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Two separate railway stations came together to make London Victoria – and if you look closely, you can tell from the building's architecture. On one side is the grey stone of the former South Eastern and Chatham Railway station, and on the other the red-brick Renaissance-style building once known as the Brighton Station. The creation of the Southern Railway linked the two companies and their buildings in 1923, creating the bustling terminal that trains arrive at today. Rarely quiet, Victoria is the arrival point for trains from Kent, the south coast and many of London's southern suburbs, as well as for the Gatwick Express.

For tourists, its location takes some beating: a fifteen minute walk takes you to Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and the top-end shopping around Sloane Square. London Victoria is close to the Victoria and Albert Museum and is also well-connected for onward travel, with Circle, District and Victoria underground lines and the Victoria Coach Station nearby.

London Victoria is one of the major London terminals, serving passengers in the south-east of England. There are three train companies that operate out of Victoria: Southeastern, Southern and Gatwick Express. Southeastern trains take passengers primarily into the Kent region, with trains travelling each day to Ashford International, Gillingham and Dover Priory. 

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Advance Purchase tickets are available to from the Ticket office between 07:00-21:00
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday 04:00 - 01:00
Sunday 06:00 - 01:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 1
Left LuggageAvailable
Left Luggage phone number0207 401 8444
Left Luggage Websitehttp://www.left-baggage.co.uk/locations.php
Shops noteNews agent Flower stall Hairdresser Shoe repairer Wide range of shops Pharmacy Convenience store High street shops Off Licence Passport Photo Booth
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop Coffee kiosk Public House/Bar Food outlet (Seating available)
ATM notes
The ATM machines are located on the Eastern and Central Concourse (Platforms 1 and 7) and also within a retail outlet on the station (Grosvenor Hotel).
Bureau de ChangeAvailable
Tourist Information OfficeAvailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Toilets notesSituated on central concourse and platform 2.
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Find WiFi Hotspots around London Victoria station
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Monday-Sunday 07:00-21:50 

Via Network Rail Reception

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAPCOA UK Ltd
Car parking spaces107
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces24
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Alongside station entrance, on exit to Wilton Road, On platform 7/8 behind gates
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Access to the underground - via steps

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

Available on request

Taxi rank outside main station entrance

With over 70 million passengers arriving or departing from London Victoria each year, it can get extremely busy. Most platforms lead off of the main concourse, and they fall into four groups: platforms 1-7 (towards Kent) are on the left-hand side of the concourse; 8-12 (towards southeast London) are in the middle; 13-14 (Gatwick Express) are also in the middle; and 15-19 (towards the south coast) are down a short corridor on the right of the concourse.


Frequently asked questions

Is London Victoria station open?

London Victoria 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.

Are trains running today from London Victoria station?

Trains arrive into and depart from London Victoria station almost every day, although there may be less services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from London Victoria station.

Are there toilets in London Victoria station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at London Victoria station.

Are dogs allowed in London Victoria station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at London Victoria station but should be kept on a lead or comfortable in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from London Victoria

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into London Victoria station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to South CroydonSouthern00:1510Late
to Ashford InternationalSoutheastern00:254On time
to OrpingtonSoutheastern00:283On time
to Gillingham (Kent)Southeastern00:405On time
to BrightonSouthern05:0815Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from RamsgateSoutheastern00:154On time
from RamsgateSoutheastern00:235On time
from BrightonSouthern00:33On time
from OrpingtonSoutheastern00:367Late
from South CroydonSouthern00:4010On time
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