The village is served by two railway stations on the Southern network. The nearest is Pulborough (3 miles) and the next closest is Billingshurst (4 miles). Trains on this line run between Southampton and Portsmouth and London Victoria, serving Gatwick Airport on the way. You can download a timetable from Southern's website here. BEWARE! Your service is now known as the 'LONDON AND WEST COASTWAY' service. The timetable (NB: for Monday to Friday only!) is a nightmare to follow, and I recommend visiting the 'Pocket Timetable' site where you can actually download something you can understand! However, again BEWARE - there is a caveat about accuracy post 20th May. Because of the disruption and poor service by Southern, it is best to check frequency and times before you travel. The line to Brighton can be accessed at Three Bridges and trains to London Bridge can be boarded there also. Journey time to London is around 1:15 to 1:20. Fares etc can be found at Southern's website along with special on-line deals - tickets once booked can easily be retrieved at the station ticket machine using your credit/debit card and booking reference.
Do be aware, as said, that the train service is poor here and that you cannot reliably 'do' an evening show in London and return by train. The last train is 2236 out of Victoria, although you can travel via Horsham later, currently the latest is a 2336 departure.
2 bus services run through the village. The timetable for the Route 1 can be downloaded here. The service is hourly during the day M-Sat with a reduced service on Sundays operating only between Pulborough station and Worthing.
*** You can check on the running of the service on this page ***. Enter the Route number (1?) and select the direction for live times. There is also a mobile app.
The Horsham service (74) runs roughly every 2 hours from Storrington, Monday - Saturday but less frequently through West Chiltington, and the Route 100 runs Monday-Saturday from Burgess Hill to Horsham via Pulborough Station passing Tescos and Sainsburys stores.On Wednesdays the Chichester service (71) runs once that day through Pulborough.
The Community Minibus Association (West Sussex)
The Community Minibus Association (West Sussex) has been a registered charity (no. 275787) for over 35 years and is formed into six divisions. The Storrington Division, like all divisions, is run entirely by volunteers and provides a door-to-door regular service for local shopping, visits to towns and supermarkets, social outings and supporting community activities for the residents of Storrington, Sullington, Nutbourne, West Chiltington, Cootham and Thakeham who are unable to use public transport.
We have regular shopping trips to Storrington (Shopping Precinct car park), Pulborough (Tesco and Sainsbury's), Worthing (Morrison's, Worthing Town Centre, or once-a-month to Asda), Holmbush, and Shoreham (M&S; Tesco and Next). Additional locations may be added according to popular demand. We also have trips to the weekly Storrington Monday Club and monthly Pop-In Lunch; Lunch Club visits to suitable venues in the area on some Wednesdays; during summer months the "Special" trips go to the seaside, countryside and places of popular interest. We can also arrange special one-off trips for local Associated Groups. Our service is restricted to specific destinations and drop-off points.
If you live in the Storrington area and would like to become a member please contact Sylvia Hyams on 01903 745878 and she will "sign you up". The current annual membership fee is £5 and you will be given a leaflet listing all trips (current charges £1 to £4 for shopping trips) and telephone numbers to call. Any member can telephone the booking office any weekday between 10 am and 12 noon on our free number (0 3000 309 390).
The Community Minibus Association primarily provides and operates transport facilities, but its services also reflect a very real commitment to enhancing members' lives in other ways. As well as being able to shop, the trips provide a regular opportunity to maintain personal contact with friends and relations in the local community. The Wednesday Specials provide the means to get out of the house for a while to see the countryside and to converse with old friends and to make new ones.
We are always in need of drivers, escorts and booking office staff. If you would like to join us please call the Divisional Organizer - Jim James on 01903 745902.