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Trains to Lewes

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:30 - 20:45
    Saturday 06:30 - 20:20
    Sunday 06:55 - 19:15
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer Service Notes :

    Call Southern Customer Services on 03451 272920

    Please visit www.southernrailway.com/cyclepolicy for Cycle Policy information

  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available :
  • Shops note : Photo booth, station bookshop, and a dry cleaners


  • Toilets available :
  • Toilets description : Toilets located on Platform 2 & 3
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :


  • Wifi available :
  • Web kiosk : False


  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    EverydayOpen 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park - There is currently a waiting list for car parking tickets. Please visit the station ticket office to enquire about the waiting list.
  • Car parking spaces : 307
  • Car parking charges :
    Three Monthly£269.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 215
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location :

    Cycle Hub in main car park,access via the Key.


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Step-free access from main entrance to ticket office. Passenger-operated lift access to platforms 1,4 and 5. Steep ramp access to platforms 2 and 3 (to London / Seaford / Eastbourne).

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • 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.

Trains to Lewes


Station Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2UP
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:30 - 20:45
Saturday 06:30 - 20:20
Sunday 06:55 - 19:15