How to get here
Sheffield Park Station (TN22 3QL)
Sheffield Park Station is the best point to join the Bluebell Railway. This is situated on the A275 East Grinstead – Lewes main road, about two miles north of its junction with the A272. The Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park is well signposted with brown tourist direction signs from the A22 and A23 trunk roads. There is plenty of available parking at Sheffield Park as well as a Coach Park and Disabled Bays.
Horsted Keynes Station (RH17 7BB)
Horsted Keynes Station has plenty of parking in the field beyond the station in the summer. The station is a mile and a half north-west of the village. From the village centre follow signs to the station, forking right onto the West Hoathly/Sharpthorne road. Station Approach will be found on the left after about a mile, just after a steep hill and sharp right hand bend.
Horsted Keynes Station is also accessible via an 8-ft restricted headroom bridge from Ardingly. Head south on the B2028 towards Lindfield. Take the first turn on the left, after about half a mile, signposted to the railway. Then take the next turn to the right at the bottom of the hill into Station Approach, and carry on about a mile on this very twisty road. Shortly after passing under the low bridge, you will come to Horsted Keynes Station.
Please note that there is no road access or parking at Kingscote station.
East Grinstead Station
Car parking is available at the following pay and display car parks:
On the junction of Station Road and London Road, right next door to the Fire Station. There is a short walk of about 8 minutes to the Bluebell Railway (RH19 1QS).
Southern Trains Station Car Park is situated about a 4 minute walk from the Bluebell Railway (RH19 1EB).
Via Southern Trains to East Grinstead
Travel from London Victoria, East Croydon and Oxted to East Grinstead station via Southern Railway where you can now join the Bluebell Railway.
It could not be easier with a half hourly service every day until September to East Grinstead from London and a simple change at East Grinstead.
You can also use this route for a fantastic Saturday evening dining on board our Golden Arrow Pullman which returns to East Grinstead at 10.10pm with plenty of time for your train back to London Victoria.
If you are coming from the South coast at a weekend (or public holiday) it is advised to alight the train at Haywards Heath and hop on to a 270 bus for Horsted Keynes.
Book tickets through to the Bluebell Railway from most stations in the South East and save money!
Via Haywards Heath
You can travel by Thames Link or Southern Railway to Haywards Heath Station from London, Brighton, Worthing or Eastbourne areas and then travel onto our station at Horsted Keynes by Metrobus 270 on Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays.
Please see our bus section for local bus dates and times and check with National Rail enquiries for all train services.
Metrobus services to East Grinstead
Show your bus ticket or key card to get up to £2.50 off your Bluebell Railway train fare.
Direct buses to the Bluebell Railway at East Grinstead Station run from:
- Ashurst Wood – routes 270 & 291
- Burgess Hill – route 270 (on Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays alight at Horsted Keynes Station – see below)
- Brighton – route 270 (on Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays alight at Horsted Keynes Station – see below)
- Caterham – route 400 (short walk from East Grinstead Fire Station stop)
- Copthorne – routes 281, 291 & 400 (short walk from East Grinstead Fire Station stop)
- Crawley – routes 84, 281, 291 & 400 (short walk away from East Grinstead Fire Stn stop)
- Crawley Down – routes 281 & 291
- Dormansland – route 281
- Forest Row – routes 270 & 291
- Godstone – route 400 (short walk from East Grinstead Fire Station stop)
- Groombridge – route 291
- Hartfield – route 291
- Haywards Heath – route 270 (on Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays alight at Horsted Keynes Station – see below)
- Horley – route 400 (short walk from East Grinstead Fire Station stop)
- Lingfield – route 281 (short walk from Brooklands Way stop)
- Redhill – route 400 (short walk from East Grinstead Fire Station stop)
- Tunbridge Wells – route 291
- Turners Hill – route 84 (at Brooklands Way)
On Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays, most route 270 journeys also serve Horsted Keynes Station, ideal for visitors from Brighton, Burgess Hill & Haywards Heath. The 270 also serves Haywards Heath Station on the Brighton main line.
Timetables, maps and fares for the routes listed above can be found at www.metrobus.co.uk
Show your Metrobus ticket or key card and get all-line travel on the Bluebell Railway for £13.50 adult £6.80 Child.
Haywards Heath to Horsted Keynes Station
Metrobus Service 270 operates every Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday from Haywards Heath to East Grinstead travelling via the Bluebell’s Horsted Keynes Station.
The timetable can be found here.
Lewes to Sheffield Park via Chailey and Newick
121 operates every Saturday.
Brighton, Hassocks, Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Sheffield Park
769 operates Sundays and Bank Holidays from 25th March until 23rd October.