East Croydon

East Croydon Railway Station serves the town of Croydon, known for its vibrant street art, that provides an excellent base for you to explore South East England by rail.

In a few minutes you can be in open lush countryside, walking along the coast, browsing the streets in rural towns and villages and exploring sites of historic interest.

Croydon Street Art. Photo: Richard Mcall from Pixabay
Photo: Richard Mcall from Pixabay

From Croydon walkers can start their journey along the Vanguard Way, traversing some of the best scenery in southern England including the North Downs, The Weald, Ashdown Forest and South Downs National Park, finishing along a spectacular stretch of the Sussex Heritage Coast.

For walkers looking for a challenge the Box Hill Hike is ideal.

This eight-mile challenging walk features steep climbs, descents into deep valleys and many steps, covering much of the National Trust Box Hill estate.

Looking for more walking and cycling routes in the area? Visit All Trails for walking routes and Route You for cycling paths.

If you want to explore further, Croydon also features a tram service which can take you to Wimbledon in the west and as far as Beckenham in the east.

Extend your visit as you explore Croydon as featured in our extraordinary artifacts itinerary.

Getting to East Croydon by train
Frequent direct trains from London Victoria on Southern (20 mins) or London Blackfriars on Thameslink services (20 mins). Other direct rail connections include Brighton (50 mins), Southampton (2hrs 15) and Bedford (1hr 30).
Accessibility assitance at the station. Photo: GTR
Photo: GTR

Accessibility at East Croydon Railway Station

Step-free level access to all platforms. Lifts to overbridge are available from all platforms and side entrance. Long steep ramps to platforms from main entrance. A staff-operated ramp is required for step-free access between train and platform at this station. For more information and to book passenger assistance for your journey visit Thameslink assisted travel website.

For more station facilities please see East Croydon Station website.


Ways to save

You can often save money on your train tickets by booking them in advance. Look out for Super Off Peak and Off Peak tickets, offering great value for money when traveling outside peak times. Tickets can be purchased online from Thameslink or at the station. Consider buying a railcard (Senior, 16-25, Family & Friends, Disabled Persons, Two Together), to save 34% for most journeys.

Save money with 2 for 1 Days Out Guide. Download and print your vouchers from the Days Out Guide website, travel by train and show your voucher and train tickets when you arrive to get 2 for 1 entry into some of Britain's most favoured attractions.

To make your days out as enjoyable as possible, we encourage you to plan your trip in advance and check for disruptions before you start your journey. Visit our travel safe page to see what you can do to make planning easy.

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Jack and Jill Windmills in the sunshine
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