East Grinstead

Admire the ancient Tudor and Medieval buildings as you browse the town's high street, full of shopping boutiques, restaurants, and tea rooms.

East Grinstead Museum is home to a fascinating collection showing the works of Sir Archibald McIndoe, the plastic surgery pioneer, and his work with injured service men of World War II.

Memorial statue. Photo: VisitEastGrinstead.com
Photo: VisitEastGrinstead.com
Bluebell Heritage Railway. Photo: bluebell-railway.com
Photo: bluebell-railway.com

Take a ride on the Bluebell Railway, with direct access from East Grinstead railway station. The heritage railway takes you to Sheffield Park through picturesque rolling countryside where you can explore the beautiful National Trust Sheffield Park Garden. Break your journey at Horstead Keynes station to admire this beautifully restored station. You'll soon see why it's been used as a backdrop in popular programmes and films.

Explore beyond East Grinstead and take a picturesque journey along the Uckfield and East Grinstead lines to discover quaint Sussex towns and villages towards Oxted.

Extend your trip and visit East Grinstead as featured in our pioneering-history itinerary.

Getting to East Grinstead by train
Direct trains from London Victoria (1hr), East Croydon (40mins) and Oxted (20mins) on Southern services.

Accessibility at East Grinstead Railway Station

Step-free access is available for platform 2 only (most trains to London). Interchange between platforms is only available for manual wheelchair users with staff assistance. A staff-operated ramp is required for step-free access between train and platform at this station. For more information and to book passenger assistance for your journey visit Southern's assisted travel website.

For more station facilities please see East Grinstead Station website.

Accessibility assitance at the station. Photo: GTR
Photo: GTR

Ways to save

You can often save money on your train tickets by booking them in advance. Look out for Super Off Peak and Off Peak tickets, offering great value for money when traveling outside peak times. Tickets can be purchased online from Southern or at the station. Consider buying a railcard (Senior, 16-25, Family & Friends, Disabled Persons, Two Together), to save 34% for most journeys.

Save money with 2 for 1 Days Out Guide. Download and print your vouchers from the Days Out Guide website, travel by train and show your voucher and train tickets when you arrive to get 2 for 1 entry into some of Britain's most favoured attractions.

To make your days out as enjoyable as possible, we encourage you to plan your trip in advance and check for disruptions before you start your journey. Visit our travel safe page to see what you can do to make planning easy.

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