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

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Eastbourne to Ashford International

$37 - $55

Cheapest option

Bus, line 304 bus, line 5 bus  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Eastbourne Town Centre, Cornfield Road (Hyde Gardens) to Silverhill, Chatham Road (Rochester Road)
  2. Take the line 304 bus from Silverhill, Asda to Hawkhurst, British Legion Hall 304 / ...
  3. Take the line 5 bus from Hawkhurst, Ockley Road to Maidstone, Hayle Road (College Road) 5

$22

3 alternative options

Bus, line 7 bus  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Eastbourne Town Centre, Gildredge Road (Ivy Terrace) to Heathfield, Fire Station (Police Station) 51 / ...
  2. Take the line 7 bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Maidstone, Terrace Road (White Rock Place) 6 / ...

$22

Taxi  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take a taxi from Eastbourne to Maidstone 44.2 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Eastbourne to Maidstone 44.2 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Eastbourne to Maidstone is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 1 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Eastbourne to Maidstone is to taxi which costs £90 - £110 and takes 1 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Eastbourne to Maidstone. However, there are services departing from Eastbourne Town Centre, Gildredge Road (Ivy Terrace) and arriving at Maidstone, Terrace Road (White Rock Place) via Heathfield, Fire Station (Police Station) and Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Eastbourne to Maidstone. However, there are services departing from Eastbourne and arriving at Maidstone East via Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 2 min.

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The distance between Eastbourne and Maidstone is 36 miles. The road distance is 44.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Eastbourne to Maidstone without a car is to train which takes 2 h 2 min and costs £29 - £45.

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It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to get from Eastbourne to Maidstone, including transfers.

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Eastbourne to Maidstone bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Eastbourne, depart from Eastbourne Town Centre, Gildredge Road (Ivy Terrace) station.

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Eastbourne to Maidstone train services, operated by Southern, depart from Eastbourne station.

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The best way to get from Eastbourne to Maidstone is to train which takes 2 h 2 min and costs £29 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus and line 7 bus, which costs £18 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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Eastbourne to Maidstone bus services, operated by Arriva Kent & Surrey, arrive at Maidstone, Terrace Road (White Rock Place) station.

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Eastbourne to Maidstone train services, operated by Southern, arrive at Ashford International station.

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Map of how to get from Eastbourne to Maidstone.
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  • Distance: 36.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 2 min

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

Southern operates a train from Eastbourne to Maidstone hourly. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Eastbourne to Maidstone via Heathfield, Fire Station (Police Station) and Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial in around 3 h 8 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Eastbourne
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Eastbourne Town Centre, Gildredge Road (Ivy Terrace) to Heathfield, Fire Station (Police Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Cuckmere Buses
Phone
01323 870920
Email
info@cuckmerebuses.org.uk
Website
cuckmerebuses.org.uk
Bus from Eastbourne Town Centre, Gildredge Road (Ivy Terrace) to Heathfield, Fire Station (Police Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
cuckmerebuses.org.uk
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Maidstone, Terrace Road (White Rock Place)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Hawkhurst, Ockley Road to Maidstone, Hayle Road (College Road)
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach in Hastings
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Eastbourne Town Centre, Cornfield Road (Hyde Gardens) to Silverhill, Chatham Road (Rochester Road)
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Silverhill, Asda to Hawkhurst, British Legion Hall
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Eastbourne to Maidstone
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Sussex Cars Eastbourne
Phone
+44 1323 726726
Website
726726.co.uk
Mini Bus Taxi
Phone
+44 7944 422074
Website
airporttaxieastbourne.co.uk

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