East Grinstead Station
The Bluebell Railway station is built alongside the Southern Station – in fact we are platform 3!
Station Facilities include:
The station booking office is located on the concourse. Alongside will be “The Grinsteade Shop and Buffet” carriage offering teas, coffees and light snacks. Both the Travel Centre and Grinsteade Shop & Buffet are open every day (except Christmas Day) even if trains are not in service.
For more information about the Bluebell Railway and all the services we have to offer as well as details about local bus information, hotels, and attractions and what to see and do in East Grinstead, make sure you visit our Travel Centre.
Toilet facilities are also available.
The best place to park your car is at the pay and display car park on the junction of Station Road and London Road, right next door to the Fire Station. There is a short walk of about eight minutes to the Bluebell Railway. Alternatively Southern Trains Station Car Park is situated about a 4 minute walk from the Bluebell Railway, RH19 1EB.
Alternatively, why not park in the town at the Cantelupe Road car park or Chequer Mead by the Theatre and walk through the town to the railway station stopping off at the varied and interesting local shops along the way. The walk will take about 20 minutes (depending upon the time you browse in each of the fascinating shops!)
Local Bus Services
Metrobus operate many local bus services to East Grinstead. The bus stand is next to the Southern Trains station, just a couple of minutes walk away.
Buses to East Grinstead operate from:
Caterham, Redhill, Gatwick, Crawley, Forest Row, Tunbridge Wells, Haywards Heath and Brighton.
Please see the Metrobus website for bus times www.metrobus.co.uk
Metrobus services operate between the railway station and the High Street every 30 mins Mon to Sat on routes 84 / 270 / 281 / 291
Travel by Metrobus to East Grinstead and show your bus ticket at the booking office for a discount on your All Line Bluebell ticket.
Local Train Services
Southern Railway operates train services from London Victoria every half hour calling at Clapham Junction, East Croydon and Oxted.
If you are coming from Bedford, Luton or St Albans, take Capital Connect and change at East Croydon.
If you are coming from Winchester, Woking, Hampton Court, Twickenham or Wimbledon take South West Trains services and change at Clapham Junction.
Check your route and times at www.nationalrail.co.uk
Attractions Near By:
East Grinstead is an ancient market town with one of the longest runs of 14th Century timber framed buildings in the country.
The High Street is well worth a visit with its varied shops, restaurants and bars.
London Road is the main shopping area where you can purchase almost anything you require.
The Town Museum charts the history of East Grinstead and includes information on the fascinating buildings, the pioneering work in plastic surgery by Sir Archibald McIndoe on RAF pilots burned during the Second World War, and the bombing of the Whitehall cinema which was the greatest loss of life in Sussex at this time.
The museum is just a two minute walk from the High Street and open every day.
At the far end of the High Street is the Alms House, Sackville College built in 1609. It is here that James Mason Neale wrote the Christmas Carol “Good King Wenceslas” when he was the Warden. Tel: 01342 323414 www.sackvillecollege.org.uk
The National Trust property Standen is a couple of miles from the town centre. Decorated with William Morris carpets, fabrics and wallpaper, this country house dates back to 1894 and is complemented by its beautiful garden.
The House was designed by architect Philip Webb for a prosperous London solicitor and is now bequeathed to the National Trust and open to the public from March until October.
Metrobus service 84 serves Standen, Monday to Saturday from East Grinstead station
The Felbridge Hotel and Spa with 120 rooms is an ideal base when visiting the Bluebell Railway at East Grinstead. Special combined hotel and Pullman packages are available. Contact our Customer Service Team on 01825 720800 for details.
For just hotel bookings contact the Felbridge on 01342 337700 or check their website at: