From Southampton Central train to Clapham Junction then train to East Croydon. 1 h 25 min £29. From Southampton Central train to East Croydon. 2 h 20 min £49. From Southampton bus to Earls Court, West Cromwell Road, bus to Clapham Junction, then train to East Croydon. 2 h 57 min £16. From Southampton drive to Croydon. 1 h 32 min £16.
South Western Railway operates a train from Southampton to Croydon hourly. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 11 min. Southern also services this route every 10 minutes. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Southampton to Croydon every 3 hours. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min. 2 other operators also service this route.