train

07:20

Last train

23:06

Departure station

Heathrow Airport

Arrival station

Eastbourne

Journey time

From 2h 22m

Distance

58 miles (93 km)

Frequency

11 trains per day

Changes

2 changes

Price

From $45.20

Train operators

Thameslink, Southern

How to travel from Heathrow Airport to Eastbourne by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Heathrow Airport to Eastbourne? Look no further.

You'll usually find 11 trains per day running between Heathrow Airport and Eastbourne, which usually take 2 hours 42 minutes to complete the 93 km journey. It can take as little as 2 hours 22 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Eastbourne from Heathrow Airport, you'll just need to make 2 changes along the way.

You can save money on train tickets from Heathrow Airport to Eastbourne if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $45.20. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

FAQs for Heathrow Airport to Eastbourne

Want to know more about your journey from Heathrow Airport to Eastbourne? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Heathrow Airport to Eastbourne take?

The average journey time by train between Heathrow Airport and Eastbourne is 2 hours and 42 minutes, with around 11 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Heathrow Airport and Eastbourne by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Heathrow Airport to Eastbourne is 2 hours and 22 minutes.

How much does the train from Heathrow Airport to Eastbourne cost?

Train tickets from Heathrow Airport to Eastbourne can start from as little as $45.20 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Heathrow Airport to Eastbourne?

No, there are no direct train services from Heathrow Airport to Eastbourne. Travelling from Heathrow Airport to Eastbourne by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Heathrow Airport to Eastbourne leave?

The first train from Heathrow Airport to Eastbourne leaves at 07:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Heathrow Airport to Eastbourne leave?

The last train from Heathrow Airport to Eastbourne leaves at 23:06. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Heathrow Airport and Eastbourne by train?

Trains travelling from Heathrow Airport to Eastbourne cover a distance of around 58 miles (93 km) during the journey.

Cheap train tickets from Heathrow Airport to Eastbourne

Train tickets from Heathrow Airport to Eastbourne start at $45.20 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

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Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Heathrow Airport to Eastbourne is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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