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Trains to Rye

The railway arrived in Rye in 1851. Due to the station's relative obscurity, it narrowly survived the axe in the 60s, only to become one of the main stops on the Hastings-to-Ashford line. Built in the Italianate style, the station has an old-fashioned feel and unbelievably remained gas-lit well into the 1970s due to the impending threat of closure. Rye itself is one of the best-preserved medieval port towns in England. The ancient buildings and cobbled streets of this former smuggler hotspot are frequently used as backdrop for period dramas for film and TV. Today, Rye is less rebellious, having transitioned from a thriving fishing town in the 19th century to a mini-cultural capital with an abundance of art and photography galleries. The charming Mermaid Street, the opulent Norman church of St Mary's, and Camber Castle - built by Henry VIII and found in the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve - are all must-visits.

Station details & facilities

There are entrances on either side of Rye station. The main entrance leads into the concourse and to platform 2, with a ticket desk on the right hand side. There is also a small restaurant and a pay-and-display car park on this side of the building. A footbridge connects platform 2 to platform 1. Step-free access to platform 1 is via a pathway off Rope Walk.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday 05:40 - 19:05
    Saturday 05:40 - 19:05
    Sunday 08:10 - 15:45
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Station Buffet notes : Food outlet (Seating available)
  • Customer Service Notes :

    Cycle restrictions on Southern trains from this station
    0636 to Brighton - cycles cannot be carried beyond Eastbourne
    0745 to Brighton - cycles cannot be carried beyond Hastings

    Please visit www.southernrailway.com/cyclepolicy for more information

  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available : False



  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    EverydayOpen 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Car parking spaces : 70
  • Car parking charges :
    Three Monthly£111.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 4
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : station front


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

    Step-free access via side gate next to main entrance to Platform 2 (to Hastings).  Step-free access via long route through car park & via level crossing to Platform 1 (to Ashford).   

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
  • 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 - 08001381016 For other taxi journeys, contact local taxi companies, details of which can be found at www.traintaxi.co.uk.

Trains to Rye


Station Road, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7AB
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday 05:40 - 19:05
Saturday 05:40 - 19:05
Sunday 08:10 - 15:45