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How to get to Adur and Worthing

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Where are Adur & Worthing

Adur (Shoreham-by-Sea, Lancing, Southwick, Sompting) and Worthing are on the south coast of England.

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Main council building addresses

Council buildings in Adur:

  • The Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5WU
  • 9 Commerce Way, Lancing Business Park, Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 8TA
  • Click for map of sites

Council buildings in Worthing:

  • Worthing Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HA
  • Portland House, 44 Richmond Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HS
  • Click for map of sites

Leisure centres in Adur:

  • Lancing Manor Leisure Centre, Manor Road, Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 0PH
  • Southwick Leisure Centre, Old Barn Way, Southwick, West Sussex, BN42 4NT
  • Wadurs Swimming Pool, Kingston Broadway, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 6TE
  • Click for leisure centres and map

Leisure centres in Worthing:

  • Worthing Leisure Centre, Shaftesbury Avenue, Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 4ET
  • Aquarena Swimming Pool, Brighton Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 2EN
  • Davison Leisure Centre, Selborne Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 2JX
  • Field Place, The Boulevard, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 1NP
  • Click for leisure centres and map

Libraries:

  • Lancing Library: Penstone Park, Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 9DL
  • Shoreham Library: St Mary's Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5ZA
  • Southwick Library: Southdown Road, Southwick, West Sussex, BN42 4FT
  • Worthing Library: Richmond Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HD
  • Click for library services

Other:

  • Lancing Parish Council, Parish Hall: South Street, Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 8AJ

See also: Council buildings and locations

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Maps

Main council buildings are shown on the map below:

Sites left to right on map above:
(you may need to zoom into the map to see all sites)

  • Portland House
  • Worthing Town Hall
  • Commerce Way
  • The Shoreham Centre

Downloadable maps:

The following maps can be downloaded and show main council buildings, locations and routes into and within Adur and Worthing:

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How to get here by foot (walking) ...

A number of websites let you input start and finish locations or postcodes, choose a direct or less busy route and will then give you a map, directions and distance.

Get walking directions to any of our buildings listed below, or between any two locations, by using the following mapping websites:

  • Google maps - maps, aerial photos and route finders in the UK, Europe, and parts of the rest of world
  • Bing maps - maps, aerial photos and route finders in the UK, Europe, and parts of the rest of world

See also on this page:

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Getting here by bike

There are a number of cycle journey planners, but here are some we have found helpful:

See also: Cycling information

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How to get here by road ...

Adur and Worthing are well served by the local and national road network making them easy places to get to by road.

South east UK

From the North

(approximately 50 minutes from the M25; 2hrs from the M1)

  • Getting to Shoreham-by-Sea, Adur:
    • use either the M25 (leaving at junction 7), M23, A23 and A27 (west bound)
    • or the M25 (leaving at junction 9) and then take the A24 then the A27 (east bound)
    • Leave the A27 at the first exit after the Shoreham Road Tunnel just as you start to cross the Shoreham flyover at the River Adur. Follow the signs south (A283) to Shoreham-by-Sea.
  • Geting to Worthing:
    • use either the M25 (leaving at junction 9) and then take the A24
    • or the M25 (leaving at junction 7), M23, A23 and A27 (west bound)

From the East - Sussex

(approximately 1 hour from Eastbourne; or 30 minutes from Lewes; 15 minutes from Brighton and Hove)

  • Use the A27, or the A259 to come right along the coast
  • For Shoreham-by-Sea, Adur:
    Leave the A27 at the first exit after the Shoreham Road Tunnel just as you start to cross the Shoreham flyover at the River Adur. Follow the signs south (A283) to Shoreham-by-Sea.
  • For Worthing: 
    Continue along the A27 to Worthing and turn left at the large roundabout taking the A24 south into Worthing.

From the West

(approximately 1 hour from Portsmouth; or 30 minutes from Chichester)

  • Use the M27 and A27, or the A259 to come right along the coast
  • For Worthing: 
    Continue along the A27 to Worthing and turn left at the large roundabout taking the A24 south into Worthing.
  • For Shoreham-by-Sea, Adur:
    Leave the A27 just as you start to cross the Shoreham flyover at the River Adur. Follow the signs south (A283) to Shoreham-by-Sea.

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How to get here by bus or coach ...

Bus at bus stop (Brighton & Hove Bus Company)

Local bus companies

A number of bus companies operate in and around the Adur and Worthing area, many of which stop right outside Council buildings or locations:

  • Lancing and Sompting are served by: Stagecoach and Compass
  • Shoreham-by-Sea and Southwick are served by: Brighton & Hove Bus Company, Stagecoach and Compass
  • Worthing is served by: Stagecoach, Compass, Brighton & Hove Bus (Night bus only) and Metrobus

Bus routes and timetables:

For details of bus routes and timetables please see the relevant website below:

National Express

National Express operate services via Shoreham-by-Sea and Worthing:

  • Route 25: Worthing to London Victoria Coach Station via Gatwick Airport
  • Route 315: via Shoreham-by-Sea and Worthing to Helston, Cornwall via Portsmouth, Southampton, Bournemouth, Exeter, and Plymouth

For more information please see the:

Ticket options:

See also:

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Bus passes

Senior Citizens, Disabled persons and Companion travellers

For further information please see the Concessionary travel scheme.

Young people's bus passes (5 to 19 years)

The 3 in 1 card is a concessionary travel card scheme for all West Sussex pupils and students aged 5 to 19 and offers cheaper bus travel, discounts and proof of age.

For further details and an application form please see the:

Bus companies and what they offer

See also: 

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Helping Hand Scheme

Helping Hand is a scheme that allows bus passengers who may need extra help to ask - discreetly, directly and quickly - by showing a basic instruction card to the driver when boarding the bus. The free card is yellow and the size of a credit card. Some examples of messages that it can carry include:

  • Please wait until I am seated
  • Call out my requested stop
  • Lower the ramp and step
  • Pushchair can't be folded
  • Requires priority seating

The card can be used to indicate to the driver an unlimited range of other needs - for example, that assistance might be needed because of epilepsy, Alzheimer's or dementia - and there is also space for emergency contact details.

The Helping Hand cards are designed to help improve customer experience for those who may benefit from additional assistance.

The Brighton & Hove Bus Company ethos is "We want to help our drivers to help you."

Cards are administered by Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company and Metrobus. The scheme is also supported by other local bus operators, including The Big Lemon, Compass Travel, Stagecoach and thesussexbus.com.

To apply for a free Helping Hand card, you can ask for an application form to be posted to you by calling Brighton & Hove Buses' customer services team on 01273 886200, or you can complete the online Helping Hand application form below:

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How to get here by rail ...

Train at station

Adur and Worthing are well served by regular train services to/from Brighton, Gatwick Airport, Portsmouth, Southampton, and London.

Main stations are Southwick, Shoreham-by-Sea, Lancing and Worthing from London Victoria and all along the south coast.

The journey to London Victoria takes about one and half hours. Portsmouth is about 1 hour and 10 minutes away by train.

Two train companies operate passenger services in the Adur and Worthing area:

Train timetables and tickets see:

For train timetables and tickets please see the relevant website below:

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How to get here by air ...

Shoreham Airport

Adur and Worthing are directly served by Shoreham Airport,also known as 'Shoreham (Brighton City) Airport', which is situated right in the heart of the Adur District next to the River Adur. It provides flights to and from Western Europe and the Channel Islands.

Shoreham Airport is the oldest licensed airfield in the UK and has a Grade II listed Art Deco style Terminal Building.

For more information see the Shoreham (Brighton City) Airport website.

Major airports

Alternatively Adur and Worthing are approximately:

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How to get here by sea or Channel Tunnel ...

Local marinas for light vessels:

Shoreham Port: offers a freight service: Shoreham Port website, see also: Shoreham Harbour Regeneration Project and Shoreham Harbour section on the Harbour Guides website

Cross channel passenger ferries: regular services run from:

  • Newhaven - 25 miles
  • Portsmouth - 40 miles
  • Southampton - 50 miles
  • Dover - 115 miles

The Channel Tunnel: 

  • the Eurotunnel car/freight terminal is at Folkestone - 105 miles
  • the Eurostar train station is at Ashford - 95 miles (or St Pancras in London)

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