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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:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:30 - 20:45
Saturday 06:30 - 20:20
Sunday 06:55 - 19:15
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops notePhoto booth, station bookshop, and a dry cleaners
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Toilets notesToilets located on Platform 2 & 3
Baby changeAvailable
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Call Southern Customer Services on 03451 272920

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
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.
Car parking spaces307
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£269.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces215
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

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

Step-free accessWhole 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 accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
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.

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 VictoriaSouthern15:302Late
to Seaford (Sussex)Southern15:303On time
to BrightonSouthern15:434On time
to HastingsSouthern15:473On time
to OreSouthern15:571On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from BrightonSouthern15:283On time
from OreSouthern15:292Late
from Seaford (Sussex)Southern15:414On time
from BrightonSouthern15:473On time
from London VictoriaSouthern15:561On time
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