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Trains to Waterloo East

Opened in 1869, London Waterloo East is an interchange station serving London Waterloo. A major rail link connecting the west and the east of London city centre, Waterloo East's trains that head west terminate at Charing Cross, and trains heading east connect with London Bridge before continuing on to various suburbs in the capital's south-eastern boroughs of Lewisham and Greenwich. London Waterloo East was originally connected to the main station by a small rail line running right through the concourse. A short-lived experiment, in reality, this inter-station train track is forever immortalised in fiction - in H.G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds, it is used to deploy troops to the site of the Martian landing. Today, the two stations are connected by a covered bridge, and there are no little green men, but that's not to say that there is nothing at which to marvel - the view from platform A is a futuristic fare, aligning superbly with 21st-century-London landmark, The Shard. The station is also perfectly positioned for visiting tourists, with all major Southbank attractions - including the Florence Nightingale Museum, the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, the London Eye, Southbank Centre and BFI IMAX - ten-minutes walk away.

Station details & facilities

London Waterloo East is accessed via a covered walkway from the main Waterloo station, as well as by a separate stairwell on Sandell Street. There is no ticket office and tickets must be purchased at the main station's ticket kiosks or at ticket machines at the eastern end of the walkway. The four platforms at Waterloo East are lettered to avoid confusion with the numbered platforms at the main Waterloo station. There are cafes on platforms A and B and the toilets can be found on the latter as well.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available :
  • Ticket Office opening hours : Tickets bought in advance online or from South West Trains telesales can be collected from a ticket machine at the station.
    DayOpening Hours
    EverydayOpen 24 hours
  • Travel card zone : Zone 1
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup :
  • Oyster validator :



  • Postbox :
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Station Buffet notes : Coffee shop, Café, Buffet, Coffee kiosk, Cold drinks vending machine, Food vending machine, Public House/Bar, Food outlet (Seating available)
  • Staff Help Notes :

    Staff help is available from station reception on Cab Road, station staff. Disability assistance can be arranged by contacting South West Trains on 0845 6000 0650 between 06:00 and 22:00 or by emailing customerrelations@swt.co.uk It is preferred if assistance is arranged 24 hours in advance.

    Monday-Friday 04:30-01:05
    Saturday 04:30-01:50
    Sunday 05:30-01:05 

  • Customer Service Notes : Monday-Saturday 07:00-22:15 
    Sunday 09:00-20:45 

    Station Reception

  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available :
  • Shops note : Kiosk, News agent, Wide range of shops, Mini supermarket, Pharmacy, Convenience store, High street shops, Passport Photo Booth


  • Toilets available :
  • Toilets description :

    Yes, One is on Cab Road and the other is near Platform 20 beside Starbucks. They are both operated by a radar key.

  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :



  • ATM available :
  • ATM notes : Located on concourse

Bureau de Change

  • Bureau de Change :


  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : APCOA Parking (UK) Limited
  • Car parking spaces : 27

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 573
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : Cycle storage is now located opposite the main entrance on Cab Road.


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

    There is level access from all platforms to the main concourse.

    There is level access to the station via Exits 1 (Station approach), Exit 2 (via lifts to Waterloo Road and level Access to the Jubilee line), Exit 3 (for taxis and Station Reception)

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

    Accessible taxis are available from the taxi rank on Cob Road / Station Approach

Trains to Waterloo East


Station Approach, London, Greater London, SE1 8SW
Ticket Office Hours
Tickets bought in advance online or from South West Trains telesales can be collected from a ticket machine at the station.
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours

Useful links when visiting Waterloo East by train