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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

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 London VictoriaSouthern19:562Late
to BrightonSouthern19:594Late
to Seaford (Sussex)Southern20:003On time
to OreSouthern20:091Late
to BrightonSouthern20:124On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from BrightonSouthern19:543Late
from EastbourneSouthern19:552Late
from OreSouthern19:584Late
from London VictoriaSouthern20:081Late
from Seaford (Sussex)Southern20:114On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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