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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

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:55 - 20:15
Saturday 06:20 - 20:25
Sunday 07:45 - 16:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee kiosk
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
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Toilets notes<p>Male / Female and accessible toilets can be located in the booking hall, next to the automatic ticket gates</p>
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Customer Services 08451 272920

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces377
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£271.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces100
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Located to the right of the station building.
Step-free accessPart 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 accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
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.

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.

Departures and arrivals from East Grinstead

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into East Grinstead station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London VictoriaSouthern06:361Scheduled
to London VictoriaSouthern07:062Scheduled
to London VictoriaSouthern07:362Scheduled
to London VictoriaSouthern08:062Scheduled
to London VictoriaSouthern08:362Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London VictoriaSouthern06:171On time
from London VictoriaSouthern07:202Scheduled
from London VictoriaSouthern07:502Scheduled
from London VictoriaSouthern08:202Scheduled
from London VictoriaSouthern08:502Scheduled
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