There are 5 ways to get from Waterloo Station to Orpington Station by train, bus, taxi, car or rideshare

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  28 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo East to Orpington

$10 - $14

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Orpington 15.7 miles

$4

3 alternative options

Line 171 bus, line 208 bus  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the line 171 bus from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank to Catford & Catford Bridge Stns 171
  2. Take the line 208 bus from Catford, Bromley Road Lewisham Town Hall to Orpington 208 / ...

$6

Taxi  •  32 min

  1. Take a taxi from Waterloo Station to Orpington Station 15.5 miles

$75 - $90

Drive  •  32 min

  1. Drive from Waterloo Station to Orpington Station 15.5 miles

$3 - $5

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The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to Orpington Station is to rideshare which costs £3 and takes 1 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Waterloo Station to Orpington Station is to train which costs £7 - £11 and takes 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Waterloo Station to Orpington Station. However, there are services departing from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank and arriving at Orpington via Catford, Bromley Road Lewisham Town Hall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 4 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Waterloo East and arriving at Orpington. Services depart every 20 minutes. The journey takes approximately 22 min.

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The distance between Waterloo Station and Orpington Station is 13 miles. The road distance is 15.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to Orpington Station without a car is to train which takes 28 min and costs £7 - £11.

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The train from London Waterloo East to Orpington takes 22 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Waterloo Station to Orpington Station bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank station.

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Map of how to get from Waterloo Station to Orpington Station.
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  • Distance: 12.7 miles
  • Duration: 28 min

What companies run services between Waterloo Station, England and Orpington Station, England?

Southeastern operates a train from Waterloo Station to Orpington Station every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Waterloo Station to Orpington Station via South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank, Catford & Catford Bridge Stns, and Catford, Bromley Road Lewisham Town Hall in around 2 h 4 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank to Catford & Catford Bridge Stns
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Catford, Bromley Road Lewisham Town Hall to Orpington
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Orpington
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Waterloo Station to Orpington Station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
$75 - $90
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

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