Clapham Junction – Britain’s busiest interchange station

Clapham Junction opened in 1863, with additional buildings added in 1874 and 1876. Today the station sees about 2000 trains pass through every day, making it the busiest station in Britain in terms of the number of people who pass through the station every day.

Important information – Coronavirus

In line with government guidance, all non-essential retailers in our managed stations have closed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

Where possible, supermarkets and pharmacies have stayed open to allow customers to purchase essential items.

Facilities including ticket offices, information points, lost property and the stations themselves may be operating reduced opening hours to facilitate the reduced timetable.

Our staff are working hard to keep key workers and vital supplies moving across Britain; please help keep them and yourselves safe by only travelling if it is essential.

Visit our coronavirus page for more information.

Clapham Junction station

Station opening hours

  • Sunday – Thursday: 04:30 – 01:30
  • Friday – Saturday: open 24 hours for Gatwick Express services

Tickets and travel information

National Rail Enquiries: 03457 48 49 50

Textphone: 0345 60 50 600

Welsh language line: 0345 60 40 500


Station enquiries

General station enquiries: 0345 6000 650

Find your way around using the Clapham Junction station map (PDF)

British Transport Police

The British Transport Police office is located between platforms 7 and 8.

For assistance call 0800 40 50 40 (24 hours) or speak to any member of station staff. In an emergency call 999.


There isn’t a car park on site at Clapham Junction.

Sat nav / route finder postcode: SW11 2QP


If you want to take your bike on a train, please check with the train operator first. Bike storage is available near the Brighton Yard end of the station and the Grant Road exit. There are 294 covered spaces available.

Cycle hire

Santander Cycles available from the Brighton Yard end of the station.


For information about trains to and from Clapham Junction visit National Rail Enquiries or call 08457 48 49 50.


For information about London Buses please visit the TfL website


There is a taxi rank down the hill from the station

Tickets and information

Ticket office

Ticket office opening times:

  • Monday – Friday 06:15 – 21:30
  • Saturday 06:15 – 21:30
  • Sunday 07:15 – 21:30

Ticket machines

Can be found by:

The Brighton Yard exit

The Grant Road exit

The St John’s Hill exit

Toilets and baby care

Available on the upper level, near the Brighton Yard exit.

Lost property

If you lose an item on a train, please contact the train company.

For items handed in at the station, please call the lost property team on 0207 978 5448.

Lost property is open: Monday to Friday 07:30 – 19:30

Waiting room

Waiting rooms are located on platforms 1/2, 9/10 and 13/14.

There are seats on all platforms.


Wi-Fi is not available at this station.

Cash machines

There are ATMs located on the Footbridge by Platforms 11/12 and in the Subway Level 15/16.

Photo booth

Can be found on the footbridge above platforms 6/7

Water fountains

Situated on the overbridge between Platform 17 and the Brighton yard entrance. There are 2 additional fountains located in both Waiting Rooms on Platform 9/10 and 13/14.

Click on the link below to search for food, drink and shopping outlets at Clapham Junction station.

Clapham Junction