Ashdown Forest is part of the High Weald area of AONB and a splendid place for long walks on the heath. It was the inspiration for the Winnie the Pooh stories too.


It's easy to reach Ashdown Forest, in West Sussex, by train. Simply hop on a train to East Grinstead station and then it's a bus ride from East Grinstead station - the 261 - alternatively buses run from Uckfield too.


For more info including facilities and opening times, visit Ashdown Forest’s website.

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

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 OxtedSouthern07:14Scheduled
to PurleySouthern07:43Scheduled
to PurleySouthern08:13Scheduled
to OxtedSouthern08:14Scheduled
to East GrinsteadSouthern08:23On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from OxtedSouthern08:17On time
from PurleySouthern08:26On time
from OxtedSouthern08:42Scheduled
from OxtedSouthern08:42On time
from PurleySouthern08:42Scheduled

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