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Trains to East Grinstead

East Grinstead is an historic market town in West Sussex, close to the picturesque landscapes of the High Weald and Ashdown Forest, known as the setting for A. A. Milne's Winne-the-Pooh stories. About 15 minutes' walk or a short bus ride from the station, the town centre is home to an impressive array of historic buildings, including many medieval half-timbered buildings on the High Street as well as examples of Georgian and Regency architecture. Steam locomotives run on the Bluebell Railway heritage line between East Grinstead and Lewes. Trains first came to East Grinstead in 1855. The current station, the fourth and only remaining, was built in 2012 as part of a £2.1m redevelopment. It is the terminus of this branch of the Oxted line, with direct trains into London Victoria and routes into other major London stations via East Croydon. Average journey times to and from Victoria are around 55 minutes.

Station details & facilities

There are two platforms at East Grinstead station. As a terminus, the station has trains from both platforms heading towards London. Most trains arrive and depart from platform 2, which has direct step-free access. Check the station website for details of services that use platform 1. Outside the main entrance there is a pay-and-display car park, drop-off point, taxi rank and cycle racks. Inside the ticket hall is a cafè and accessible toilets. Access between the platforms is via stairs and footbridge.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays05:55 - 20:15
    Saturday 06:20 - 20:25
    Sunday 07:45 - 16:00
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available :


  • Toilets available :
  • Toilets description :

    Male / Female and accessible toilets can be located in the booking hall, next to the automatic ticket gates

  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :



  • ATM available :


  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    EverydayOpen 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Car parking spaces : 377
  • Car parking charges :
    Three Monthly£271.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 100
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : Located to the right of the station building.


  • Step-free access : Part of station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Step free access to platform 2 (to/from Victoria) only. Footbridge with steps to platform 1 (occasionally to/from Victoria). Interchange between platforms is possible via country end crossing boards for manual wheelchair users with staff assistance only. Nearest step-free station is Hurst Green.

    There are only a few trains daily that depart from Platform 1 (not step free).  In the current timetable these are: Monday to Friday: 05.58 to Victoria, 06.49 & 07.19 to London Bridge, 10.07 & 15.07 to Victoria.  22.37 Fridays only to Victoria.   On Saturdays only the 07.07 to Victoria.  All other trains are scheduled to depart from Platform 2 which has direct step free access.

    Trains arriving from Victoria onto Platform 1 are 08.53 (arr 09.48) and 13.53 (arr 14.47) during week days only.  On Fridays only the 21.23 (arr 22.17) and on Sundays only the 22.36 (arr 23.34).

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    There are no accessible taxis at this station, they must be booked.

    For information contact local taxi companies, details of which can be found at www.traintaxi.co.uk.

Trains to East Grinstead


Railway Approach, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 1EB
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:55 - 20:15
Saturday 06:20 - 20:25
Sunday 07:45 - 16:00

Useful links when visiting East Grinstead by train