How to get here

Glyndebourne is situated in southern England in the county of East Sussex, four miles from the county town of Lewes.  

Postcode: BN8 5UU

Getting to Glyndebourne

By car - from London

Glyndebourne is 54 miles south of London. You will need to leave at least two and a half hours from crossing the Thames to arrival at Glyndebourne.

  • Take the M23 towards Brighton then the A27 towards Lewes. 
  • To avoid Lewes town centre pass over the first roundabout and at the second roundabout turn onto the A26 Tunbridge Wells road. 
  • Just after leaving Lewes fork right onto the B2192, and take the next right turn before Ringmer village, signposted to Glyndebourne.

By car - parking

Car parking is free. 

By electric car

We can re-charge electric cars during a performance, please contact Box Office and Customer Service to arrange this in advance. 

By train

The nearest station is Lewes. All Glyndebourne performances finish in time for audiences to return to London by train. There are excellent rail connections from London Victoria (journey time just over an hour) and across the South East. Check with National Rail Enquiries for the latest service information or phone 08457 484 950.

We now run a shuttle coach service during the Festival between Lewes train station and Glyndebourne. This service meets the recommended train from London Victoria and will travel to and from Glyndebourne until all customers from the designated train have been collected. Departure times vary, please refer to the Schedule of Performances for the exact train time. Please note, this service is not pre-bookable.

A shuttle ticket will be issued when you board the coach at Lewes train station and covers the journey to and from Glyndebourne.

To maintain this as a complimentary service, we are sorry, but it is not possible to use the coach service on the journey back to Lewes if you have not used the service to travel to Glyndebourne.

If you're arriving from stations other than London Victoria, please time your journey to be at Lewes Train Station before the coach leaves for Glyndebourne. 

Later trains from London Victoria might allow enough time to travel to Glyndebourne but you'll have to arrange your own transport from Lewes station. There is a taxi rank at the station, but it can be busy. 

Please note, for Glyndebourne Tour performances during the autumn, the coach leaves Lewes Station one hour before the start of scheduled performances.

Lift share scheme

East Sussex's Travel & Transport Information website includes information about lift sharing in the East Sussex area.

From Overseas

The nearest international airport to Glyndebourne is London Gatwick. There are direct train connections to Lewes from the airport terminal. Visit National Rail Enquiries for full service details.

Where to stay

Visit our where to stay listings to find local hotel listings. Lewes Tourist Information Centre, 187 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex +44 (0)1273 483 448 also publishes a list of accommodation at

Why is there a time limit?

Due to demand from other customers seats are reserved for a maximum of 20 minutes in order to allow you to complete your purchase. If the order has not been completed within this time, all seats will be removed from your basket.