Croydon & London Train Service Information
Transport for London (TfL) does not operate rail services in Croydon & London, but journeys by trains and other modes of public transport can be planned online using Journey Planner.
National Rail Enquiries provides detailed information about rail services in Croydon & London covering routes, timetables and fares. A full list of train operating companies, including network maps, is available on the website.
Train Tickets and Oyster Cards (You can use Oyster on all suburban trains stopping in Zones 1-9)
Croydon rail services are typically covered by Travelcards including those on Oyster cards. Pay as you go Oyster is now accepted on nearly all local rail services* including London Overground. Using Oyster pay as you go on National Rail is cheaper than paying cash for a paper ticket, a great way to save money on trips to Croydon and London. How much you pay depends on which journeys you make and the lines you use. Oyster cards are available to both residents and non-resident of the UK.
You can add money to (top up) your Oyster card and buy single or return paper tickets from ticket offices and machines at train stations.
*You cannot use pay as you go Oyster cards on the Heathrow Express and a few other services, see the Oyster website for details.
Railcards for Discounted Fares
Several different types of Rail card are available offering up to a third off train fares for about £20 per year, the following railcards are available (as for November 2012)
- Family Railcard - up to 4 adults and 4 children aged 5-15
- Young Persons - aged 16-25
- Senior Railcard - aged 60+
- Network Railcard - off-peak services in South East England
- Disabled Person Railcard - disabled people and their carers
For more information on railcards visit the Railcard website.
Accessibility Information and the Disabled Persons Railcard
The National Rail Enquiries website provides detailed information about rail services in Croydon, London and the South East covering routes, timetables, fares and access to stations and trains.
A map showing rail stations in Croydon, London and the South East that have step-free access can be found on the National Rail Enquiries disabled passengers page. You can also telephone National Rail enquiries on +44 (0)8457 48 49 50.
Like the Tube, access to platforms at rail stations will normally involve using stairs. Additionally, there will generally be a step of a few inches between the platform and the train.
Arrangements can be made for passengers with mobility impairments, including people who use wheelchairs. Train operating companies can usually arrange for staff to meet you at the station, accompany you to the train and see you safely on board. Ramps can be provided for people using wheelchairs, to get on and off trains easily.
The Disabled Persons Railcard qualifies you for up to a third off fares, see the Disabled Persons Railcard website.
Local Train Operators in Croydon
The main rail operators connecting Croydon to London and the South East are:
- First Capital Connect
- Southern Railway
- London Overground
For information on traveling to and from Croydon to London's airports please see our London Airports page.
Left Luggage Services in Croydon
Neither of the Croydon stations offer a left luggage service
Other Public Transport Services In Croydon
Connecting Croydon to Wimbledon, Beckenham and Elmers End