Selhurst Station and Crystal Palace Stadium

Selhurst Station is a south London train station serving the local community. It is situated in Fare Zone 4. It was first opened in 1868 and is operated by Southern.

A large number of pubs are located near to the ground and many visitors have recommended the Clifton Arms in the Clifton Road and Two Brewers in Gloucester Road as being worth a visit.

Getting There

Selhurst is the closest rail hub to Crystal Palace’s ground, a short walk through the leafy south London suburb in Travelcard Zone 4. The station was opened in 1868 and serves trains operated by Southern. It is located in the London Borough of Croydon and has four platforms. Platform 1 is for southbound services towards Caterham, East Croydon, Sutton and Epsom. Platform 2 is for northbound services to London Victoria and London Bridge. Platform 3 is for non-stopping Brighton Main Line trains to pass through the depot, and is blocked off by fences in the subway connecting it to platforms 1 and 2. It is occasionally opened when a football event at Crystal Palace is occurring, or when extra trains are needed to service the depot.

Buses route 75 and 157 pass the station, which is also served by some overground trains from Victoria. The club advises fans to avoid driving, as the roads near the stadium become very congested on match days and are resident-only parking zones. However, if you do decide to drive, there is free parking available at the Sainsbury’s supermarket on Whitehorse Lane, but this does fill up quickly. Luggage can be left for free at the Information Centre, which is open three hours before kick-off and stays open until 30 minutes after the final whistle.


Selhurst is a large and well-used suburban station on the Southern network. It is situated in the London Borough of Croydon and is within Fare Zone 4. It has four platforms, with a majority of trains going to/from Victoria and some services running to Kensington Olympia and London Bridge.

The train station is a short walk from Crystal Palace Football Club’s ground, Selhurst Park and is served by bus routes 75 and 157. Parking is available at Sainsbury’s car park which can be accessed via a footpath from the station or on local streets, however this is limited and occupied on a first come, first serve basis.

Baggage can be left free of charge at the Information Centre which is located in entrance 9. This is open three hours prior to kick-off and until 30 minutes after the final whistle. The Information Centre is cashless, so fans should bring their own payment card.


The stadium is located in a residential neighborhood and there are limited parking options around it. Generally, it is recommended to park further out in the surrounding area and catch public transport to get to Selhurst Park.

The majority of the parking options near the stadium are either resident-only or blocked off on matchdays. However, some fans have found success by following Whitehorse Lane to South Norwood Hill and parking on the street there.

There are a few parking spots available at the Sainsbury’s car park which is right next to the stadium. These are occupied on a first come, first serve basis. Other than that, the club recommends that fans do not drive to the stadium as most local streets are subject to time restrictions and permit-only requirements.

Selhurst is a southern suburb of Croydon and is in London Travelcard Zone 4. The station is operated by Southern and most trains serve the area. A number of trains that normally only stop at Victoria and London Bridge stations terminate here in order to serve staff at the Selhurst railway depot.

The station features two platforms; Platform 1 is used for Southbound trains towards East Croydon, Caterham, West Croydon, and Sutton and is long enough for 10 coaches. Platform 2 is used for Northbound trains toward Victoria, London Bridge, and Milton Keynes Central and is also long enough for 10 coaches.

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