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Before the 19th century, the heart of Sydenham was around what is now known as Wells Park, an area that became popular after the discovery of a collection of medicinal springs in the mid-1600s. Its development as a suburb began when the London and Croydon Railway arrived in the late 1830s, following the route of the filled-in Croydon Canal. Sydenham Station opened in 1839, and the area flooded with wealthy commuters as quality development sprang up near the station - a process that accelerated when the Crystal Palace exhibition hall was relocated to a hill above Sydenham in 1854. The station itself is in Zone 3, and is served by London Overground and Southern, ferrying local commuters to London Bridge, London Victoria and Highbury & Islington. The station is perfectly placed right on Sydenham High Street where visitors will find many independent stores including a bookshop, organic grocery, butchers and bakery, as well as popular chain stores.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:10 - 20:00
Saturday 06:10 - 20:05
Sunday 08:10 - 15:45
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 BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Nearest station with more facilities

Norwood Junction

Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes


Call Southern Trains Customer Services 08451 272920 for issues related to Southern train services.

Call London Overground Customer Services 0843 222 1234 for issues related to London Overground trains, station staff and facilities.

Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Step-free access via separate entrances to both platforms. Step-free route between platforms is via street (500m). Step-free access to the Ticket Office

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

Sydenham station has entrances on both sides. The main entrance leads to the ticket office and onto platform 2 (towards Croydon and Caterham), and there is a direct entrance onto platform 1 (towards London) from Peak Hill Gardens. A footbridge connects the platforms, but you'll need to use the street-level entrances for step-free access. There are ticket machines outside both entrances.

Departures and arrivals from Sydenham (London)

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Sydenham (London) station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London BridgeSouthern05:321Scheduled
to Highbury & IslingtonLondon Overground05:361Scheduled
to Dalston JunctionLondon Overground05:441Scheduled
to Highbury & IslingtonLondon Overground05:511Scheduled
to CaterhamSouthern05:512Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from PurleySouthern05:321Scheduled
from Crystal PalaceLondon Overground05:361Scheduled
from West CroydonLondon Overground05:441Scheduled
from Crystal PalaceLondon Overground05:511Scheduled
from London BridgeSouthern05:512Scheduled
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