It takes an average of 1h 38m to travel from London to Eastbourne by train, over a distance of around 54 miles (87 km). There are normally 46 trains per day travelling from London to Eastbourne and tickets for this journey start from £6 when you book in advance.
From 1h 23m
54 miles (87 km)
46 trains per day
Direct trains available
Fancy a day on the beach or weekend away in Eastbourne and want to get there by train? You've come to the right place!
The train from London to Eastbourne usually takes 1 hour and 33 minutes, but can take just 1 hour and 22 minutes on the fastest services. You'll be travelling direct on this route with Southern – their trains offer comfortable seating, space for luggage and, on most services, free WiFi.
Whether you’re heading for a day out at Eastbourne beach or a hike in the South Downs National Park, use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to book trains to Eastbourne and search for cheap ticket prices – we’ll show you how much you can save on your train tickets if you travel Off-Peak or use a Railcard.
Why not start a search for cheap train tickets from London to Eastbourne with us today? If you want to find out more, keep reading for FAQs and money-saving tips.
The average journey time by train between London and Eastbourne is 1 hour and 38 minutes, with around 46 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from London to Eastbourne is 1 hour and 23 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London to Eastbourne can start from as little as £6 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Eastbourne without having to change trains. There are 46 direct trains from London to Eastbourne each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from London to Eastbourne leaves at 04:32. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London to Eastbourne leaves at 00:02. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from London to Eastbourne cover a distance of around 54 miles (87 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Eastbourne to London.
If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for London to Eastbourne is right for you.
National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.
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