Trains to Littlehampton arrive along the banks of the picturesque River Arun before pulling up a ten-minute walk away from the seafront, best reached with a charming riverside wander. The station building itself is a largely glass structure and a typical day sees over 128 trains pass along the tracks.
Since the 1760s, Littlehampton has been a popular choice for holidaymakers drawn to the town by its waterside tranquillity and the ever-popular pastime of sea bathing. The arrival of rail in 1863 expanded the town's appeal as working-class day-trippers from London replaced upper-class tourists, and by the mid-1930s over 250,000 tourists were visiting each year.
Fittingly, the town's motto is 'Progress'. Famous painters and poets have flocked to Littlehampton, including Lord Byron, Shelley and Constable, who no doubt turned up with their swimmers on. With two award-winning beaches and award-winning architecture - including the Stage by the Sea and East Beach Cafe - the promenade is the place to be for visitors. Be sure to keep an eye out for the longest bench in Britain; opened to the public in 2010, it can host over 300 bums. Check out our dedicated guide to the best beaches near London by train for more information on Littlehampton beach.
|Weekdays||05:50 - 19:15|
|Saturday||06:30 - 19:55|
|Sunday||08:10 - 19:45|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Shops note||Passport Photo Booth|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Nearest station with more facilities|
|Customer Service notes|
Call Southern Customer Services on 03451 272920
|Customer help points||Unavailable|
|Everyday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Car parking spaces||40|
|Cycle storage spaces||82|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
In Car Park
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
Step-free access to platforms.
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Please contact local taxi companies, details of which can be found at www.traintaxi.co.uk
Littlehampton station is accessible from Terminus Road with the ticket hall entered on either side, with the ticket kiosks in the centre and the toilets back and to the left of the hall. All four platforms are found beyond the ticket barriers, with step-free access throughout. There is a car park outside the station, which includes a large cycle storage rack.