Rye Station is situated on the regional line connecting Ashford and Hastings. Trains operate from Rye in each direction approximately every hour during the day. There are connections at Ashford to London Charing Cross and Victoria, and at Hastings to Gatwick Airport and London Victoria.
Dower and Folkestone are both within an hour by road. The channel port of Newhaven (for Dieppe) is within 90 minutes driving time.
The terminus for the Channel Tunnel crossing at Ashford International Station is just 20 miles (32 km) away, and can be reached by road within 30 minutes.
The nearest major international airport to Rye is London Gatwick, which is 55 miles (88 km) away. The journey by road takes approximately 90 minutes.
There is also a local airport at Lydd (10 miles - 16 km from Rye) from where flights can be taken to Le Touquet airport in northern France.
You can even arrive by yacht - Rye Harbour is owned and managed by the Environment Agency - please check their site for details regarding tides and arrival/departure.