Chester to Eastbourne by train

  • First train
    04:55
  • Last train
    22:32
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 11m
  • Distance
    346 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    12
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 12m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Chester to Eastbourne by train

Fast trains from Chester to Eastbourne take around 4 hours and 11 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 346 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Chester and Eastbourne.

1. Are there direct trains from Chester to Eastbourne?

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

We usually find around 23 departures on the route from Chester to Eastbourne every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 19 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Chester to Eastbourne?

The Chester to Eastbourne train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 11 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Chester to Eastbourne train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Eastbourne is usually scheduled to depart Chester around 04:55 and the last train is around 22:32. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Chester around 04:22, and the last at 21:26.

When to book Chester 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 Chester to Eastbourne by train.

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Which train companies operate between Chester and Eastbourne?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • London Underground
  • Southern
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

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 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.