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South Croydon station in south London in Travelcard Zone 5 sits on the Brighton Line. The station was opened in 1865 to provide more space for the reversal of local trains, but it soon became an important rail hub as the town rapidly expanded throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, booming in the Industrial Revolution and once again in the 1920s and 1930s, when it was home to London's main airport. Today, Croydon is known as the home of popular TV sitcom, Peep Show, but there's much more to the area than telly fame. It's a multicultural melting pot brimming with brutalist and art-deco architecture and a retail haven with The Whitgift Centre, once the biggest shopping mall in Europe when it opened in 1970. Other highlights include the market on Surrey Street, dating back to 1276, and Croydon Palace, the summer residence for the Archbishop of Canterbury for over 500 years.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:20 - 19:45
Saturday 06:20 - 19:45
Sunday 08:10 - 15:45
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 5
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
ATM notes
Located outside the station
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces118
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£224.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces20
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Located outside the station entrance, by the car park

Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

No step-free access. Nearest step-free station is East Croydon.

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

Accessible taxis to/from this station to/from the nearest accessible station can be arranged through Southern Assisted Travel - 08451 23 77 70. For other taxi journeys, contact local taxi companies, details of which can be found at www.traintaxi.co.uk.

The only entrance to South Croydon station is on Blunt Road. Enter the ticket hall has a ticket counter and barriers to a walkway then subway, with stairs leading to the five covered platforms. As platforms 1 and 2 are through tracks with no public access, use platforms 3 and 4 for trains to London Bridge and London Victoria and platform 5 for trains to Caterham and beyond. Easy-access toilets are in the waiting room off the walkway.

Departures and arrivals from South Croydon

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into South Croydon station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to East GrinsteadSouthern13:124On time
to CaterhamSouthern13:155On time
to Tattenham CornerSouthern13:155On time
to East CroydonSouthern13:194On time
to London BridgeSouthern13:23On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from East CroydonSouthern13:124On time
from London BridgeSouthern13:155On time
from East GrinsteadSouthern13:194On time
from CaterhamSouthern13:23On time
from Tattenham CornerSouthern13:23On time
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