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Trade in the city for the dramatic white cliffs of the south coast with our direct trains to Eastbourne. From contemporary art to the beautiful Victorian pier, this classic British seaside town has something for everyone.

If you’re thinking of a trip out to the south coast, there are plenty of reasons to make Eastbourne your destination of choice. Idyllic coastline, sweeping countryside and a number of great tourist attractions make Eastbourne much more than just a seaside resort – and a perfect change of pace from big city life.

Why not visit Towner Eastbourne who are hosting the UK’s best known visual arts award, the Turner Prize 2023, from 28th September 2023 to 14th April 2024. The Turner Prize is also a major part of Towner’s centenary celebrations.

We’ve made getting to Eastbourne a piece of cake too, with regular and direct services taking around 90 minutes from London. Whether its traditional seaside fanfare, interesting landmarks or stunning walks and scenery that you’re after, Eastbourne offers you a relaxing getaway destination that’s easy to get to and won’t break the bank.

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Getting to Eastbourne

So, why pick us for your journey? Well, we know travelling out to the coast can be hard work if you don’t get it right – particularly if you’re heading out of London - which is why we’ve made getting to Eastbourne simple with our regular trains running each and every day. Leaving from London Victoria? Our direct service will have you in Eastbourne in just under an hour and a half on average. How about a trip from Brighton? We’ll get you there in typically just under 40 minutes.

From 21 May 2023, improvements to our timetable include a new off-peak Brighton to Eastbourne service which, with other changes, doubles the number of journey options to four per hour – two direct and two with a connection.

We’ve also got some great ways to make your train fare even more affordable. Railcard holders will save up to 1/3 on their fare. And if you can travel on Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak services, you can benefit from cheaper tickets. If it’s a family day out, check to see if your kids can travel for £2. Likewise, GroupSave can offer money off group bookings of 3-9 adults.

Put simply: you can enjoy stress-free, easy and affordable Eastbourne days out with Southern.

Find out more about facilities at Eastbourne station.