Southampton to Eastbourne by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:52
  • Last train
    23:12
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 30m

Travelling from Southampton to Eastbourne by train

Fast trains from Southampton to Eastbourne take around 2 hours and 30 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 117 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Southampton and Eastbourne.

Are there direct trains from Southampton to Eastbourne?

Journeys between Southampton and Eastbourne usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 41 departures on the route from Southampton to Eastbourne every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 42 departures.

How long is the train journey from Southampton to Eastbourne?

The Southampton to Eastbourne train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 30 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Southampton to Eastbourne train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Eastbourne is usually scheduled to depart Southampton around 04:52 and the last train is around 23:12. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Southampton around 06:26, and the last at 22:58.

When to book Southampton to Eastbourne train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Southampton to Eastbourne by train.

Which train companies operate between Southampton and Eastbourne?

More than one train company operates on the route from Southampton to Eastbourne, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southern

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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