Rye Harbour is approximately 70 miles from London and the car journey takes between 1.5-2 hours depending upon when you travel. It’s 61 miles from Redhill and takes 1.25-1.50 hours. There are bottlenecks en route to avoid so we recommend you travel either early in the day or leave it until the evening.
If you’re using the M25 from the west, leave the motorway at junction 5 and follow the A21 (Sevenoaks by-pass) until Flimwell, where you turn left onto the A268 to Rye. Be careful not to miss the left turn-off at Rother Valley, just after Newenden.
At Rye follow the signs around the base of the town towards Hastings. The sign for Rye Harbour is half a mile outside the town of Rye, on the left.
Once you reach the village, pass the church and Old School Green on your right and timber wharf on the left. Our cottage is in the redbrick terrace on your right. Parking is available either on the road at the front of the cottage or on the side road immediately after the terrace.
If you’re driving from the east of the M25, cross at the Dartford Crossing at Junction 1b, towards Gatwick Airport. Leave the M25 at junction 3, joining the M20 motorway towards the Channel Tunnel.
Leave the M20 at junction 10, taking the 4th exit onto the A2070 towards Brenzett, stay on the A2070 heading towards Hastings & Rye, then you’ll pick up the A259 towards Rye. At Rye, follow the signs towards Hastings, the Rye Harbour turn off is just outside Rye.
Or: you may prefer to take the M25 to the M2, then the A229 which meets the A268 at Hawkhurst.
By train, travel from Charing Cross or St. Pancras, and then change at Ashford for Rye. A return journey to London costs £35 and takes 1.5 hours from Charing Cross or 2 hours from St. Pancras.
Buses run from Rye every 30 minutes from Rye to Rye Harbour Village, until 8.00 p.m.