Lewes travel guide

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You're Going to Love Lewes

With a population of 16,479, Lewes is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom.

Where to Eat in Lewes

If you’re looking for affordable options, Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Lewes (56 Cliffe High St) and Castle Chinese Restaurant (162 High Street) are great picks.

When to visit Lewes

Lewes in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lewes in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Lewes


Although Lewes doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to London All airports (LON), which is located 71 km from Lewes. The shortest flight to Lewes from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 27h.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Lewes, followed by Avanti West Coast. The train journey from Lewes to Bristol takes 1h 32m and costs around $49 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Nottingham, expect to pay about $64 for a 1h 46m trip. Located 5 km from the city centre, Lewes Southease Church (Bus) is the busiest station in Lewes. Another popular train station is Lewes Cooksbridge, Sussex, located 3 km from the centre.


Another option to get to Lewes is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 70 km from Lewes. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lewes, including National Express, FlixBus and Megabus. From Cambridge, the bus ride to Lewes takes 193 km and will cost you around $20. From Bristol, the ticket costs about $8 for a journey of 209 km.

Airports near Lewes

Airlines serving Lewes

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British Airways
Good (3,395 reviews)
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Turkish Airlines
Good (2,058 reviews)
Air France
Good (820 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,221 reviews)
Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
Good (396 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (3,964 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (195 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (723 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (751 reviews)
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Etihad Airways
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Where to stay in Lewes

From 5-star hotels such as the Beechwood B&B to great affordable options like the The Blacksmiths Arms, Lewes offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $152 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $274 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Lewes

Most booked hotels in Lewes

The Grand Brighton
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
Leonardo Hotel Brighton
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
Travelodge Brighton Seafront
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
The Old Ship Hotel
Good (7.3, Good reviews)
Royal Albion Hotel
Okay (5.9, Okay reviews)

Hiring a car in Lewes

Expect to pay $3.23 per litre in Lewes (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $38.71 and $51.61. The most frequently booked car type in Lewes is Intermediate (Nissan Qashqai or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Fiat 500 or similar) is, on average, 73% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.