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Trains to South Croydon

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

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:20 - 19:45
    Saturday 06:20 - 19:45
    Sunday 08:10 - 15:45
  • Travel card zone : Zone 5
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup :
  • Oyster validator :


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


  • CCTV :


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



  • ATM available :
  • ATM notes : Located outside the station


  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    EverydayOpen 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Car parking spaces : 118
  • Car parking charges :
    Three Monthly£224.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 20
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location :

    Located outside the station entrance, by the car park


  • Step-free access : Part of station
  • Step-free access notes :

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

  • 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 - 08451 23 77 70. For other taxi journeys, contact local taxi companies, details of which can be found at www.traintaxi.co.uk.

Trains to South Croydon


Blunt Road, South Croydon, Greater London, CR2 7PA
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:20 - 19:45
Saturday 06:20 - 19:45
Sunday 08:10 - 15:45

Useful links when visiting South Croydon by train