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There are 6 ways to get from London Paddington Station to South Croydon by train, subway, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  38 min

  1. Take the train from Paddington Station to Farringdon Without Elizabeth
  2. Take the train from Farringdon to East Croydon Bedford - Brighton / ...

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Line 468 bus  •  1h 43m

  1. Take the line 468 bus from Elephant & Castle London Rd to South Croydon, Warham Road Brighton Road 468

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Subway, train  •  38 min

  1. Take the subway from Paddington station to Victoria station Circle
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to East Croydon London Victoria - Reigate / ...

Line 36 bus, train  •  46 min

  1. Take the line 36 bus from Paddington Rail Station to Victoria Station 36
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to East Croydon London Victoria - Reigate / ...

Taxi  •  29 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Paddington Station to South Croydon 12.9 miles

Drive  •  29 min

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to South Croydon 12.9 miles

London Paddington Station to South Croydon by train

The train journey time between London Paddington Station and South Croydon is around 38 min and covers a distance of around 16 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 6 min. Operated by Elizabeth Line and Thameslink, the London Paddington Station to South Croydon train service departs from Paddington Station and arrives in East Croydon. Typically 822 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

822 Weekly Trains
38 min Average Duration
£8 Cheapest Price
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London Paddington Station → South Croydon
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The cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to South Croydon is to drive which costs £3 - £6 and takes 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Paddington Station to South Croydon is to taxi which costs £70 - £90 and takes 29 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Paddington Station station to South Croydon. However, there are services departing from Paddington Station and arriving at East Croydon via Farringdon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 min.

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The distance between London Paddington Station and South Croydon is 11 miles. The road distance is 12.9 miles.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to South Croydon without a car is to train which takes 38 min and costs £7 - £11.

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It takes approximately 38 min to get from London Paddington Station to South Croydon, including transfers.

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London Paddington Station to South Croydon train services, operated by Elizabeth Line, depart from Paddington Station.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to South Croydon is to train which takes 38 min and costs £7 - £11. Alternatively, you can line 468 bus, which costs £4 - £5 and takes 1h 43m.

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London Paddington Station to South Croydon train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at East Croydon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Paddington Station to South Croydon is 13 miles. It takes approximately 29 min to drive from London Paddington Station to South Croydon.

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  • Distance: 11.4 miles
  • Duration: 38 min

What companies run services between London Paddington Station, England and South Croydon, England?

You can take a train from London Paddington Station to South Croydon via Farringdon Without and Farringdon in around 38 min. Alternatively, London Buses operates a bus from Elephant & Castle London Rd to South Croydon, Warham Road Brighton Road every 15 minutes. Tickets cost £2 and the journey takes 1h 17m.

Train operators
Elizabeth Line
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Paddington Station to Farringdon Without
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £3
Website
Elizabeth Line
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£1 - £3
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£1 - £3
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Farringdon to East Croydon
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£6 - £8
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Paddington station to Victoria station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Paddington Rail Station to Victoria Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Elephant & Castle London Rd to South Croydon, Warham Road Brighton Road
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Taxi from London Paddington Station to South Croydon
Ave. Duration
29 min
Estimated price
£70 - £90
Tranzitt
Phone
+44 203 950 8070
Website
tranzitt.co.uk
Topcars minicab
Phone
+44 20 8520 1112
Website
topcarsminicab.co.uk
The Keen Group
Phone
+44 20 8875 4994
Website
thekeengroup.co.uk
Taxisnetwork
Phone
+44 20 3603 4135
Website
taxisnetwork.com
Station Cars Surrey
Phone
+44 20 8546 5555
Website
stationcarsnetwork.co.uk
Station Cars London
Phone
+44 20 8778 7878
Website
stationcarslondon.com
One-Number Taxi
Phone
+44 871 871 8710
Website
the-london-taxi.com
Ola UK
Phone
+44 77 8745 4870
Website
olacabs.com
MyLifyt London Taxi
Phone
+44 20 7005 0090
Website
mylifyt.com
MinicabRide Limited
Phone
+44 20 7005 0090
Website
minicabride.com
London City Airport Taxis
Phone
+44 20 3740 1947
Website
londoncityairportcab.co.uk
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 20 3633 1777
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Dial-A-Cab
Phone
+44 20 7253 5000
Website
dialacab.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab.co.uk
Celine Travel Ltd
Phone
+44 20 8050 3595
Website
celine-minicab.co.uk
Gipsy Hill Cabs Airport Transfers
Phone
+44 20 8659 9999
Website
gipsyhillminicabs.co.uk
Minicabs North London
Phone
+44 208 226 5472
Website
minicabsnorthlondon.co.uk
Putney Cabs Airport Transfers
Phone
+44 20 3603 5257
Website
putneycabsairporttransfers.co.uk
Clapham Common Taxi Rank
Phone
+44 800 118 2494
Website
cabs.com

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