Welcome to the Geraint Thomas House Travel Plan Site. We’re here to help you utilise the best of your area, be that shops, facilities or public transport.
This page is designed for you! Think of this page as your one stop shop for all the latest, up to date information regarding travel and your local area. On this page you can find information on:
- Local shops and centres
- Bus stops and timetables
- Train station and timetables
- Cycle routes
- Crawley Car Club
- Local travel news
Crawley Town Centre is located right on your doorstep with a whole host of amenities located approximately 200m of your home! There are supermarkets, restaurants, post office, banks, a pharmacy and numerous shops.
The accessibility map below highlights all of the major amenities and points of interest that can be found in the vicinity of your new house.
The Crawley Area has a number of great things to do and places to visit, including:
- Tilgate Park
- Crawley Town Football Club
- The Hawth Theatre
- Southern Pursuits Off-Road and ATV Trials
- Buchan Country Park
Key local amenities and facilities are presented in the table below:
|Local Amenities and Facilities||Distance||Walking time (Minutes)|
|Local shopping hub||150||3|
Walking has been scientifically proven to increase blood flow to the brain and improve your mood. So why not start walking today!!
If you’re wanting to get into walking or already have a passion, take a look at these groups:
- Crawley Health Walks– Crawley Health Walks is run by a group of volunteers and offers a programme of health walks throughout the Crawley area. It’s part of a national network of short, group health walks that are delivered by local schemes. It’s ideal if you are new to walking or recovering from an illness, or even if you just want to improve your fitness. To find out details of the next walk visit www.crawley.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk
- Ramblers Association– Britain’s biggest walking charity. Become a member of Ramblers association and join Crawley and North Sussex group of the Ramblers Association is one of 10 groups in Sussex. For more information visit: http://www.crawleyramblers.co.uk/
Don’t forget Geraint Thomas House has secure and covered cycle parking for 156 bicycles!
The West Sussex Cycle Journey Planner provides a clear map of cycle routes in your area to help with easy planning, shown in the map below. Visit: https://cyclejourneyplanner.westsussex.gov.uk/. To help you out on planning your journey and where to explore, route maps are available from here.
Why not switch 4 wheels to 2 and get on your bike; for exercise or just for fun!
A map for cycling in Crawley is available here.
Cycle routes available in the wider area can be found on the Sustrans website. National Cycle Network routes 228 and 21 are close to your new home. Route 228 is a recreational route out to the west of Crawley, whilst Route 21 is a long-distance route from Greenwich out of London through Lewisham (the Waterlink Way) to Crawley, and then via East Grinstead and Eridge to Heathfield and Eastbourne.
You can also undertake bike ability training offered by WSCC: https://schools.westsussex.gov.uk/Services/3147. Which you will have the opportunity redeem through one of the vouchers offered to you.
Closest Bike Shop- Decathlon Crawley located on Queens Square and only a couple of minutes walk away.
The bus services in Crawley are fantastic with your new home located near to the stops in the town centre.
The local area is served by 13 different bus services, all which stop within 250m of Geraint Thomas House! With Key destinations including, Gatwick Airport, Horsham, Worthing, Redhill. East Grinstead, Horley, Reigate, Sutton and Epsom.
The Broadway (5 minute walk) provides access to most of these services. They are run by Compass Travel and Metro Bus. Full timetables and service updates can be found on their website.
Local bus services are summarised in the table below and further information on public transport can be found at:
Table shows a key route that stop at The Broadway, a 3-minute walk (250m) from Geraint Thomas House. The nearest bus stops to Geraint Thomas House are located a 3-minute walk away on The Broadway (as shown on the local area map).
|Bus service||Bus Route|
|1||Bewbush – Crawley Hospital – Broadfield|
|2||Ifield West – Crawley – Tilgate|
|4/5||Gatwick Airport – Poundhil|
|10 fastway||Gatwick Airport – Bewbush|
|21||Crawley – Dorking – Epsom|
|22||Crawley – Horley – Holmbury St Mary|
|23||Crawley – Horsham – Worthing|
|100 fastway||Maidenbower – Crawley – Gatwick – East Surrey Hospital – Redhill|
|400||East Grinstead -Crawley – Gatwick – East Surrey Hospital – Redhill Caterham|
Crawley Railway Station is located 650m from your home and is accessible via a 7 minute walk. Services from here include Southern Railways services run on a frequent basis to key destinations such as Bognor Regis (1h 2m), Portsmouth (1h 10m), Gatwick Airport (5m), London Bridge (43m) and London Victoria (41m). For detailed and up to date train journey information for Crawley Station, click here.
Timetable and pricing information can be found at www.thetrainline.com
- 60 cycle parking spaces
- ATM machine
Did you know – You can also save money on rail travel when you purchase a Network Railcard. Railcards have an annual cost of £30 and can save you up to 1/3 off most rail fares (subject to Terms and Conditions). For more information and to purchase your railcard click here.
Plus Bike- Free resource tool to plan a seamless journey while travelling with your bike. Visit: https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinations/PlusBike.aspx
Travelling by Car
- Crawley Borough Council are providing residents of Geraint Thomas House and the wider Crawley community with a pay-as-you-go car.
- The Car Club can be found in space 20 of the car park!
- Pay-as-you go cars offer you peace of mind, convenience and accessibility – whilst avoiding excessive car ownership.
- Try the car for free by using promo code CRAWLEY25 when you sign up and receive:
- Free membership,No monthly charge, and
- £25 driving credit.
Scan the QR code to download the app and get started!
Electric charging points in Crawley: Orchard Street Surface Car Park, Crawley Railway Station, Town Hall Multi Story Car Park. Visit www.zap-map.com for more charging points
Enterprise Car Club Crawley– A pay as you go vehicle hire scheme. The closest vehicles is a van located on Spindle Way, a 10-minute walk from your new home. Book by online at https://www.enterprisecarclub.co.uk/.
Crawley Car Club
Crawley Borough Council have implemented a car club within Geraint Thomas House for residents and the wider community to use. See below or click here for further details!
Local Travel News
Stay up to date with the local travel news by taking a look at the travel links below:
National Rail Enquiries – To search for engineering works on rail routes. Search via route or operator e.g. Southern Rail.
Traveline – A national journey planner allowing you to plan door-to-door travel using public transport.
CycleStreets Journey Planner – This is an online service dedicated to cyclists. It knows all the shortcuts, and the route takes account of steepness and congestion. The results can even be downloaded to a GPS / SatNav device so they can be followed whilst travelling.