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Chessington's rise as a commuter town began in 1927. The opening of the Kingston bypass brought new housing to the fields around the town, and the arrival of rail a decade later spurred yet more development. Today the town is best known for Chessington World of Adventures, Greater London's only theme park, with in excess of two million visitors a year. The park includes the much older Chessington Zoo, which sent a baby elephant to attend the opening of the station back in 1939. Despite Chessington South's distance from London - nearly 14 miles - it sits within Travelcard Zone 6, and serves a steady stream of commuters to the capital, with trains to London Waterloo every half hour. The line was originally meant to extend south to Leatherhead, but WW2 intervened - today you can still see a set of disused tracks runing beyond the station into Ashtead Common Wood.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:30 - 10:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 6
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces4
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£150.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces6
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Chessington South is not accessible to wheelchair users who are advised to contact our Assisted Travel Team on 0800 52 82 100.

Ramps for train accessUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Chessington South station's entrance is in the car park off Station Road. The small concourse contains a ticket machine and leads down to the station's only platform via stairs. If you need a staffed ticket desk, don't despair - there is one on the platform. Other facilities are limited, but there is bench seating and an information point on the platform, and a small shop outside the station. The station does not currently have step-free access.

Departures and arrivals from Chessington South

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Chessington South station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway08:101On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway08:401On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway09:101On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway09:401On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway10:101On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from WimbledonSouth Western Railway07:581Late
from WimbledonSouth Western Railway08:261On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway08:561On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway09:261On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway09:551On time
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