free entry (charge for cars)

How to get toRSPB Rye Meadscar-free

Visit RSPB Rye Meads 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.

Rye House Station is just ¼ mile from RSPB Rye Meads. Walk out of the station and turn right along the road, passing a striking brick medieval gatehouse. Continue along the pavement beside fence until you reach Rye Meads visitor centre on your left.

There are regular trains to Rye House Station from Broxbourne (3 minutes), Hertford East (13 minutes), Tottenham Hale (23 minutes) and London Liverpool Street (38 minutes).

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

Cyclists welcome - plan your route here

Free entry and arriving car-free means avoiding £4 parking charge.

Here’s some information on accessibility on buses and trains.

About RSPB Rye Meads

A riverside landscape of lagoons, trees and reedbeds. Look out in summer for woodpeckers, kingfishers, kestrels and a host of waterbirds, especially in winter. You might even spot green sandpipers bobbing on the scrapes or a shy bittern hiding in the reeds.

For any queries about visiting contact RSPB Rye Meads on 01992 708383 or

Address: RSPB Rye Meads, Rye Rd, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire SG12 8JS. Visit Website