Taxis & Flexibus


You will need to book a taxi in advance by telephone. The nearest railway stations to Rivendell, Uckfield and Buxted, do not have taxi ranks and the number of taxis available in the local area is limited. It is often impossible to get a taxi between 4pm-7pm without it having been booked the day before travelling. The cost from Uckfield or Buxted station will be approximately £15-17. When you book do check the price and whether the taxi driver would prefer to pick you up from Uckfield or Buxted railway station.

Taxi Companies:
Reliable Taxis 01825 764546
R & R Taxis 01825 765885
S & R Taxis 01825 767000
Colins Taxis 01825 764281 or 07983315511

Crowborough Taxis:
You can also leave the train at Crowborough, 2 stops before Uckfield.
Crowborough Cabs 01892 665522, 
Ashdown Cars 01892 655604

FlexiBus (Zone 4)

*Important* Please leave a Liftshare note here: Liftshare when you've successfully booked a Flexibus, stating the retreat name time and place of pickup, so that others may take advantage of your booked journey.

If someone has already booked, just phone Flexibus to ask to be picked up at the same time.

£2.50 Single fare

Book your ride by phone:

01273 078203 6:30am – 7:30pm (Monday to Saturday)

or RidePingo App

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You can book a FlexiBus ride up to 30 minutes before you want to travel and up to 7 days in advance. Bookings can be made online, using an app and by telephone to our call centre.  At busy times, you can leave a voicemail message and someone will call you back.

You can book up to five seats per trip, subject to availability.

Booking confirmation

App bookings will receive a confirmation within the app, with an estimated pick up and drop off time. This time may vary slightly, within a few minutes either side of the estimated time.

Telephone bookings will receive a confirmation phone call where contact details have been provided. 

Your ride confirmation will be the zone name and vehicle number plate. The driver will check your booking details when you board. All buses will have the FlexiBus branding on the side and the front.

Receipts are sent via email.