Train and bus time tables alter with amazing frequency - so it is best to visit the service providers website and look at the most up to date timetables - below should be used as a rough guide only:
By Train - Trains run regularly to East Grinstead station from London Victoria and London Bridge stations and are operated by Southern Railways. National Rail enquiries 08457 484950 or www.nationalrail.co.uk
By Bus - Bus routes in East & West Sussex are operated by METROBUS who, at the time of writing, run two services which cross parts of the Forest and STAGECOACH (formerly Eastbourne Buses):
Stagecoach Service 54 (becomes 261 from Uckfield onwards)
Buses run from Eastbourne to East Grinstead via Uckfield. They stop at Chelwood Gate, Wych Cross and the Forest Centre. Timetable commencing 12th April 2017. Please check with Stagecoach before you travel as the timetables change frequently.
Metrobus Service 291
East Grinstead to Tunbridge Wells, stopping at Forest Row and Hartfield. There is a Saturday and a Sunday timetable for this route. Please check with Metrobus before you travel as the timetables change frequently.
Metrobus Service 270
East Grinstead to Haywards Heath, stopping at Forest Row, Wych Cross and Chelwood Gate. There is a Saturday and a Sunday timetable for this route. Please check with Stagecoach before you travel as the timetables change frequently.
Ashdown Forest Explorer Bus Service is a new service run by Wealden Bus Alliance. Timetable, prices, route and other information can be found here.
National Express Coaches can be contacted on 08705 808080 or www.nationalexpress.com
Traveline Bus Services can be contacted on 0871 200 2233 or www.traveline.co.uk
Forest Cars: 01342 822228
Ashurstwood: 01342 823265