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The London and Brighton Railway first brought trains to Hove, a charming Sussex seaside town close to Brighton, in 1840. The station has been at its current location since 1865, and its original buildings are still standing - though they're no longer used by the station, which got another ticket hall in 1893. Today Hove station serves day-trippers to the seaside and commuters, with regular services to Brighton, London Victoria, Southampton, Portsmouth and Bristol. It's also the closest station for the Sussex County Cricket Ground. Hove seafront is about twenty minutes' walk south of the station, passing George Street, where you'll find a number of independent shops and restaurants, and Hove Museum and Art Gallery on New Church Road. When you arrive at the sea, look out for the Western Lawns and Hove Lawns gardens, watersports hotspot Hove Lagoon, and the promenade that leads along the beach to Brighton.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:50 - 21:00
Saturday 05:50 - 21:00
Sunday 07:10 - 21:45
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops noteNews agent Flower stall
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATM notes
Located by the ticket office
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Nearest station with more facilities


Toilets notesMale and female toilets on platform 2; unisex toilet on platform 3.
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Call Southern Customer Services on 03451 272920

Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Car parking spaces112
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£282.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces116
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Station front
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Step-free access via passenger-operated lifts to all platforms. Step-free access to Ticket Office.

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

Please contact local taxi companies, details of which can be found at www.traintaxi.co.uk

The ticket hall is on Station Approach and opens onto platform 3, where there are toilets and a waiting room. To get to platforms 1 and 2 you need to use the subway, with lifts for step-free access. There is an information office, waiting room and toilets between platforms 1 and 2. The station car park has 112 spaces, and there is a taxi rank immediately outside the ticket hall beneath the canopy.

Departures and arrivals from Hove

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Hove station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to LittlehamptonSouthern18:313On time
to Southampton CentralSouthern18:353On time
to BrightonSouthern18:392On time
to BrightonSouthern18:472On time
to London VictoriaSouthern18:512On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London VictoriaSouthern18:303On time
from BrightonSouthern18:343On time
from LittlehamptonSouthern18:382On time
from Portsmouth & SouthseaSouthern18:462On time
from LittlehamptonSouthern18:512On time
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