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London to Chartwell by train and bus or taxi

Chartwell, the home of Winston Churchill, is a popular attraction. It is not near a station but there are several bus services from stations to Chartwell and I have picked the easiest routes for visitors from London.

Chartwell is open from 25 February 2017, Daily 1000-1700 (House from 1130 M-F, 1100 SSu).

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell

Monday-Friday

Buses from Oxted station stop ½ mile from Chartwell, please see the times below:

Chartwell Monday-Friday times

Saturday

The nearest bus on Saturdays is to Westerham, then it is a 2 mile walk to Chartwell. Buses to Westerham operate from Bromley N/S, Hayes, Oxted and Sevenoaks stations.

Sunday & Bank Holidays

Hourly buses from Bromley South and Hayes stations operate all the way to Chartwell when the House is open. This is the easiest route, please see the times below:

Chartwell Sunday & BH times

Taxis

Taxis can be used daily from Oxted and Sevenoaks stations, both are about 7 miles from Chartwell. For telephone numbers of local taxi operators see Traintaxi.

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Monday to Friday: to Chartwell via Oxted

Monday to Friday bus 236 operates from Oxted to Mapleton Road, ½ mile from Chartwell (about 10 minutes walk). Oxted is outside London so Travelcards and Oyster cards cannot be used to Oxted.

Oxted map

Monday-Friday times

From 27 February 2017

Train
London Victoria 0817x10231223
Clapham Junction 0823x10291229
East Croydon 0850e10411241
Oxted 0909e11011301
Bus 236
Oxted Station 0922 11221322
Mapleton Road 0939 11391339

e = higher fares apply for this early journey.
x = change trains at East Croydon (arrive 0833) and higher fares apply for this early journey.

Bus 236
Mapleton Road 122014201600$1720
Oxted Station 123714371617$1737
Train
Oxted 125414541623$1753
East Croydon 131415141645$1815
Clapham Junction 132615261656$1826
London Victoria 133515351705$1834

$ = during school holidays this bus journey operates 20 minutes later, connecting with a train 31 minutes later.

The times of trains and buses are provided in good faith but errors are possible and they may change, please check before you travel with National Rail (trains) and Southdown PSV (bus 236).

Westerham map

Sunday & Bank Holidays: to Chartwell via Bromley South or Hayes

On Sunday and Bank Holidays bus 246 operates from Bromley all the way to Chartwell, passing Bromley South and Hayes stations (both in London Zone 5). Bus 246 is a Transport for London route so London Travelcards and Oyster cards can be used on the bus all the way to Chartwell, despite it being several miles outside London.

Beware that engineering work sometimes affects Sunday and Bank Holiday train services so you should always check the train times with National Rail Enquiries before you travel.

There are slower trains to Bromley South from Blackfriars.

Sunday & Bank Holiday times via Bromley South

From 26 February 2017

Please note - bus 246 times not confirmed.

Train
London Victoria084509451045and
Bromley South 090210021102then
Bus 246 hourly
Bromley South 092910291128
Chartwell 101211131214
Bus 246
Chartwell 1219and 16201720
Bromley South 1306then 17051804
Train hourly
Bromley South 1325until 17251825
London Victoria1348 17481848

The times of trains and buses are provided in good faith but errors are possible and they may change, please check before you travel with National Rail (trains) and Transport for London (bus 246). A timetable for bus 246 is available from London Bus Routes. Always check weekend and Bank Holiday train times because they may be altered for engineering work.

Bromley map

Sunday & Bank Holiday times via Hayes

From 26 February 2017

Please note - bus 246 times not confirmed.

Train
Charing Cross 084509451045
Waterloo East 084809481048and
London Bridge 085309531053then
Hayes 092910291129hourly
Bus 246
Hayes Station 094010401139
Chartwell 101211131214

Bus 246
Chartwell 1219 16201720
Hayes Station 1254and 16551755
Train then
Hayes 1315hourly17151815
London Bridge 1349until 17491849
Waterloo East 1354 17541854
Charing Cross 1358 17581858

The times of trains and buses are provided in good faith but errors are possible and they may change, please check before you travel with National Rail (trains) and Transport for London (bus 246). A timetable for bus 246 is available from London Bus Routes. Always check weekend and Bank Holiday train times because they may be altered for engineering work.

Hayes map