Billingshurst station opened as part of the London Brighton and South Coast Railway in 1859, and fans of railway history should note that the wooden signal box at the station was the oldest operational box in the country. In 2016 the signal box was moved to Amberley Museum where it has since been carefully restored.
Alongside the red-brick buildings, platform canopies and the nearby Railway Tavern, the signal box helps to maintain the station's Victorian charm. Trains to Billingshurst travel between London Victoria and Bognor Regis, via Horsham, Crawley and Gatwick Airport. Billingshurst village lies to the north of the station, and it is a twelve-minute walk along Station Road through leafy residential neighbourhoods until you reach the High Street. There you will find most of the village's shops and the services, including pubs, banks, the post office and the library on nearby Mill Lane. The area immediately around the station, which developed with the arrival of the railway, also has a supermarket, a pub, and a couple of restaurants.
|Weekdays||06:00 - 19:25|
|Saturday||07:10 - 13:45|
|Sunday||08:10 - 16:45|
|Staffing level||Part time|
|Telephone types||Cards only|
|Station Buffet notes|
Hot drinks vending machine
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Customer Service notes|
Contact Southern Customer Services 03451 272920
Please visit www.southernrailway.com/cyclepolicy for cycle restrictions from this station
|Customer help points||Available|
|Everyday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Car parking spaces||75|
|Cycle storage spaces||18|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
platform 1 and 3
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
Access between platforms via level crossing. Customer information points platforms 1 & 2
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
|Accessible taxis notes|
For information contact local taxi companies, details of which can be found at www.traintaxi.co.uk.
The station building stands adjacent to platform 1 and is where you will find the ticket office, machines and toilets. A historic footbridge alongside the signal box links the two platforms, but for step-free access to platform 2, use the additional entrance from Lower Station Road and the level crossing to move between the platforms. Billingshurst station has two car parks, with total space for 75 vehicles, and the closest bus stop is on Lower Station Road.