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There are 4 ways to get from Crawley to Rye by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 53m

  1. Take the train from Haywards Heath to Eastbourne
  2. Take the train from Eastbourne to Rye

£20 - £54

3 alternative options

Train, line 100 bus  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Hastings
  2. Take the line 100 bus from Hastings Town Centre, station to Rye, Railway Station 100 / ...

£23 - £56

Bus, line 100 bus  •  4h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Polegate, Railway Station to Hastings Town Centre, station 98
  2. Take the line 100 bus from Hastings Town Centre, station to Rye, Railway Station 100 / ...

£23 - £44

Drive  •  1h 16m

  1. Drive from Crawley to Rye 51.9 miles

£7 - £12

Crawley to Rye by train

The train journey time between Crawley and Rye is around 2h 47m and covers a distance of around 64 miles. The fastest train normally takes 2h 25m. Operated by Thameslink and Southern Service, the Crawley to Rye train service departs from Three Bridges and arrives in Rye. Typically 108 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 47m
Fastest train time:
2h 25m
Train distance:
64 miles
Trains per week:
108
Cheapest price:
£20
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:55
Last train departs at:
23:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Crawley to Rye train schedules

Crawley → Rye
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The most affordable way to get from Crawley to Rye is to drive, which costs £7 - £12 and takes 1h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Crawley to Rye is to drive which costs £7 - £12 and takes 1h 16m.

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No, there is no direct train from Crawley to Rye. However, there are services departing from Three Bridges and arriving at Rye via Haywards Heath and Eastbourne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 53m.

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The distance between Crawley and Rye is 42 miles. The road distance is 51.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Crawley to Rye without a car is to train which takes 2h 53m and costs £19 - £55.

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It takes approximately 2h 53m to get from Crawley to Rye, including transfers.

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Crawley to Rye train services, operated by Southern Service, depart from Haywards Heath station.

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The best way to get from Crawley to Rye is to train which takes 2h 53m and costs £19 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus and line 100 bus, which costs £22 - £45 and takes 4h 51m.

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Crawley to Rye train services, operated by Southern Service, arrive at Rye station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Crawley to Rye is 52 miles. It takes approximately 1h 16m to drive from Crawley to Rye.

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Map of how to get from Crawley to Rye.
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  • Distance: 41.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 53m

What companies run services between Crawley, England and Rye, East Sussex, England?

You can take a train from Crawley to Rye via Haywards Heath and Eastbourne in around 2h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Crawley to Rye via Haywards Heath, Polegate, Polegate, Railway Station, and Hastings Town Centre, station in around 4h 51m.

Train operators
Southern Service
Phone
+44 3451 27 29 20
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Haywards Heath to Eastbourne
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £24
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£9 - £14
Anytime 1st Class
£18 - £24
Train from Eastbourne to Rye
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £22
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£6 - £10
Anytime 1st Class
£16 - £22
Train from Gatwick Airport to Hastings
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £45
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£16 - £23
Anytime 1st Class
£30 - £45
Bus operators
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hastings Town Centre, station to Rye, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Stagecoach South
Bus from Polegate, Railway Station to Hastings Town Centre, station
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £10
Website
Stagecoach South

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