Free, 25 mins from Liverpool Street

How to get toEpping Forestcar-free

Visit Epping Forest car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

It’s easy to get to Epping Forest car-free, using the Overground, Central Line or by bus. Epping Forest Heritage Trust made these handy maps, which show the nearest tube stations and tips for if you’re lost. They also took the photograph in the header of this page.

Overground trains stop at Chingford, which is within 10 minutes’ stroll from Queen Elizabeth 1’s Hunting Lodge and Epping Forest Visitor Centre. The journey is about 25-minutes from Liverpool Street via Hackney Downs and Walthamstow. From Chingford, you can trek further into the forest for the Holly or Willow trails. (There is also a heritage railway from Ongar in Essex.)

Underground stations on the Central Line near the forest include:

Buses stop inside the forest at:

Use our journey planner to get the best route from where you are.

Cyclists welcome - plan your route here

Here’s some information on access to attractions, buses and trains.

About Epping Forest

Veteran trees are knobbly and bulgy giants. Overtime they establish ecosystems all of their own, with places to climb and hide in. Epping Forest consists of 55,000 such characters, covering 5,900 acres of ancient woodland. Some trees alive today are as old as the Anglo Saxons, and the habitat is thought to have existed on this spot since the last ice age.
Humans interacted with the forest since we have been here. It was once (shared) common land, enclosed as a royal hunting ground, and later one of the first landscapes to be protected by parliament. The forest is now looked after as a place for people and wildlife to relax and mingle.

For any queries about visiting contact Epping Forest on 020 8532 1010 or

Address: 6 Ranger's Road, London, E4 7QH. Visit Website