There are 4 ways to get from Purley to Catford by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  46 min

  1. Take the train from Purley to London Bridge
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Catford Bridge

$14 - $22

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Bus, line 75 bus  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Purley Hospital to West Croydon Bus Station 405 / ...
  2. Take the line 75 bus from West Croydon Bus Station to Catford, The Catford Broadway 75

$5 - $6

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Taxi  •  21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Purley to Catford 10.1 miles

$50 - $60

Drive  •  21 min

  1. Drive from Purley to Catford 10.1 miles

$2 - $4

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The cheapest way to get from Purley to Catford is to drive which costs £1 - £3 and takes 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Purley to Catford is to taxi which costs £35 - £45 and takes 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Purley to Catford. However, there are services departing from Purley Hospital and arriving at Catford, The Catford Broadway via West Croydon Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Purley to Catford. However, there are services departing from Purley and arriving at Catford Bridge via London Bridge. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46 min.

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The distance between Purley and Catford is 9 miles. The road distance is 10.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Purley to Catford without a car is to train which takes 46 min and costs £10 - £17.

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It takes approximately 46 min to get from Purley to Catford, including transfers.

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Purley to Catford bus services, operated by Go Ahead London, depart from Purley Hospital station.

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Purley to Catford train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Purley station.

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The best way to get from Purley to Catford is to train which takes 46 min and costs £10 - £17. Alternatively, you can bus and line 75 bus, which costs £3 - £5 and takes 1 h 11 min.

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Purley to Catford bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Catford, The Catford Broadway station.

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Purley to Catford train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Catford Bridge station.

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Map of how to get from Purley to Catford.
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  • Distance: 8.5 miles
  • Duration: 46 min

What companies run services between Purley, England and Catford, England?

You can take a train from Purley to Catford via London Bridge in around 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Purley to Catford via West Croydon Bus Station in around 1 h 11 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Go Ahead London
Phone
0343 222 1234
Email
communications@goaheadlondon.com​
Website
goaheadlondon.com
Bus from Purley Hospital to West Croydon Bus Station
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
goaheadlondon.com
Abellio London
Phone
0207 788 8550
Email
customer.care@abellio.co.uk.
Website
abellio.co.uk
Bus from Purley, Foxley Hill Road to Croydon, Fairfield Halls
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
abellio.co.uk
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Purley, Foxley Hill Road to Croydon, Fairfield Halls
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from West Croydon Bus Station to Catford, The Catford Broadway
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Arriva London South
Phone
020 8271 0101
Website
arrivalondon.com
Bus from Purley Downlands Precinct to West Croydon Bus Station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
arrivalondon.com
Other operators
Taxi from Purley to Catford
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk
United Cars
Phone
+44 1293 429429
Website
unitedcars.co.uk
Metro Cars
Phone
+44 1293 415415
Website
metro-cars.co.uk

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