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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:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:30:00 until 10:00:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at specific times. Please check at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneChessington South is in Zone 6
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Step-free category B Station - level access to the platform is via a ramp.
ToiletsUnavailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces4
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces12
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessUnavailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Chessington South station does not have a taxi rank. Advance booking of cabs is essential. Consider using the following operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.
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 Railway17:341On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway18:041On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway18:341On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway19:041On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway19:341On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway17:531On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway18:231On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway18:531On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway19:231On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway20:221On time
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