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Trains to Sanderstead

Sanderstead railway station is in the London Borough of Croydon in South London and serves the neighbourhood of Purley along with the nearby Purley Oaks station. It was opened in the late-19th century by the then London, Brighton and South Coast Railway between South Croydon and East Grinstead along the Oxted Line. Sadly, the original buildings were destroyed by a fire in the mid ‘80s though new brick buildings were constructed a year later. It sits within the Travelcard Zone 6, so Oyster cards are permitted for use on London-bound travel. There is a ticket office open during weekdays as well as self-service machines and other facilities like a footbridge connecting the two platforms and digital displays. It’s managed by Southern and serves more than a million passengers a year. There are two departures an hour direct to London Victoria in 23 minutes and southbound to East Grinstead in 35 minutes.

When you reach Sanderstead, you could make a beeline one of the several parks that dot South Croydon like South Croydon Recreation Ground or Wettern Tree Gardens. Alternatively, head a little south with your clubs to tee off at the sunny Purley Downs Golf Club.

Find address details, station facilities, live departure times and train arrivals for Sanderstead station.

Station details & facilities

Find station details and facilities information for Sanderstead. Also find live train departures and arrivals for Sanderstead station, helping you to plan your next journey.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:10 - 19:30
    Saturday 07:00 - 13:35
    Sunday 08:10 - 16:25
  • Travel card zone : Zone 6
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup :
  • Oyster validator :


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available :
  • Shops note : News agent


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change : False



  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    EverydayOpen 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Car parking spaces : 70
  • Car parking charges :
    Three Monthly£237.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 56
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : station front


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Step-free level access vis either side of station to each platform. Footbridge with steps between platforms. Alternative route via street - approx 500m with some steep gradients.

  • Ramps for train access : False
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Accessible taxis to/from this station to/from the nearest accessible station can be arranged through Southern Assisted Travel - 08001381016 journeys, contact local taxi companies, details of which can be found at www.traintaxi.co.uk.

Trains to Sanderstead


Station Approach, Sanderstead Road, South Croydon, Greater London, CR2 0PL
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:10 - 19:30
Saturday 07:00 - 13:35
Sunday 08:10 - 16:25

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