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.
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.
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 has one car park on Junction Road. The car park has 331 spaces, with 10 disabled spaces.
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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.
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.
Yes, there are toilets available to use 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.