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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, Tube, line 98 bus  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 to London Paddington
  2. Take the Tube from Paddington Underground Station to Victoria Underground Station
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to Polegate
  4. Take the line 98 bus from Polegate, Railway Station (Victoria Road) to Herstmonceux, Fiennes Road 98

$68 - $100

Cheapest option

Bus, line 31 bus, line 54 bus  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to London Gatwick Airport South 210 / ...
  2. Take the line 31 bus from Haywards Heath, Market Square to Uckfield, Bus Station 31
  3. Take the line 54 bus from Uckfield, Railway Station to Hailsham, High Street (Vicarage Fields Shopping Precinct) 54

$36 - $52

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to East Croydon Rail Station X26
  2. Take the train from East Croydon to Polegate

$37 - $53

Train, line 98 bus  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from London Charing Cross to Hastings
  2. Take the line 98 bus from Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station to Herstmonceux, The Brewers Arms 98

$42 - $58

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 - $250

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to East Sussex is to drive which costs £13 - £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 £13 - £19 and takes 1 h 31 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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It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to East Sussex, including transfers.

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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 21 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 London Gatwick Airport South, Gatwick Airport, Haywards Heath, Haywards Heath, Market Square, Uckfield, Bus Station, Uckfield, Railway Station, Hailsham, High Street (Vicarage Fields Shopping Precinct), and Hailsham, Tesco in around 4 h 36 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 East Croydon to Polegate
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
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 (Victoria Road) to Herstmonceux, Fiennes Road
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hastings Town Centre, Railway Station to Herstmonceux, The Brewers Arms
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to East Croydon Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
National Express
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
Compass Travel
Phone
01903 690025
Email
office@compass-travel.co.uk
Website
compass-travel.co.uk
Bus from Haywards Heath, Market Square to Uckfield, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
compass-travel.co.uk
Stagecoach in Eastbourne
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Uckfield, Railway Station to Hailsham, High Street (Vicarage Fields Shopping Precinct)
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Heathrow Airport to East Sussex
Estimated price
$180 - $250

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