Visits & Getting there. HMP Ford

Visits are held between 14:00-16:00 on Wednesday, Friday Saturday & Sunday. You can book online at All you need is the name and date of birth of the person you are visiting and their prisoner number.

You can choose up to 3 possible dates and times. Prison booking staff will check what’s available and confirm your visit by email. You’ll also receive your visiting order (VO) number by email. You must bring this with you when you visit. If you’ve made an online visit booking request and haven’t received a confirmation email within 1-3 working days, please email

In addition to normal visits, Ford holds family visits regularly (every 6-8 weeks), these are arranged by Chaplaincy at the prison.

Getting there:

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The nearest train station is Ford, about a mile from the prison. For timetables and prices click here. There isn’t a bus service to the prison.

By car from the North: A29 to Arundel roundabout, A27 – take 4th turning signposted FORD – prison is 1 mile after railway station. From the south A259 Littlehampton (East) Bognor Regis (West); turn North (right from East; left from West) at Ford, Clymping roundabout; prison approximately half a mile. Car parking is available at the prison.


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