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Trains to Chessington South

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

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:30 - 10:00
    Saturday Closed
    Sunday Closed
  • Travel card zone : Zone 6
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup :
  • Oyster validator :


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer Service Notes :

    Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650

  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :



  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Car parking spaces : 4
  • Car parking charges :
    Three Monthly£150.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 6
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV :


  • Step-free access : Part 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 access : False
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
Trains to Chessington South


Garrison Lane, Chessington, KT9 2JR
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:30 - 10:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Useful links when visiting Chessington South by train