Public transport

There are a number of ways that you can access QVH by public transport.

By train

East Grinstead station is just over one mile from the hospital site. At peak times, rail services from central London leave from London Bridge or London Victoria via East Croydon approximately every half hour and take about an hour to reach East Grinstead. Up-to-date information about rail services is available from National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or

There is a taxi rank at the front of East Grinstead station and a bus stop which provides a link to the hospital approximately every 30 minutes.

Alternatively, the station is just over one mile away (25-30 mins walk dependent on health and mobility. Please note this does involve walking along footpaths that are narrow at times). Follow the signs to Tunbridge Wells, and turn left immediately before Moat Church, just past the pedestrian traffic lights. When you reach the roundabout, continue straight on and continue over the next mini roundabout. The hospital is approximately 200 metres on your left, just before the first set of pedestrian traffic lights.

Please avoid walking along Blackwell Hollow as there is no footpath.

By bus

Local bus services are provided by Metrobus. The following routes pass QVH:

  • Route 281: an hourly service which links QVH to the town centre and station, Worsted Farm, Imberhorne, Felbridge, Crawley Down, Copthorne, Three Bridges, Crawley, Lingfield and Dormansland
  • Route 400: an hourly service which links QVH to the town centre, Felbridge, Copthorne, Three Bridges, Crawley, Horley, East Surrey Hospital, Redhill, Godstone and Caterham

In addition, there are connections from East Grinstead town centre and railway station to Crawley, Three Bridges, Forest Row and Tunbridge Wells (route 291) and other surrounding towns and villages. Route 270 now links East Grinstead town centre and railway station to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton via Haywards Heath, Princess Royal Hospital and Burgess Hill.

More information is available on 01293 449191 or from

By taxi

There are a number of local taxi operators, including A&B (01342 317887), Meridian Carz (01342 326595), Road Runners (01342 324444), and Western Cars (01342 300000). The average wait for a taxi can be 5-30 minutes depending on availability/time of day. If you need to wait for a taxi please use any of the benches or seating around the hospital or its grounds.