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Eastbourne grew into a thriving coastal resort in the Victorian era, and in 1849 the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway constructed a much-needed railway link to cater for growing numbers of holidaymakers and day-trippers.

In some ways, little has changed – trains to Eastbourne still bring in crowds of visitors eager for some classic seaside fun. And as you head along the waterfront towards the bustling pier, you'll still see a succession of Victorian guesthouses facing out to sea. The station has history too. Dating back to 1886, it's a Grade II-listed building with a charming clock tower and spire. Its former goods shed has been claimed by Eastbourne's modern side, and now houses the Enterprise Shopping Centre. For more shopping, head down Terminus Road opposite the station to reach the town centre – or explore Eastbourne's underappreciated arts connections at the Towner Gallery, a 10-minute walk south down Gildredge Road and College Road.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:00:00 until 20:00:00
  • Saturday open from 05:50:00 until 20:00:00
  • Sunday open from 06:40:00 until 20:00:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at specific times. Please check at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Shops noteFlower stall Hairdresser Wide range of shops Passport Photo Booth
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Food outlet (Seating available)
ATM notes
Located on concourse
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
This is a Category A station: This station has step-free access to all platforms. Assistance Meeting Point is on the concourse.
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Assistance Meeting Point is on the concourse.
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park. The car parking prices listed are for rail and season ticket holders only.
Carpark operatorSaba UK - www.sabaparking.co.uk/southern-railway
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces248
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Stands at the front of the station and sheltered stands near the car park
Cycle storage notesThere is cycle storage available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Eastbourne station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

Trains to Eastbourne station

Eastbourne train station is mainly served by Southern trains, which connect Hastings to Eastbourne in 31m, Brighton to Eastbourne in 40m and London to Eastbourne in 1h 34m. Need more information on how to get to Eastbourne by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Eastbourne.

Eastbourne train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Eastbourne station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Eastbourne railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Eastbourne.

Eastbourne station is easy to navigate. There are four entrances to the station, all leading directly into the concourse, where you'll find shops and ticket counters. All three platforms are on ground level and are accessed through ticket gates on the concourse. Toilets, including disabled facilities, can be found by the rear entrance and there is a taxi rank and drop off point located at the back of the building.

Eastbourne train station parking

Eastbourne train station has one car park on Junction Road. The car park has 331 spaces, with 10 disabled spaces.

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Frequently asked questions

Is Eastbourne station open?

Eastbourne station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Eastbourne station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Eastbourne station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Eastbourne.

Are there toilets at Eastbourne station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Eastbourne station.

Are dogs allowed at Eastbourne station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Eastbourne station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from Eastbourne

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Eastbourne station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to OreSouthern04:491On time
to OreSouthern04:532On time
to OreSouthern05:101On time
to OreSouthern05:202On time
to OreSouthern05:372On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from BrightonSouthern05:332On time
from BrightonSouthern05:413On time
from BrightonSouthern06:093On time
from BrightonSouthern06:261On time
from BrightonSouthern06:353On time
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