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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:
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday 06:00 - 21:15
Sunday 06:40 - 21:15
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
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
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Please contact Customer Services on 08451 272920 or Station Supervisor at the information desk

Cycle restrictions on Southern trains from this station
0542 to London Bridge - cycles cannot be carried beyond Lewes
0624 to London Bridge - cycles cannot be carried beyond Lewes
0657 to Victoria - cycles cannot be carried beyond Lewes
0714 to London Bridge - cycles cannot be carried beyond Lewes
0732 to Victoria - cycles cannot be carried beyond Lewes
0747 to Brighton - cycles cannot be carried at all on this train
0757 to Victoria - cycles cannot be carried beyond Lewes
0804 to Brighton - cycles cannot be carried at all on this train
0818 to Victoria - cycles cannot be carried at all on this train
0845 to Brighton - cycles cannot be carried at all on this train
1709 to Ashford - cycles cannot be carried at all on this train
1740 to Ore - cycles cannot be carried at all on this train
1809 to Ashford - cycles cannot be carried at all on this train

Please visit www.southernrailway.com/cyclepolicy for more information

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Everyday04:00 - 01:30
Carpark nameStation Car Park. The car parking prices listed are for rail and season ticket holders only.
Car parking spaces331
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£288.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces238
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Stands at the front of the station and sheltered stands near the car park
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Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Level access to platforms and Ticket Office.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis to stations with steps only can be arranged through Southern Assisted Travel - 0800 138 1018. For other taxi journeys, contact local taxi companies, details of which can be found at www.traintaxi.co.uk.

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 HastingsSouthern17:161On time
to OreSouthern17:232On time
to London VictoriaSouthern17:353On time
to BrightonSouthern17:391On time
to Ashford InternationalSouthern17:521On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from BrightonSouthern17:121On time
from London VictoriaSouthern17:212Late
from HastingsSouthern17:321On time
from Ashford InternationalSouthern17:441On time
from London VictoriaSouthern17:533Late
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