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Rye station is the gateway to Camber Sands, a stunning beach on the East Sussex coastline. And it's easy to get from London to Camber Sands via Rye. Simply hop on a Southeastern service from London St Pancras to Ashford International. At Ashford, change on to a Southern service to Rye. The journey takes just between 1h 9m and 1h 15m, ideal if you want to escape London for a day on the beach!

Once you arrive at the station, you'll need to catch a bus to Camber Sands. The hourly 102 Wave bus service will take you right there; simply hop off at Camber Sands Holiday Park stop. The journey takes around 20 minutes. Be sure to check bus timetables before deciding which train to catch as you don't want to be left twiddling your thumbs at the station!

Use our Journey Planner to search for cheap tickets to Rye from London, and book a beach getaway to Camber Sands. Looking for more beaches to reach by train from London? Check out our dedicated guide to the best beaches near London by train.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday 05:40 - 19:05
Saturday 05:40 - 19:05
Sunday 08:10 - 15:45
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Food outlet (Seating available)
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
ToiletsUnavailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
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 pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces70
Carpark charges
Annual£413.00
Daily£2.70
Monthly£43.00
Off-peak£2.70
Three Monthly£111.00
Weekly£13.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces4
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
station front
Step-free accessWhole 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 accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
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

Rye train station is mainly served by Southern trains, which connect Eastbourne to Rye in 48m, Ashford International to Rye in 21m and London to Rye in 1h 6m.

Need more information on how to get to Rye by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Sussex.

How to get from Rye station to Camber Sands

Once you arrive at Rye station, you'll need to catch a bus to Camber Sands. The hourly 102 Wave bus service will take you right there; simply hop off at Camber Sands Holiday Park stop. The journey takes around 20 minutes. Be sure to check bus timetables before deciding which train to catch as you don't want to be left twiddling your thumbs at the station!

Rye train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Rye station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Rye railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Rye.

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.

Rye train station parking

Rye train station has one pay-and-display car park, which is located near the main entrance. Step-free access is available here, as well as throughout the whole station.

Hotels near Rye train station

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Frequently asked questions

Is Rye station open?

Rye station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Rye station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Rye station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Rye.

Are there toilets at Rye station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Rye station.

Are dogs allowed at Rye station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Rye station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

How do I get from Rye station to the beach?

The hourly 102 Wave bus service will take you right to the beach; simply hop off at Camber Sands Holiday Park stop. The journey takes around 20 minutes.

Departures and arrivals from Rye (Sussex)

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Rye (Sussex) station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to HastingsSouthern21:482On time
to Ashford InternationalSouthern21:48On time
to Ashford InternationalSouthern22:481On time
to HastingsSouthern22:492On time
to HastingsSouthern23:472On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Ashford InternationalSouthern21:462On time
from EastbourneSouthern21:47On time
from Ashford InternationalSouthern22:462On time
from HastingsSouthern22:481On time
from Ashford InternationalSouthern23:462On time
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