to Sanderstead - travel options by train and buses

Starting at:

• Take the Transfer to Balham Rail Station
• Change at Balham Rail Station
• Take the Southern to West Croydon
• Change at West Croydon Rail Station
• Take the Walk to West Croydon Bus Station
• Change at West Croydon Bus Station
• Take the 403 bus to Sanderstead Station
• Change at Sanderstead Station

Arrive at: Sanderstead

Journey time between and Sanderstead averages at 40 minutes


Stations passed through from

  • Balham Rail Station

Local disruptions

Most Tube station ticket machines are only accepting bank cards. You can top up using your contactless and Oyster account, the TfL Oyster and contactless app or an Oyster ticket stop. Ticket machines at all London Overground and DLR stations are still accepting cash.

SANDERSTEAD STATION: Sunday 12 July, the station is closed. Please use Purley Oaks instead or local London Buses Route 403.

SOUTHERN RAILWAY: Sunday 12 July, no service between South Croydon and East Grinstead / Uckfield. Replacement buses operate between Purley and East Grinstead / Crowborough calling at Upper Warlingham (for shuttle bus to Woldingham), Oxted and all stations, and between Crowborough and Uckfield.


Ticket price information

Fares between two stations may vary depending on the direction of travel, time of day and day of the week.

We charge higher fares at the busiest times of the day (usually between 06:30 and 09:30, and between 16:00 and 19:00, Monday to Friday).

When you pay as you go, you must touch your contactless or Oyster card on a yellow reader at the start and end of your journey.

Some journeys are charged via Zone 1 regardless of the route taken.

If your journey avoids Zone 1 and you see a pink card reader when changing trains, touch your contactless or Oyster card on it to pay the right fare.


Return journey: Sanderstead to


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