Public Transport

Travel to Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow

Discover the easiest way to travel to Airbourne, best places to park so you don't miss any of the action and keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel information live on Radio Airbourne.

By Bus

When travelling from Brighton, take the number 12A/ 12X service, this will terminate at the Arndale Centre, not the pier.

St Andrews Park & Bus (BN20 7RP) - Thursday - Sunday (limited spaces)

St Andrews School is operated by the Rotary Club of Eastbourne Sovereign and they take donations for parking on all four days. The Airbourne Flyer bus service operates only on Saturday & Sunday from this venue.

The Airbourne Flyer ticket can be used on all buses within Eastbourne Dayrider zone.
No other tickets to be accepted on Airbourne Parking and Bus Service other than the Airbourne Flyer.

The Airbourne Flyer service is not subject to the concessionary fares scheme, and concessionary passes will therefore not be accepted.

Car Parks in Eastbourne

The following information is correct at the time of publication. Eastbourne Borough Council cannot be held responsible for any changes in prices, opening times or information contained on this page.

Height restrictions may apply at some car parks.

Please note, normal seafront parking charges remain in force for the duration of the air show. Eastbourne Resident's Leisure Cards are not valid during Airbourne at Beachy Head and Eastbourne Car Parks.

Please see tariff information below.

Beachy Head Car Park & Viewing

Warren Hill Field and Dencher

For somewhere a bit different and unique, head to the Park n' View car park at Dencher, Beachy Head (near the pub), with views of some of the bigger flying displays as they take place over Eastbourne seafront*. Toilets and refreshments available. Please note the permanent car parks at Beachy Head and Warren Hill are pay and display and normal charges will apply. At Warren Hill Field, the Dencher and Dewpond temporary event car parks there will be £6 daily charge levied for parking as part of the event traffic management for the area. We advise arriving early to avoid the traffic queues. Programmes are also available for £4

Open 10:00 to 18:30 on Thursday and 10:00 - 18:30 Friday - Sunday.

* Please note all displays will take place on the display line between the Western Lawns and the Pier. There are no flying displays at Beachy Head.

5 Acre Field Park & Bus

There will be a Park & Bus scheme in operation at Five Acre Field, Lottbridge Drove, BN22 7SG - follow direction signage from A22, A259 (east) and A27 (west) with buses running to and from the beginning of the airshow site at Eastbourne Pier.

Thursday 13 August, Friday 14 August and Saturday 15 August
Sovereign Centre Forecourt Depart 0930 and every 15 minutes until 1830
Cavendish Place Depart 0940 and every 15 minutes until 1840*

Sovereign Centre Forecourt Depart 0930 and every 15 minutes until 2215
Cavendish Place Depart 0940 and every 15 minutes until 2225*


Parking costs £6 per car (£10 including souvenir airshow programme).*

Stagecoach Airbourne bus service to and from Five Acre Field/Eastbourne Pier: Adult return £4, Under 16's return £3. *

Airbourne Flyer - for extended travel across all buses within the Eastbourne Dayrider zone, the Airbourne Flyer offers great value at:

£5 per adult, £3 for U16's, £10 per family (one adult + up to four under 16, or two adults and up to three under 16)* 

Please note only Airbourne and Airbourne Flyer tickets will be accepted on Airbourne Park & Bus services, concessionary passes are not accepted.

All parking revenue helps to fund flying displays at the airshow - please give generously and support the future of Airbourne!

*Details subject to change

Useful parking information

Disabled Parking - There is one designated Disabled Parking area, available on a first come first served basis. Devonshire Place (between its junction with Grand Parade B2103 and its junction with Memorial Roundabout (BN21 4AJ) 8am - 6.30pm.

The off seafront NCP Pay and Display Car Park also has bays for disabled drivers - Trinity Place, BN21 3BZ.

King Edward's Parade opposite Staveley Rd. Convenient seafront parking - limited spaces available, first come first served, western end of Seafront near Holywell. £15 all day includes donation to the Airshow.

Saffrons Park & Walk (BN21 1EA) - Thursday to Sunday 

There are additional parking spaces available at Saffrons, BN21 1EA at the entrance on Compton Place Road. Park & Walk open between 08:30 - 18:00.

Turn left out of the car park onto Compton Place Road, cross Meads Road and continue to the junction of Silverdale Road. Turn left and walk to junction of Compton Street/Grand Hotel and turn right to the seafront.  Download walking route map

Coach Parking - Planning a coach trip to Eastbourne International Airshow and need parking? Email Eastbourne Coach Park

Other Facilities include: Vehicle washes £12, toilet drop facilities £12, free travel into town & hard standing.

Rail Information

With so much going on, be sure you don’t miss the last train home.

National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484950 or
Catch the bus to the show site from Eastbourne Railway Station.

Don't miss the last train home after the Firework Finale on Sunday 18th August! London: 22:59; Hastings 23:17. 

There will be a queuing system on Saturday and Sunday at Eastbourne Railway Station from 4pm, allowing people onto the platform in the safest manner.

Travelling by bus from Eastbourne Railway Station
Leave Eastbourne Railway Station on to Terminus Road and turn right onto Gildredge Road. Stand F. Service 3 will whisk you to and from The Winter Gardens Complex opposite the show site. There will be an enhanced volume of service during Saturday and Sunday, however the service will terminate at its currently published times. i.e the service will not be running after the Fireworks.


Cycle Park

National Cycle Network Route 21 plus FREE cycle park at Howard Square on Grand Parade. Please note for safety reasons, no bicycles may be taken into the main Airbourne site.

Car Parks

NCP Trinity Place

Trinity Place, BN21 3BZ
24 hours
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

5pm - 2am - £2.50 

Hyde Gardens

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

Beacon Centre

Longstone Road, BN21 3NW
£1 per hour
Sunday - Free

Junction Road

Junction Road, BN21 3QZ
Mon - Sat: 7am - 7pm
Up to 1 hour - £1.00
1-2 hours - £1.80
2-3 hours - £2.30
3-4 hours - £3.00
Max - £3.50
Sun 9.45am - 5.30pm (free)

Eastbourne Station

Terminus Road, BN21 3QJ
24 hours
Prices vary, flat daily rates
All day peak £5.30
Sunday - £4.35
Disabled parking - free

Redoubt Fortress

Royal Parade, BN22 7AA
8am - 6pm
Up to 1 hour - £1.50
1-2 hours - £2.50
2-4 hours - £3.50
Day - £5.00

Tourist Information Centre contact

For general information and places to visit call into the main Tourist Information Centre in Cornfield Road. Open: Mon-Fri: 9am-5:30pm, Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun 10am - 1pm

Tel: 01323 415 415