Horsham is located about half way between London and the South Coast at the end of ‘the High Weald’
Horsham is less than an hour’s journey from London and half an hour’s drive from the M25 using the A24.
Gatwick Airport is only 20 minutes drive from Horsham town using the M23 and A264.
Horsham town centre has numerous car parks giving access to town facilities.
Additional Public Parking has been added Evenings (after 6pm) and Weekends at The Drill Hall, Denne Road and Parkside Council Offices
Smart Park – ANPR pay on exit parking is at Swan Walk, The Forum and Hurst Road (plus Piries Place when reopened)
others are Pay on Exit or by Ring Go app (download here)
There is also customer parking at the town centre Sainsbury’s and John Lewis/Waitrose
Park and Ride
When driving to Horsham, the Park and Ride Service, run by Metrobus is an easy and convenient way to get to the town centre.
Horsham railway station serves the town of Horsham in West Sussex, England. It is 37 miles 56 chains (60.7 km) down the line from London Bridge, measured via Redhill, on the Arun Valley Line and the Sutton & Mole Valley Lines, and train services are provided by Southern. Services on the Sutton & Mole Valley Line from London Victoria via Dorking terminate here, the others continue into the Arun Valley: a half-hourly service from London Victoria to Southampton Central or Portsmouth Harbour (alternating) and Bognor Regis. These trains usually divide here with the front (Southampton/Portsmouth) portion travelling fast (next stop Barnham) and the rear (Bognor Regis) half providing stopping services.
A new Thameslink service (TL5) entered service in March 2018, running from Horsham to Peterborough (via Redhill). This now connects London Bridge, Farringdon and Kings Cross St Pancras in central London, through north London, to Huntingdon and Peterborough.
For up to date travel information contact: –
National rail enquiries: www.nationalrail.co.uk Tel 08457 484 950
Local bus and coach operators include:
Metrobus: www.metrobus.co.uk Tel 01293 449191
Compass :- www.compass-travel.co.uk Tel 01903 690025
Southern Transit: www.southerntransit.co.uk Tel 01273 464754
Stagecoach:- www.stagecoachbuses.com Tel 01273 886200
Arriva :- www.arrivabus.co.uk Tel 01403 529003
National Express: www.nationalexpress.com Tel 0871 781 8178
A range of accommodation is available in the area to suit all tastes and pockets
In the town itself there is:
24/7 Lets Short Term Serviced Apartments in Horsham Town Centre (HTWS Accomodation partner)
For further details visit: Horsham Visitor
Accessibility and Toilets
Horsham is relatively, flat, compact and easy to get around with most facilities and features within a 5-10 minute walk for the town centre. A map showing the location of public toilets is available here
Places to Eat
Horsham has over 50 Restaurants, Cafes, Tea Rooms, Pubs, Bars and Take Aways so an eating and drinking option is never far away. A guide can be found here
Horsham’s main shopping locations are Swan Walk Shopping Centre and West Street but there are brand name and independent stores throughout the centre. A guide can be found here
Developments opened in 2019
Exciting new investments in Horsham opened in 2019 adding another Hotel, Everyman Cinema, Restaunats, Bars and and other leisure premises in Piries Place by Reef Estates. A larger Piries Place Car Park with over 500 spaces is under contruction by Horsham District Council (due September 2019) (virtual tour video) The centre of Swan Walk shopping centre has also been reconfigured to provide a new larger retail store for Next, another Costa, a gym with more to come by Aviva. Mixed use redevelopments are also under way in Guidford Road and Brighton Road approaches to the town. A new Lidl Store in Foundry Lane, just North of the station is well under way (due open by end 2019)