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Until the arrival of the railway in 1868, Orpington was little more than a village surrounded by fruit farms and hop fields. The railway brought with it commuters, and nowadays Orpington is a suburban town in the south-east of Greater London, with direct links to Victoria, Cannon Street and Charing Cross. The centre of Orpington is focused on the High Street and The Walnut Shopping Centre, a fifteen minute walk or a short bus ride from the station, or a short bus ride. The Priory - which houses the Bromley Museum - and the Priory Gardens are just north of the shopping centre, but Orpington's other claim to fame is directly next door to the station. When work began on a new station entrance and council buildings in 1926, it uncovered the remains of Crofton Roman Villa, whose ten remaining rooms are now part of a museum. You can visit them during the summer on Wednesdays, Fridays and bank holidays.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Being staffed may mean there is only staff in the ticket office, who may not always be available to assist - booking is recommended
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:05 - 21:00
Saturday 06:05 - 21:00
Sunday 06:45 - 21:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 6
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorMeteor Parking Ltd
Car parking spaces319
Carpark charges
Six Monthly£572.00
Three Monthly£286.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces58
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
on either side of station
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Access to all platforms and interchange via lifts.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are not available

There are eight platforms at Orpington, with ticket offices on either side of the station. The platforms are linked by a subway, with a footbridge between platform 1 and 6 and lifts allowing for step-free access throughout. Toilets are located on platform 5, and also on platform 3 (women) and platform 1 (men). Fast trains to Charing Cross and Cannon Street usually depart from platform 2, with trains to Ashford International departing from platform 3.

Departures and arrivals from Orpington

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Orpington station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern17:204On time
to London VictoriaSoutheastern17:237On time
to Tunbridge WellsSoutheastern17:263On time
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern17:272Late
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern17:334On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from SevenoaksSoutheastern17:194On time
from Tunbridge WellsSoutheastern17:262Late
from London Charing CrossSoutheastern17:263On time
from London Charing CrossSoutheastern17:284On time
from London Cannon StreetSoutheastern17:308On time
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