Travelling to the Festival

Travel and Parking at the Eastbourne Beer Festival

Easiest Access Routes to get to the Festival

Thinking about coming to the Beer Festival? We have lots of easy parking options along with frequent public transport services, making your travel to and from the festival as simple as possible.

By Train

Getting to Beer & Cider by the Sea by rail

Good news, the train station is only a 15 minute walk from the venue.

Head out of the main entrance and straight down Terminus Road towards the town centre. You will see Barclays Bank ahead of you and HSBC on your right, turn right at HSBC on to Cornfield Road. Walk straight on, ahead is the David Salmon furniture shop, keeping this on your right walk down Cornfield Terrace until you reach the Devonshire Park Theatre.

Keeping the theatre on your right continue down Compton Road and past The Stage Door Pub on your right, past the Winter Garden (currently undergoing renovation) and ahead of you on the right is the Welcome Building.

Southern Rail

By Car

Parking for the Festival

Eastbourne has plenty of on-street parking situated along the seafront and in the town centre (parking charges apply). Alternatively the Trinity Place car park is a  short walk from the Welcome Building. The NCP car park is open 24 hours so you are able to leave your car overnight. 


Please remember, do not drink and drive.

NCP Trinity Place, BN21 3BZ
6am - 9pm

up to 1 hour £1.90
1-2 hours - £2.90
2-3 hours - £3.90
3-4 hours - £4.30
4-24 hours - £5.30

Evening rate 5pm-2am £2.50

NCP Car Park 

By Bus

Eastbourne Buses

All of the Eastbourne Stagecoach buses will stop at the bus terminal in the town centre (Terminus Road). The Wave 99 bus from Hastings will stop at Eastbourne Pier and the number 3/3A towards Meads will stop along Devonshire Place, Compton Street or Silverdale Road.

If you catching any of the number 12 Coaster buses (12, 12A, 12X)  from Brighton, you can either get off in the town centre, The Winter Gardens or Eastbourne Pier.

Bus Times

By Taxi

Travelling by taxi? Here are a few Eastbourne taxi numbers should you need them:

01323 726726

01323 746746 

01323 720720

By Bicycle

Cycling to the event?

If you are cycling to the festival from the East of the Pier, there will be cycle paths along the promenade of the seafront. Past Eastbourne Pier please cycle on the road. The nearest bike racks to venue are at Eastbourne's Lifeboat Museum on the seafront.

Other Car Parks

College Road, BN21 4JJ
8am - 6pm (Free after 6pm)
0-2 hours - £1.40
2-4 hours - £2.60
4-8 hours - £4.80

Hyde Gardens, BN21 4PN
8am - 6pm - Max stay 2 hours
Up to 30 mins - £1.00
Up to 1 hour £2.00
Up to 2 hours £3.00