You can easily reach the Bluebell Railway by train – frequent Southern services connect London Victoria, East Croydon and Oxted to East Grinstead station, where you can join the Bluebell Railway.

Bluebell Railway was one of the first preserved heritage lines in Sussex, and consequently has one of the finest collections of vintage steam locomotives and carriages, many of which come straight from British Railways.

Visit Bluebell Railway's website for opening information.

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

More about the Bluebell Railway

The Bluebell Railway started operating in 1960, and now runs steam trains between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead, stopping at Horsted Keynes and Kingscote. Each train station is preserved in different times of history, from the Victorian age to the 1930s and 1950s.

During your visit, learn more about the history of the industrial age, get up close to a working steam locomotive, and step back in time on board Bluebell Railway’s vintage carriages while taking in the beautiful Sussex scenery around you.

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 Upper WarlinghamSouthern09:33On time
to WoldinghamSouthern09:45On time
to Upper WarlinghamSouthern10:03On time
to Upper WarlinghamSouthern10:33On time
to WoldinghamSouthern10:45On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from WoldinghamSouthern09:10On time
from Upper WarlinghamSouthern09:22On time
from Upper WarlinghamSouthern09:52On time
from WoldinghamSouthern10:10On time
from Upper WarlinghamSouthern10:22On time

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