There are 6 ways to get from Waterloo Station to Purley (Station) by train, night bus, taxi or car

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

Recommended option

Train  •  42 min

  1. Take the train from London Bridge to Purley

$10 - $48

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the night bus from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank to Purley Downlands Precinct N68

$3

4 alternative options

Train via Clapham Junction  •  45 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Purley

$11 - $17

Train Thameslink  •  48 min

  1. Take the train from London Blackfriars to Purley

$9 - $45

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Waterloo Station to Purley (Station) 13.1 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Waterloo Station to Purley (Station) 13.1 miles

$2 - $5

What companies run services between Waterloo Station, England and Purley (Station), England?

Southern operates a train from Waterloo Station to Purley (Station) every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 23 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Purley
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Clapham Junction to Purley
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Purley
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Blackfriars to Purley
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from London Bridge to Purley
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Single
$28 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$11 - $16
Train from London Blackfriars to Purley
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Single
$28 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$11 - $17
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Night bus from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank to Purley Downlands Precinct
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Waterloo Station to Purley (Station)
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Waterloo Station and Purley (Station) is 19 km. The road distance is 21 km.

The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to Purley (Station) is to night bus which costs £2 and takes 1 h 10 min.

The quickest way to get from Waterloo Station to Purley (Station) is to taxi which takes 28 min and costs £45 - £60.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Blackfriars and arriving at Purley. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 29 min.

Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank and arriving at Purley Downlands Precinct. This bus operates Monday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 2 min.

It takes approximately 42 min to get from Waterloo Station to Purley (Station), including transfers.