How to get to Chichester and West Sussex from London.
West Sussex and the South Downs are virtually on London’s doorstep, so getting here couldn’t be simpler. In just 90 minutes you could have left the hustle and bustle of the capital far behind and passed through Gatwick, Horsham and Arundel. If it is light – enjoy the views of the South Downs too.
If you are planning to visit us by train, it pays to book in advance. Return travel with Southern Rail can cost as little as £10.
You can bring your bike on the train, but do be aware that at peak times i.e. between 07:00 and 10:00 and 16:00 and 19:00 Monday to Friday, Southern Rail won’t allow non-folding cycles to be carried on their main routes. For all other trains, regular cycles may be carried, although bike space is limited and cannot be reserved. For more information, visit the Southern Rail website. You may also want to check out the schedule of planned engineering works before you book, to ensure your journey is as smooth as possible.
The Arun Valley Community Rail Partnership’s online map will show you the connections around the County.
You’re here! The weekend relaxation begins. You’ll want to pack in as much as you can…
Visit Travel West Sussex and learn more on how simple it is getting around.
Your could hire bikes, a healthy option for your Weekend Break too.
Another way to discover everything the area has to offer is by a Discovery Ticket. This gives you unlimited bus travel for the day. It’s a great way to explore the South Downs National Park and the area beyond. You simply hop off at places en route during the day and hop back on the bus again.
For a detailed map of bus routes around the area, you can download the South Downs National Park Public Transport Guide here. I am going to mention one particular bus route here as it goes from Portsmouth all the way to Brighton!! It’s the No 700. OK, so with so many stops and 60 miles or so its not very quick, but its regular and a good option for sightseeing from!
Of course for pensioners you should also be able to get onto much of public transport for free or at a reduced rate too!
I hope this helps your travel arrangements. We can also organise bicycles to hire which will be here on your arrival, along with all the safety kit. So that is another option.
© Chichester Self Catering. 2016