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.
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
General station enquiries: 0345 6000 650
Find your way around using the Clapham Junction station map (PDF 1MB)
British Transport Police
The British Transport Police office is located between platforms 7 and 8.
For assistance speak to any member of station staff or contact the British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 (24 hours) or text 61016. In an emergency call 999.
You must wear a face covering for the full duration of your journey on public transport in England, Scotland and Wales.
You could be fined up to £6,400 if you refuse to wear a face covering. Find out more about specific exemptions.
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.
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 opening times:
- Monday – Friday 06:15 – 21:30
- Saturday 06:15 – 21:30
- Sunday 07:15 – 21:30
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.
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 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.
There are ATMs located on the Footbridge by Platforms 11/12 and in the Subway Level 15/16.
Can be found on the footbridge above platforms 6/7
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.
Coronavirus information: Book passenger assistance as you normally would. Please wear your own face covering and our staff will do likewise, this reduces the risk to you and our staff. At our stations we have face coverings and hand sanitiser available to help us help you.
Lift works are taking place at Clapham Junction between Monday 16 to Friday 20 November and Monday 23 to Friday 27 November 2020 inclusive. There is no step free access at this station from some platforms, so please check before you travel. Find out more about the lift works below.
Step Free Access – Step free access available through Brighton Yard entrance to all platforms via lifts. Step free access available through Grant Road entrance to platform 1 and 2 via lifts.
Lifts – lifts are situated on the Overbridge for each Platform. There is also one in the Grant Road entrance area that goes up to Platform 1. This lift can be used to go from Subway to platform level, then there is a lift from platform to overbridge level to access all other platforms.
Accessible Booking Office Counter – In addition new accessible ticket office windows and facilities are available in new Brighton Yard entrance.
Customer Help Points – Help points are available on all platforms.
Accessible toilets – The toilets are located next to the Brighton Yard entrance gateline. A radar key is available from station staff upon request.
Impaired Mobility Set Down – New Brighton Yard entrance allows for set down/drop off directly from St John's Road. This new entrance gives step free access to the footbridge which has lifts to all platforms.
If you are a BSL user visiting this station, you can use SignLive to connect to an online professional BSL interpreter for free.
You only need to register with SignLive once, via Google, Facebook or email, and you will be able to communicate with the station team quickly via SignLive’s Community Directory. You can find out more on the SignLive website.
RoomMate is an electronic, wall-mounted device, which offers blind and visually impaired passengers bespoke audio description in some of our station accessible toilets. High visibilty door signs will be in place to indicate that the facility has an ADi RoomMate installed.
On entering the accessible toilet an audio announcement is triggered and the unit advises that a recorded description of the room is available.
If the user is visually impaired and requires the description, they are then given the instruction to wave their hand in front of the unit to activate it. You can find out more about RoomMate at the Easy Accessibility website.