There are 5 ways to get from Bournemouth to Eastbourne by train, bus or car

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Train South Western Railway  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Eastbourne

$68 - $104

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Bus  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Eastbourne National Express

$13 - $17

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Brighton
  3. Take the train from Brighton to Eastbourne

$55 - $127

Bus via Chichester, Bus Station  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station to Chichester, Bus Station 206 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Littlehampton, Anchor Springs to Brighton, Churchill Square (Marks and Spencer) 700|Coastliner

$34 - $37

Drive  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Eastbourne 118.2 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Eastbourne is to bus which costs £10 - £14 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Eastbourne is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2 h 6 min.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Eastbourne is 95 miles. The road distance is 118.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to get from Bournemouth to Eastbourne, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road station and arriving at Eastbourne. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bournemouth to Eastbourne. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth and arriving at Eastbourne via Clapham Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 46 min.

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The nearest airport to Eastbourne is Lydd (LYX) Airport which is 31.4 miles away. Other nearby airports include London Gatwick (LGW) (33.3 miles), London City (LCY) (52.1 miles), London Heathrow (LHR) (58.4 miles) and London Stansted (STN) (77.9 miles).

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  • Distance: 95.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 46 min

What companies run services between Bournemouth, England and Eastbourne, England?

You can take a train from Bournemouth to Eastbourne via Clapham Junction in around 3 h 46 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Bournemouth to Eastbourne once daily. Tickets cost $13 - $17 and the journey takes 4 h 25 min.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Bournemouth to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Clapham Junction to Eastbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Brighton to Eastbourne
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $29
Advanced Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $60
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Eastbourne
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth Station to Chichester, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Littlehampton, Anchor Springs to Brighton, Churchill Square (Marks and Spencer)
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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