Eastbourne travel guide

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You're Going to Love Eastbourne

With a population of 112,906, Eastbourne is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Eastbourne to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Eastbourne

If you’re looking for affordable options, Farm @ Friday Street (15, Friday Street, Langney) and Perch Princes Park (Royal Parade) are great picks.

When to visit Eastbourne

Eastbourne in April
Estimated hotel price
£53
1 night at 3-star hotel
Eastbourne in April
Estimated hotel price
£53
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Eastbourne

Plane

Although Eastbourne doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to London All airports (LON), which is located 87 km from Eastbourne. The shortest domestic flight to Eastbourne departs from Belfast and takes around 1h 15m.

Train

Eurostar is the most popular train carrier serving Eastbourne, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Eastbourne to Lille takes 1h 22m and costs around £39 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Birmingham, expect to pay about £26 for a 1h 28m trip. Located 0.5 km from the city centre, Eastbourne is the busiest station in Eastbourne. Another popular train station is Eastbourne Hampden Park, located 4 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Eastbourne is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 87 km from Eastbourne. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Europcar, among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Eastbourne, including National Express, FlixBus and Megabus. From Southampton, the bus ride to Eastbourne takes 153 km and will cost you around £8. From Southsea, the ticket costs about £9 for a journey of 179 km. The most popular bus station is Eastbourne Lower Willingdon, located 6 km from the city centre of Eastbourne. Eastbourne Church Street, Willingdon is also a commonly used station, and is 4 km from the city centre.

Plane

Although Eastbourne doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to London All airports (LON), which is located 87 km from Eastbourne. The shortest domestic flight to Eastbourne departs from Belfast and takes around 1h 15m.

Train

Eurostar is the most popular train carrier serving Eastbourne, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Eastbourne to Lille takes 1h 22m and costs around £39 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Birmingham, expect to pay about £26 for a 1h 28m trip. Located 0.5 km from the city centre, Eastbourne is the busiest station in Eastbourne. Another popular train station is Eastbourne Hampden Park, located 4 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Eastbourne is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 87 km from Eastbourne. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Europcar, among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Eastbourne, including National Express, FlixBus and Megabus. From Southampton, the bus ride to Eastbourne takes 153 km and will cost you around £8. From Southsea, the ticket costs about £9 for a journey of 179 km. The most popular bus station is Eastbourne Lower Willingdon, located 6 km from the city centre of Eastbourne. Eastbourne Church Street, Willingdon is also a commonly used station, and is 4 km from the city centre.

Airports near Eastbourne

Airlines serving Eastbourne

Lufthansa
Good (4,676 reviews)
KLM
Good (839 reviews)
SWISS
Good (941 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,749 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,172 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,445 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (471 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,597 reviews)
Air France
Good (976 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,100 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,937 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,352 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,231 reviews)
LOT
Good (672 reviews)
Finnair
Good (765 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,178 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (929 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (847 reviews)
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Where to stay in Eastbourne

From 5-star hotels such as the The Grand Hotel Eastbourne to great affordable options like the The View Hotel, Eastbourne offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around £96 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £164 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Eastbourne

Most booked hotels in Eastbourne

Cleavers Lyng 16th Century Country House
4 stars
Excellent (9.2, Excellent reviews)
£80+
The Chatsworth Hotel
5 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
£115+
The View Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
£75+
The Grand Hotel Eastbourne
5 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
£183+
Wellington Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
£74+
The Crown Hotel
3 stars
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
£74+

Hiring a car in Eastbourne

Hiring a car in Eastbourne costs £40 per day, on average.

Expect to pay £1.44 per litre in Eastbourne (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.19 and £22.92. The most frequently booked car type in Eastbourne is Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Smart Fortwo or similar) is, on average, 72% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Eastbourne costs £40 per day, on average.

Expect to pay £1.44 per litre in Eastbourne (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.19 and £22.92. The most frequently booked car type in Eastbourne is Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Smart Fortwo or similar) is, on average, 72% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.