Directions to Arundel

Travelling to Arundel map

Taking a Train to Arundel

The Train Station is just a short walk away from the Town Centre (though if you have lots of bags it’s best to get a taxi). The mainline rail link is direct from London Bridge Train Station, London Victoria Train Station and also Gatwick Airport. Additionally Ford station is two miles from Arundel, along Ford Road, providing direct services to Brighton. Trains link to Ford station from Arundel Trail Station.

Arundel is about a 90 minute train journey from London Bridge and London Victoria Train Stations (check your particular train times as there are also slow services). It generally takes less than an hour from Gatwick Airport train station. Trains accept bicycles on off-peak services without booking.

– National Rail Journey Planner and Train Time Tables from National Rail Enquiries

Buses & Coaches

Regular coaches from Brighton (in the east) and Chichester (in the west) are provided by Stagecoach‘s route 700,  and local buses by Compass Travel on routes 71, 84, 85/85a and 69.  To plan journeys from and to a postcode, postal address, town or village, named station or stop, or point of interest, we recommend Travel Line Journey Planner.

– Travel Line Journey Planner from Tel: 0871 2002233
– Download Route Maps:  71 Storrington-Chichester   85/85a Worthing – Chichester   69 Worthing – Alfold


To find the “fastest, quietest or most balanced” cycle routes to Arundel consult the Cycle Journey Planner provided by West Sussex County Council.
There are several bicycle parking sites in Arundel. See the Arundel Map below for locations.


Arundel is a direct 53 minute easy train ride from Gatwick Airport. To check Gatwick flight arrival and departure times or book a rental car from the airport etc Gatwick Airport Guide is a useful resource. For train information see the Taking a Train to Arundel section above.

Driving from Portsmouth Ferry (35 minutes)

Please remember, in the UK we drive on the LEFT side of the road! Only 28 miles to Arundel! On leaving the ferry port, turn left onto the M275 (M27) “Out of City”. After 1 mile, move into centre or right-hand lane and follow all signs “M27(E) Brighton”, “M27 (East)” then “Brighton Chichester (A27)”. Stay on A27 (dual-carriageway) heading East for 26 miles. After passing The White Swan hotel at the end of the dual-carriageway, the historic market town of Arundel will greet you at the next roundabout – welcome!

Driving from Brighton (30 minutes)

Only 20 miles to Arundel! From wherever you are in Brighton or Hove, it is best to travel on the A27 to visit Arundel. Once on the A27, head west and follow all signs “A27 Worthing”, thru the Southwick Hill Tunnel, past Shoreham Airport and Lancing. At Worthing, continue west, following signs “A27 Chichester Portsmouth”. On leaving Worthing, and after passing The Coach & Horses, travel another 6 miles along the dual-carriageway until it comes to an abrupt stop! Keep to the right-hand lane and follow signs to “Arundel”. After 600m, as you descend the hill, you will first witness the magnificent Arundel Castle atop our historic market town. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit to park and enjoy the many wonders of Arundel!

Travel Planner

For ALL your travel needs, handled personally, contact Arundel based Travel Counsellor Mike Frank.

We would also recommend Red Planet Travel for world wide journey planning covering all types of transport.

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Mill Road Car Park

0-3 hours £2.50

4-5 hours £3.50

Over 4 hours £5

Charges apply 8am-6pm ever day including weekends and bank holidays

Blue badge holders displaying a valid Blue badge and a valid car park ticket will be allowed 1 hour extra

Trailers and caravans must have a separate ticket

No camping, cooking or overnight parking without prior authority. Please telephone 07833 719847

Car park operated by Arundel Castle Trustees Ltd

Crown Yard Car Park (78 spaces)

Up to 1 hour 70p

Up to 2 hours £1.40

Up to 3 hours £2.10

Up to 4 hours £3.50

Over 4 hours £7.00

Charges apply 8am-6pm ever day including weekends and bank holidays

Free disabled parking when displaying valid blue badge

Trailers must have a separate ticket

Car park owned by Arun District Council

Lido Car Park

0-2 hours £1.20

2-4 hours £2.50

All day £5

Charges apply 8am-6pm ever day including weekends and bank holidays

Free disabled parking when displaying valid blue badge

Seasonal parking permits are available

Trailers must have a separate ticket

Car park owned by Arun District Council


(Updated June 2020)

Castle Cars

01903 884444

Arundel Railway Station, The Causeway, Arundel BN18 9JL

Coach Parking

Mill Road Car Park, Arundel BN18 9PA

Opposite the main Arundel Castle entrance with 5 coach parking spaces.

Coaches can drop off visitors at Lower Lodge, Mill Road but should park in the Mill Road Car Park.

Coaches bringing groups (of 15+) to the Castle are eligible for free parking in the Mill Road Car Park (plus free Castle admission and refreshment vouched for the driver).

Please enquire at the main Castle ticket box or call 01903 882173 for details.

There is a £10 parking charge for coaches not visiting the Castle.

(Updated January 2019)