The Southern network offers extensive coverage of West Sussex, putting many of the area’s historic sights, seaside charms and the South Downs within an easy journey from London Victoria or Brighton.
Our Mainline West line cuts across West Sussex from Gatwick Airport in the northeast to Littlehampton in the southwest. Travelling from London Victoria, you can get to Crawley in about 40 minutes, Horsham in 50, and Arundel in an hour and 20 minutes.
We also serve 17 stations along West Sussex’s south coast via our Coastway West and Mainline West lines. Reach Worthing in an hour and 15 minutes from London Victoria and Chichester in an hour and a half.
Things to do in West Sussex
Explore the South Downs
When you visit the South Downs National Park, you’re getting 1,600 km2 of panoramic views, peaceful rivers and towns rich in history and traditional English culture.
If you’re looking for an active weekend on your bike or on the hiking trails, look no further than Amberley. The South Downs Way national trail is just a few minutes’ walk from Amberley Station.
Arundel is another good point to explore. The historic town centre is just 10 minutes from the station and the Arundel Wetland Centre another 20 minutes beyond.
Travel back through British history
Fishbourne Roman Palace is just minutes from Fishbourne station. There you can see Roman Britain brought to life with recreated gardens, ruins and mosaics.
You could also make Chichester your base for explorations. The town’s 900-year-old cathedral is just half a mile from the station. And from there you can hop on the Route 99 bus and head to Petworth House, a 17th century National Trust mansion with one of the Trust’s best collections of art.