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Trains to Balham

With the opening of the train line to Crystal Palace in 1856, Balham began its transformation from a small village to the south of London to the busy neighbourhood visitors emerge into from the station today. Trains from Balham include regular services to London Victoria, Sutton, Epsom, Milton Keynes Central and South Croydon, and the station is also connected to the London Underground's Northern Line. The centre of Balham, with its wide range of shops, bars and restaurants, can be found immediately outside the station along Balham High Road and Bedford Hill. Balham is also the closest National Rail station to Tooting Bec Common and the Tooting Bec Lido. This open-air swimming pool is open to the general public from May to September and is the second largest in the UK. It's about twenty minutes on foot from the station or fifteen minutes by bus.

Station details & facilities

Balham's concourse is on Station Road, and has ticket desks, ticket machines and access to the London Underground (Northern Line). From the concourse, the platforms are reached via a ramp and subway, with a lift to platforms 1 (southbound) and 2 (towards London). There is a taxi rank and bus stop on Station Road, with further bus stops for onward connections on Balham High Road. There is an easy-access toilet and a cafe on the platforms.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:00 - 21:45
    Saturday 06:00 - 21:45
    Sunday 07:00 - 21:00
  • Travel card zone : Zone 3
  • Oyster Prepay :
  • Oyster topup :
  • Oyster validator :


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones : False
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Station Buffet notes : Food outlet (Seating available)
  • Customer Service Notes :

    Please contact Customer Services on 03451 272920

  • Customer help points :
  • Nearest station with more facilities :

    London Victoria & Clapham Junction


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available : False


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change : False



  • Car parking spaces : 0

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 14
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location :

    Side entrance


  • Step-free access : Part of station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Step-free access to platforms 1 and 2 from street via lift. Step-free interchange is possible between platforms 1 (to Croydon/Sutton/London Bridge) and 2 (to Victoria). During times of engineering work trains may stop on platform 3 which is not step-free, please check when dates of travel are known. Nearest step-free stations are Clapham Junction, Victoria, Streatham Common or Streatham Hill.

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    London Black Cab area.

Trains to Balham


Balham High Road, Balham, London, SW12 9SG
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 21:45
Saturday 06:00 - 21:45
Sunday 07:00 - 21:00