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

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Train  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Maidstone East to Ashford International
  2. Take the train from Ashford International to Eastbourne

$38 - $58

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Line 7 bus, line 252 bus, line 51 bus  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the line 7 bus from Maidstone West station to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial 7 / ...
  2. Take the line 252 bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Heathfield, Streatfield Road 252 / ...
  3. Take the line 51 bus from Heathfield, Streatfield Road to Eastbourne Town Centre, station 51 / ...

Line 7 bus, bus  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the line 7 bus from Maidstone West station to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial 7 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Uckfield, station
  3. Take the bus from Uckfield, station to Eastbourne Town Centre, station 54

Taxi  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Take a taxi from Maidstone to Eastbourne 44.6 miles

$110 - $150

Drive  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Maidstone to Eastbourne 44.6 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Maidstone to Eastbourne is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 1 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Maidstone to Eastbourne is to taxi which costs £90 - £110 and takes 1 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Maidstone station to Eastbourne station. However, there are services departing from Maidstone West station and arriving at Eastbourne Town Centre, station via Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial and Heathfield, Streatfield Road. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Maidstone to Eastbourne. However, there are services departing from Maidstone East and arriving at Eastbourne via Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 33 min.

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The distance between Maidstone and Eastbourne is 36 miles. The road distance is 44.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Maidstone to Eastbourne without a car is to train which takes 2 h 33 min and costs £29 - £45.

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It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to get from Maidstone to Eastbourne, including transfers.

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Maidstone to Eastbourne bus services, operated by Arriva Kent & Surrey, arrive at Maidstone West station.

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

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The best way to get from Maidstone to Eastbourne is to train which takes 2 h 33 min and costs £29 - £45. Alternatively, you can line 7 bus and line 252 bus and line 51 bus, which costs and takes 4 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Maidstone to Eastbourne.
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  • Distance: 36.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 33 min

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

You can take a train from Maidstone to Eastbourne via Ashford International in around 2 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Maidstone to Eastbourne via Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial and Heathfield, Streatfield Road in around 4 h 2 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Maidstone West station to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach in Eastbourne
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Heathfield, Streatfield Road
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Heathfield, Streatfield Road to Eastbourne Town Centre, station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Uckfield, station to Eastbourne Town Centre, station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company
Phone
01273 886200
Email
info@buses.co.uk
Website
buses.co.uk
Bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Uckfield, station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
buses.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Maidstone to Eastbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575656
Website
startaxismedway.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk

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Maidstone to Eastbourne bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Eastbourne, arrive at Eastbourne Town Centre, station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Maidstone to Eastbourne is 45 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 6 min to drive from Maidstone to Eastbourne.

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