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Caterham station is at the end of the branch line that divides from the London to Brighton main line at Purley. Trains from Caterham operate through Croydon to London Victoria and London Bridge via Forest Hill, with a usual service of two direct trains to each destination per hour plus other services at peak times requiring changes. Average journey times are about 50 minutes to Victoria and 55 minutes to London Bridge. A station was first built in Caterham in 1856, but that was replaced by the current station when it opened at the dawn of the 20th century on 1st January 1900. When you step out of the station today, you’re right in the town’s main shopping area and just across the road from the East Surrey Museum, which tells the story of the area right back to the Stone Age. For onward local travel, there are bus stops directly outside on Station Avenue and around the corner on Croydon Road.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:40 - 19:05
Saturday 06:10 - 19:30
Sunday 08:20 - 16:15
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 6
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Food outlet (Seating available)
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameWaitrose
Carpark operatorWaitrose
Car parking spaces100
Carpark charges
Annual£562.00
Daily£5.50
Monthly£76.00
Off-peak£2.00
Three Monthly£180.00
Weekly£23.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces32
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Platform 1 and 2
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Step-free access via long steep ramp to both platforms.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

For information contact local taxi companies, details of which can be found at www.traintaxi.co.uk.

There is one main entrance to Caterham station, which has a ticket counter, ticket machines and a coffee kiosk. Access to both platforms is through the ticket hall and via a long steep ramp. Down on the platforms, you’ll find male, female and accessible toilets, as well as a waiting room and covered cycle racks. There’s a taxi rank outside the entrance and rail passengers can pay to use the supermarket car park next door.

Departures and arrivals from Caterham

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Caterham station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London BridgeSouthern20:001On time
to London BridgeSouthern20:202On time
to London BridgeSouthern20:301On time
to London BridgeSouthern20:502On time
to London BridgeSouthern21:001On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London BridgeSouthern20:171On time
from London BridgeSouthern20:282On time
from London BridgeSouthern20:471On time
from London BridgeSouthern20:582On time
from London BridgeSouthern21:171On time
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