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There are 6 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to East Sussex by train, subway, bus, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Train, subway, line 98 bus  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 to London Paddington
  2. Take the subway from Paddington station to Victoria station
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to Polegate
  4. Take the line 98 bus from Polegate, Railway Station to Gingers Green, The Truggery 98

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Gatwick Airport London South National Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Polegate

$32 - $52

4 alternative options

Bus, train, line 98 bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross N9
  2. Take the train from London Charing Cross to Hastings
  3. Take the line 98 bus from Hastings Town Centre, station to Herstmonceux, The Brewers Arms 98

Bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Brighton National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brighton, North Street to Eastbourne Town Centre, station 12X - Coaster / ...

Drive  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to East Sussex 77.6 miles

$16 - $24

Towncar  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take a town car from London Heathrow Airport to East Sussex 77.6 miles

$180 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to East Sussex is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to East Sussex is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to East Sussex. However, there are services departing from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and arriving at Herstmonceux, The Brewers Arms via Brighton, North Street and Eastbourne Town Centre, Gildredge Road. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and East Sussex is 52 miles. The road distance is 77.6 miles.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to East Sussex without a car is to train and subway and line 98 bus which takes 3 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to East Sussex, including transfers.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to East Sussex bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to East Sussex bus services, operated by Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company, arrive at Eastbourne Town Centre, station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to East Sussex is 78 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 31 min to drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to East Sussex.

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There are 691+ hotels available in East Sussex. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to East Sussex.
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  • Distance: 51.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 54 min

What companies run services between London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England and East Sussex, England?

You can take a bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to East Sussex via Brighton, Brighton, North Street, Eastbourne Town Centre, station, and Eastbourne Town Centre, Gildredge Road in around 5 h 30 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London Victoria to Polegate
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Gatwick Airport to Polegate
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Hastings
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Polegate, Railway Station to Gingers Green, The Truggery
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hastings Town Centre, station to Herstmonceux, The Brewers Arms
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Gatwick Airport London South
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Brighton
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Website
nationalexpress.com
Oxford Bus Company
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Email
info@oxfordbus.co.uk
Website
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company
Phone
01273 886200
Email
info@buses.co.uk
Website
buses.co.uk
Bus from Brighton, North Street to Eastbourne Town Centre, station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
buses.co.uk
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Heathrow Airport to East Sussex
Estimated price
$180 - $260

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