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

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Train via Clapham Junction  •  3 h 50 min

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

$69 - $110

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Bus  •  4 h 25 min

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

$13 - $18

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 15 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

$56 - $128

Bus via Chichester, Bus Station  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Chichester National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Littlehampton, Anchor Springs to Brighton, Churchill Square 700 - Coastliner

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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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 50 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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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Eastbourne without a car is to train which takes 3 h 50 min and costs £50 - £85.

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It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from Bournemouth to Eastbourne, including transfers.

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Bournemouth to Eastbourne bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road.

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Bournemouth to Eastbourne train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Bournemouth station.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Eastbourne is to train which takes 3 h 50 min and costs £50 - £85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £14 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Bournemouth to Eastbourne.
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  • Distance: 95.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 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 50 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Bournemouth to Eastbourne once daily. Tickets cost $13 - $18 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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
36 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 - $60
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
$14 - $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
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $60
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
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 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Chichester
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Littlehampton, Anchor Springs to Brighton, Churchill Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Website
Stagecoach South

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Bournemouth to Eastbourne bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Eastbourne station.

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Bournemouth to Eastbourne train services, operated by Southern, arrive at Eastbourne station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bournemouth to Eastbourne is 118 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to drive from Bournemouth to Eastbourne.

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