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Arriving into Lewes station you could be forgiven for thinking you'd turned up in a large Victorian greenhouse, with its high glass roof and ornate gallery. The design dates back to 1889, but it wasn't the original station. Trains first came to this thriving town seven miles from Brighton in the South Downs in 1846, and there was also another station built on this site in 1857. With over 2.5m passengers annually, Lewes station is a busy commuter and tourist hub on the East Coastway Line with two trains per hour to London Victoria plus services to Brighton, Eastbourne and Ashford International, and Seaford on a branch line. Many of the visitors come around 5 November each year, as the town is perhaps best known for hosting one of the country's largest and most famous bonfire night celebrations. Lewes is also one of a handful of towns in the UK to have its own currency - 1 Lewes Pound is equivalent to £1 sterling - to help encourage local trade.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:30:00 until 20:00:00
  • Saturday open from 06:30:00 until 20:00:00
  • Sunday open from 07:30:00 until 19:15:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Mobile coffee vendor - open during weekday mornings between 06:00 and 09:00.
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
This is a Category B2 station: Steep ramp to platforms 2 and 3 (to London / some trains to Seaford / Eastbourne). Ramp is over 400m long and above 1:10 gradient). Lifts to all other platforms. Assistance Meeting Point is the Ticket Office.
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park - There is currently a waiting list for car parking tickets. Please visit the station ticket office to enquire about the waiting list.
Carpark operatorSaba UK - www.sabaparking.co.uk/southern-railway
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces236
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Cycle Hub in main car park, access via the Key.
Cycle storage notesThere is cycle storage available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Lewes station is served by a taxi rank or a cab office. Check availability before travelling, and pre-book if necessary. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.
Lewes Station has five platforms. Trains to London usually depart from platform 2, eastbound services go from platforms 1 and 3, and Brighton trains depart from platform 4. The town centre is about five minutes' walk away, and there are bus stops and a taxi rank directly outside the main entrance on Station Road. The main pay-and-display car park is behind the station on Pinwell Road with an entrance on to platform 1. There are cycle racks in the car park and on platform 3.

Departures and arrivals from Lewes

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Lewes station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to HastingsSouthern22:234On time
to HastingsSouthern22:263On time
to HastingsSouthern22:353On time
to HastingsSouthern22:46Scheduled
to HastingsSouthern23:011Late
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London VictoriaSouthern22:214On time
from London VictoriaSouthern22:263On time
from London VictoriaSouthern22:343On time
from London VictoriaSouthern22:45Scheduled
from London VictoriaSouthern23:011Late
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