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Passengers arrive at a Falmer station that looks much as it did when it opened in 1890, with its solid brick station building and canopies above the platform, but the village it serves has changed beyond recognition in the past fifty years. Falmer, on the outskirts of Brighton, is the location of the University of Sussex and University of Brighton campuses, as well as the new Falmer Stadium, home of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club. Regular services to Falmer include trains to Brighton, Seaford, Lewes and Ore, via Hastings and Eastbourne. On match days, there are extra services to Falmer to and from Lewes and Brighton. Both university campuses and the stadium are within walking distance of the station, with the University of Sussex to the north and the University of Brighton to the south. The original village, built around a pond, is to the east of the station beyond the stadium.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:25 - 19:50
Saturday 06:25 - 19:50
Sunday 09:10 - 16:45
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities

The nearest station(s) with more facilities than Falmer are:

  • Brighton
  • Lewes
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

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

Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park - There is currently a waiting list for tickets. Please visit the station ticket office to enquire about the waiting list.
Car parking spaces13
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£207.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces56
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
station front
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Step-free access via side gate to each platform. Mobility-impaired passengers should book in advance. 1 step from street to Ticket Office, although can be accessed step-free via platform 2. Very long step-free route between platforms.

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

Accessible taxis to/from this station to/from the nearest accessible station can be arranged through Southern Assisted Travel - 08451 23 77 70. For other taxi journeys, contact local taxi companies, details of which can be found at www.traintaxi.co.uk.

The original station buildings house the ticket office and a small coffee shop, and leads onto platform 2 for eastbound services to Seaford, Ore and Lewes. Platform 1, for westbound services to Brighton, can be reached via a footbridge or the entrance on the stadium side of the station. There is a ramped second footbridge, which is outside the station barriers but offers step-free access to both platforms. Toilets are located on platform 2.

Departures and arrivals from Falmer

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Falmer station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to HastingsSouthern06:38On time
to Seaford (Sussex)Southern06:512On time
to BrightonSouthern06:521Late
to OreSouthern07:08On time
to BrightonSouthern07:091On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from BrightonSouthern06:37On time
from Seaford (Sussex)Southern06:511Late
from BrightonSouthern06:512On time
from BrightonSouthern07:07On time
from HastingsSouthern07:091On time
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