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Sydenham Hill is a south London station between the popular areas of Dulwich and Crystal Palace - in fact, it's close enough to Crystal Palace to have been called Sydenham Hill (for Crystal Palace) in the days of the famous exhibition hall. Commuter traffic dominates here, with services on the Chatham Main Line taking locals to London Victoria in about 15 minutes. Southbound trains terminate at Orpington in Kent, taking about 20 minutes. While it isn't as well known as its neighbours, Sydenham itself is a popular area, close to some of southeast London's best green spaces. Centuries ago it was a semi-rural spa - the name of Sydenham Wells Park, an imaginatively landscaped and planted park about ten minutes' walk east of the station, refers to the springs for which the area was famous. It's a short walk from there to the larger Crystal Palace Park, and Sydenham high street is another ten minutes away to the east.

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
Weekdays06:40 - 20:00
Saturday 09:00 - 15:50
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 3
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
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 spaces16
Carpark charges
Six Monthly£487.00
Three Monthly£243.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

No access to platforms. Car Park and Ticket Office are not step free.

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

Accessible taxis are not available

The main entrance to Sydenham Hill is off College Road. There's a small ticket office, and a gate onto platform 1 (towards London Victoria). If the office is closed, use the ticket machine on the platform. You can reach platform 2 (towards Orpington) via a stepped footbridge, or via an alternative entrance on the other side of the station. Both the station's entrances are stepped.

Departures and arrivals from Sydenham Hill

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Sydenham Hill station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to OrpingtonSoutheastern14:122On time
to London VictoriaSoutheastern14:181On time
to OrpingtonSoutheastern14:422On time
to London VictoriaSoutheastern14:481On time
to Bromley SouthSoutheastern14:57On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London VictoriaSoutheastern14:122On time
from OrpingtonSoutheastern14:171On time
from London VictoriaSoutheastern14:422On time
from OrpingtonSoutheastern14:471On time
from London VictoriaSoutheastern14:57On time
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