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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

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.

Hotels near Eastbourne train station

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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 HastingsSouthern23:221On time
to BrightonSouthern00:071On time
to HastingsSouthern00:253On time
to London VictoriaSouthern04:561FScheduled
to London VictoriaSouthern05:203Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London VictoriaSouthern23:171On time
from London VictoriaSouthern23:573Late
from OreSouthern00:021On time
from BrightonSouthern00:122On time
from London VictoriaSouthern00:193On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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