Travelling to and From Worthing

Published: 23rd June 2009
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Worthing is located on the South Coast of England, 60 miles (100km) south of London and 11 miles )16Km) west of Brighton. It is well served by major road, rail and coach links as well as being close to several international airports.





Travelling By Air

The nearest airport to Worthing is London Gatwick. Being London's second airport, it has flights connecting to many cities all over the world as well as throughout Europe and the United Kingdom. It is 35 miles from Worthing and can be reached by road, rail or National Express coach services via Brighton & Hove.



Southampton Airport is 53 miles away and has flights going mainly to UK and European destinations. There are no easy coach or rail services, so the airport is usually reached by road.



Heathrow Airport, the UK's busiest international airport is further away at 60 miles but offers extensive connections with major cities all around the world. If travelling by road or by National Express coach services during peak hours sufficient time should be allowed for holdups on the M25. To go by train, it is necessary to change in London and take the Heathrow Express from Paddington.



Right on Worthing's doorstep is Shoreham Airport. Although in the past, there have been services to the north of France and Channel islands, unfortunately there are currently no scheduled flights into or out of from Shoreham Airport.



Travelling By Train

Worthing's main Railway Station is a short distance from the town centre and together with its other four stations: East Worthing, West Worthing, Durrington-on-Sea and Goring-by-Sea, it is on the West Coastway line.



Worthing is mainly served by Southern Railways and direct services are available to Brighton, London Victoria, London Bridge, Gatwick Airport, Portsmouth and Southampton. The journey time from London is approximately 84 minutes. First Great Western also run occasional services further afield.



Travelling By Bus

There are several bus companies operating services from to/from Worthing. Longer distance routes are available from National Express Coaches for example between Worthing and London Victoria Coach Station. Stagecoach is the main local bus company operating around the town and offers connections with towns along the South Coast. Other local services around Sussex are available from Brighton and Hove Buses, Compass Buses and Metro Bus.



Travelling By Car

The major routes for Worthing are the A27 and A24. The A27 / A259, the main south coast routes connect to Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne, Hastings, Folkestone and Dover in the East and Chichester and then by the M27 to Portsmouth and Southampton to the west. The A24 runs north via Horsham and Dorking to the M25 and then by Leatherhead into London. The A23 that links Brighton & Hove to the A25 and London is in easy reach by the A27. During peak hours, there are a number of traffic hotspots with high levels of congestion, time should be allowed when travelling around Worthing on the A27 and along the coast on the A259.



Travelling By Ferries

Not far away is the ferry port of Newhaven from where LD Lines / Transmanche Ferries offer services to Dieppe in Northern France.



David Taylor - CityLocal Worthing

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