It's simple to reach Home of Charles Darwin, Down House, in Surrey, by train. Simply hop on a train to Orpington station and then it's just a taxi ride to the attraction. Home of Charles Darwin, Down House is full of wonders for all to enjoy – you'll find it jam-packed with a fascinating historic collection and with so much to look at, it's suitable for all ages. For more information about opening times, visit Home of Charles Darwin, Down House’s website.

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
Weekdays06:05 - 21:00
Saturday 06:05 - 21:00
Sunday 06:45 - 21:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 6
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsAvailable
PostboxAvailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATMAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
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 spaces319
Carpark charges
Annual£1,036.00
Daily£6.10
Monthly£95.90
Off-peak£5.60
Six Monthly£572.00
Three Monthly£286.00
Weekly£27.70
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces58
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
on either side of station
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Access to all platforms and interchange via lifts.

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

Accessible taxis are not available

Departures and arrivals from Orpington

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to SevenoaksSoutheastern06:135On time
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern06:194On time
to London Cannon StreetSoutheastern06:212On time
to London VictoriaSoutheastern06:247On time
to Tunbridge WellsSoutheastern06:263On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from SevenoaksSoutheastern06:164On time
from Tunbridge WellsSoutheastern06:202On time
from London Charing CrossSoutheastern06:253On time
from London Cannon StreetSoutheastern06:268On time
from HastingsSoutheastern06:372On time

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