Leatherhead sits just outside the M25 at the edge of the capital, yet it's just a few miles from the expansive natural beauty of Surrey Hills and the surrounding countryside.
The town centre is about half a mile from Leatherhead train station and most of the main shopping area is pedestrianised. There's a mix of high-street stores and independent shops, plus a street market on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Leatherhead Theatre, which is also a cinema and arts centre, draws visitors to the centre, too.
The current station opened in 1867, the fourth to serve the town and the only remaining. It's a grade II listed Gothic revival building designed by Charles Henry Driver, the architect who was also responsible for the Westminster Embankment in London. Now over two million passengers pass through the station every year. There are about six trains per hour into central London, with an average journey time of around 45 minutes. Other services run to Dorking, Horsham and Guildford.
Thanks to frequent Southern services, you can easily get from London Victoria to Leatherhead in 54m and from Dorking to Leatherhead in just 5m. South Western Railway trains run from London Waterloo to Leatherhead in 45m and from Guildford to Leatherhead in 26m.
Need more information on how to get to Leatherhead by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Leatherhead.
Want to know when your next train from/to Leatherhead station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Leatherhead railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Leatherhead.
There are entrances to Leatherhead station from both sides, each with a pay-and-display car park, taxi rank, cycle storage and ticket machines. The main entrance with ticket counter, cafe and toilets is on the side of platform 1, where trains to London depart. Other services away from London depart from platform 2. Access between platforms is via stairs and a subway, there is no step-free access between the platforms.
Leatherhead train station has two small car parks on the side of each entrance. Step-free access is not available at any of these car parks, so wheelchair users will need assistance to get into the station.
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Leatherhead station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.
Trains arrive into and depart from Leatherhead station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Leatherhead.
Yes, there are toilets available to use at Leatherhead station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at Leatherhead station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.