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Completely rebuilt in 2004, Hastings station sits less than half a mile from the front in this historic seaside town. It was thanks to the coming of the railway and the construction of the original station in 1851 that Hastings reached its peak as a fashionable resort in the Victorian era, although it had long been known for the reputed health-giving properties of its seawater. Now, within a few minutes' walk of the station visitors can reach the beach and amusements along the seafront or explore the Old Town with its narrow streets and characterful shops and pubs. There are also two funicular cliff railways, West Hill and East Hill, carrying passengers up to enjoy the views. Though the town is so closely connected with the famous Battle of Hastings in 1066, the actual site is a few miles away at Battle Abbey. In the town itself, you can still visit the ruined 11th century castle – the first built by William the Conqueror after the Norman Conquest.

Find out more about trains to Hastings.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Being staffed may mean there is only staff in the ticket office, who may not always be available to assist - booking is recommended
DayOpening Hours
Everyday05:50 - 20:30
Weekdays05:50 - 20:30
Saturday 05:50 - 20:30
Sunday 05:50 - 20:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property phone number0345 322 7021
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes


Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorMeteor Parking Ltd
Car parking spaces75
Carpark charges
Six Monthly£453.00
Three Monthly£227.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces36
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
outside station, car park
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Ticket Office and Car Park are step free. Access to all platforms via Lift.

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

Accessible taxis are available

Hastings has four platforms in total, all accessed through the main concourse, where there is also a small cafe and WHSmith. You can reach platforms 3 and 4 over the pedestrian bridge using stairs or a lift. Outside is a pay-and-display car park, a taxi rank, bus stops for connections into town and further afield and cycle racks with space for 31 bikes.

Departures and arrivals from Hastings

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Hastings station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Ashford InternationalSouthern16:283Late
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern16:503On time
to OreSouthern16:553On time
to BrightonSouthern16:572On time
to EastbourneSouthern17:092On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from BrightonSouthern16:432On time
from London VictoriaSouthern16:543On time
from London Charing CrossSoutheastern17:004On time
from Ashford InternationalSouthern17:082On time
from BrightonSouthern17:193On time
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