Rye travel guide

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You're Going to Love Rye

With a population of 4.288, Rye is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. Consider staying at least one whole day in Rye to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Rye

If you’re looking for affordable options, Webbe's at The Fish Cafe (17 Tower Street) and The Ambrette at Rye (6 High Street) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Marco's Mediterranean Kitchen (6 High St) and The Oak, Rye Foreign (The Oak, Rye Foreign Rye Road) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Rye.

When to visit Rye

Rye in August
Estimated hotel price
£95
1 night at 3-star hotel
Rye in August
Estimated hotel price
£95
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Rye

Plane

Although Rye doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), which is located 68 km from Rye. The shortest domestic flight to Rye departs from Edinburgh and takes around 1h 20m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Rye, followed by Eurostar. The train journey from Rye to Bishop's Stortford takes 0h 35m and costs around £21 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Birmingham, expect to pay about £14 for a 1h 33m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Rye is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 85 km from Rye. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Rye, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Leicester, the bus ride to Rye takes 209 km and will cost you around £9. From Bristol, the ticket costs about £5 for a journey of 209 km.

Plane

Although Rye doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), which is located 68 km from Rye. The shortest domestic flight to Rye departs from Edinburgh and takes around 1h 20m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Rye, followed by Eurostar. The train journey from Rye to Bishop's Stortford takes 0h 35m and costs around £21 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Birmingham, expect to pay about £14 for a 1h 33m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Rye is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 85 km from Rye. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Rye, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Leicester, the bus ride to Rye takes 209 km and will cost you around £9. From Bristol, the ticket costs about £5 for a journey of 209 km.

Airlines serving Rye

Lufthansa
Good (4,684 reviews)
KLM
Good (837 reviews)
SWISS
Good (956 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,653 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,234 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,565 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (484 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,604 reviews)
Air France
Good (985 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,105 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,411 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,994 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,028 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (228 reviews)
Finnair
Good (851 reviews)
LOT
Good (680 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (799 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (933 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,176 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (841 reviews)
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Where to stay in Rye

Average rates range from around £148 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £166 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Rye

Most booked hotels in Rye

Mermaid Inn
3 stars
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
£128+
The George Inn
5 stars
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
£124+
The George In Rye
4 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
£140+
The Ship Inn
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
£103+
The Lookout Rye
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
£100+
The River Haven Hotel
3 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
£97+

Hiring a car in Rye

Hiring a car in Rye costs £29 per day, on average.

Expect to pay £1.48 per litre in Rye (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.65 and £23.54. The most frequently booked car type in Rye is Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Nissan Juke or similar) is, on average, 64% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Rye costs £29 per day, on average.

Expect to pay £1.48 per litre in Rye (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.65 and £23.54. The most frequently booked car type in Rye is Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Nissan Juke or similar) is, on average, 64% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.