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Getting Here

Just ten miles from central London and the M25 motorway and 30 minutes by road from Gatwick International Airport, Croydon is easy to get to, whether you’re travelling from the capital, the country, the coast or beyond.
By Road

Situated on the A23 corridor that connects London with the south coast, Croydon is less than ten miles from the M25, London’s orbital motorway, providing links with all of the south east’s major motorways including the M26, M23, M3 and M4. 

Parking in Croydon town centre is plentiful with over 6,900 spaces available in surface and multi-storey car parks, operated both privately and by Croydon Council.

Please note: on-street parking restrictions and controlled parking zones operate throughout the year.

Town Centre car parks include:

By Train

One of the best-connected shopping and commercial centres in the UK, Croydon town centre is just 15 minutes away from central London and Gatwick International Airport by train.

Its two main stations - East Croydon and West Croydon - have fast and frequent services into central London as well as connecting extensively with destinations throughout Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Hampshire in the south, St Pancras International, Bedford, St. Albans and Luton Airport in the north.

West Croydon station is a transport interchange for National Rail, Tramlink and London Buses. Via the East London Line, it also links with London’s Underground network, connecting Croydon  with Surrey Quays, Shoreditch and Stratford International and the 2012 Olympic Park. 

By Bus

There are 18 bus routes and five night buses providing frequent services between Croydon town centre and all parts of the borough as well as connecting it to central London, other parts of Greater London, Kent, Surrey and London Heathrow Airport. 

By Tram

Croydon boasts the only tram network in London which carries over 31 million passengers each year, connecting Croydon and surrounding areas. 

The service operates along four routes that run through Croydon linking it with Beckenham Junction, Elmers End and New Addington to the east and Wimbledon in the west where there is also an interchange for the London Underground. 

For further information, visit the Tramlink Shop at Suffolk House, 5 George St, East Croydon, Croydon Tel: 020 8681 8300

By Taxi

Croydon is well served by black cabs operating in the town centre. Taxi ranks are located outside both East and West Croydon train stations, on the High Street adjacent to both the Post Office and to St George’s Walk, as well as at Poplar Walk.  

The following licensed minicabs firms also operate within a ten minutes’ walk of the town centre:

Please be aware: By law, black cabs are the only vehicles that can be hailed on the street. Licensed minicabs must be booked in advance. 

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