Planning a sunny day out or weekend away in Hastings this summer and want to travel by train? Look no further.
The train from London to Hastings usually takes 1 hour and 49 minutes, but can take just 1 hour and 24 minutes on the fastest services. You can travel direct on this route with Southeastern or Southern. You'll find comfortable seating, space for luggage and, on most services, free WiFi as standard.
Whether you’re heading for a day out at Hastings beach or a trip to Smugglers Adventure, use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to book trains to Hastings 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.
So what are you waiting for? Search for cheap train tickets from London to Hastings in our Journey Planner today, or keep reading for FAQs and money-saving tips.
The average journey time by train between London and Hastings is 1 hour and 50 minutes, with around 137 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 Hastings is 1 hour and 24 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London to Hastings can start from as little as £2.70 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 Hastings without having to change trains. There are 137 direct trains from London to Hastings each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from London to Hastings leaves at 04:29. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London to Hastings leaves at 23:54. 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 Hastings cover a distance of around 54 miles (87 km) during the journey.
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 Hastings 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.
Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.
For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.