Getting here

The Great Sussex Way® is located on the beautiful south coast within the County of West Sussex.  The region is very well connected via public transport and easily accessible via car.

The Great Sussex Way® represents the geographical area of the Chichester District, from the Downs to the Dunes. Starting at Petworth along to Midhurst and travelling down to Chichester and across to the Manhood Peninsula, which includes Selsey and the Witterings.

The Great Sussex Way® is:

  • Just over one hour’s travel from London
  • Under one hour from London Gatwick airport
  • Less than an hour from Guildford
  • Half an hour from Portsmouth
  • Forty-five minutes from Southampton
  • Under an hour from Winchester
  • Less than an hour from Brighton

Travelling by rail

Frequent train services operate from London Victoria to Chichester the main city with The Great Sussex Way® region, taking approximately 1 hour 35 minutes. Services also run from Gatwick Airport, Brighton and Portsmouth.

To find more information on train times and services you can use:

The Trainline

Telephone: 0871 244 1545


Please note, calls to this number cost 10p per minute from a BT landline. Calls from other operators and from outside the UK may cost more.

National Rail

Telephone: 08457 484950


Southern Rail

Telephone: 03451 27 29 20


South Western Rail

Telephone: 0345 6000 650


Traveling by car

Chichester is easily reached via the M27 and A27 coast road which links Hampshire, Sussex and Kent. The A29 and A24 connect London and mid-Sussex to Chichester, and the A3 also connects Chichester and the local area with London, the M25 and other main routes from the West.

Car Parking

Car parking is available in town and village centres across the region, more information on locating car parks and charges can be found here

Parking for the disabled is free in designated bays in most car parks. On street City Centre voucher parking spaces may be used as long as a valid disabled person’s badge is correctly displayed.

Travelling by coach or bus

Regular services operate from London Victoria Coach Station. The Coastliner route link Chichester as far as Brighton or Southsea, and there are local bus services that run all around The Great Sussex Way® region.

National Express

Telephone: 0871 781 8181


Stagecoach Coastliner

Telephone: 0345 121 0190



Telephone: 0345 121 0190



Public transport information, details of times and availability of public transport within the Great Sussex Way region.

Telephone: 0871 200 22 33


By air

Travelling to The Great Sussex Way® from abroad, the two closest airports are Gatwick and Heathrow and guides for both can be found below:

Gatwick International Airport is 38 miles from Chichester

Heathrow International Airport is 57 miles from Chichester

By sea

The nearest Continental Ferry Terminal is Portsmouth, 18 miles away

P&O Portsmouth

Brittany Ferries
Telephone: 0330 159 7000

Accessibility Information

Chichester Access Group – provides advice and information about access for disabled visitors.

The Chichester Access Group produces a range of guides for regions within The Great Sussex Way® for those visitors who may have specific access requirements.  The guides can be downloaded below.

Chichester Access Guide

Petworth Access Guide

Midhurst Access Guide