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 January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 58
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lewes in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 58
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 44 miles from Lewes. The shortest flight to Lewes from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 6h 50m.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Lewes, followed by Train. The train journey from Lewes to Oxford takes 0h 54m and costs around C$ 20 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Southampton, expect to pay about C$ 16 for a 1h 03m trip. Located 3 miles from the city centre, Lewes Southease Church (Bus) is the busiest station in Lewes. Another popular train station is Lewes Cooksbridge, Sussex, located 2 miles from the centre.


Another option to get to Lewes is to pick up a car rental from London, which is about 44 miles from Lewes. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Hertz, among others, in London.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lewes, including National Express, FlixBus and Bus. From Bristol, the bus ride to Lewes takes 145 miles and will cost you around C$ 4. From Manchester, the ticket costs about C$ 11 for a journey of 280 miles.

Airports near Lewes

Airlines serving Lewes

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
Good (1,684 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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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 C$ 174 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 252 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Lewes

Most booked hotels in Lewes

The Grand Brighton
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 255+
The Blacksmiths Arms
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 132+
The Blacksmiths Arms
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 158+
Yha South Downs
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 42+
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 211+
Leonardo Hotel Brighton
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 144+

Renting a car in Lewes

Expect to pay C$ 2.43 per litre in Lewes (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 29.08 and C$ 38.77. The most frequently booked car type in Lewes is Compact (Ford Focus or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Fiat 500 or similar) are, on average, 82% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.