Travelling by coach takes a little longer than by train, but may save you a few bucks. There are two daily services to and from London/Victoria, taking between 2 1/2 and 4 hours, depending on the route. The coach will leave you at Queen's Road, close to the new town center. The railway station is also within walking distance.
Please note that for some reason, National Express states that the bus station is located at Queen's PARADE which I didn't found on any map. If you look for the southwestern end of Queen's ROAD you will find your bus station.
For further information about times and fares, echk out the web page below.
The train is the fastest way if not the cheapest to get to Hastings. The bus will take 7 hours with long stops in between and will save you 5 pounds or so. Catch the train SouthEastern from either Charing Cross, Victoria, or London Bridge station. The journey roughly takes two hours and short stops in between. You will arrive at Hastings station which is the last stop.
Return ticket: BP24.10. Usually it is an open ticket for 3 days as 3 or 4 trains run everyday depending on the season.
Hastings is connected to London by a reasonable service which takes either one hour 32 minutes or one hour 43 minutes. the rolling stock is fairly new and comfortanble. Trains depart London Charing Cross and call at London Bridge if that's more convenient for you.
You can plan your journey on the website provided.
I recently visited Hastings 1066 Country I used to got there when I was a girl beautiful place lovely people, I find it an absolute treasure down there, it always seems to be sunny. Getting around is easy to plenty of buses with stage coach trains running all the time to and fro to london and many more destinations. I must say however, I used swift cars the taxi private hire company they have a website for online booking www.swift-cars.co.uk and a friendly bunch of staff to talk to 01424 442884 it was a pleasure to use them as my transport and guide to the local area allowing many happy memories to come back to life once more. watch for more comments and reviews on what to do in sunny Hastings, Maybe that is why the people are so happy... The sun.
I used the local train to get to Hastings. When I arrived it was wonderful sunny day with blue sky as you can see here in the photo of the railway station.