II am visiting Croydon for the fist time in 30 years. I lived there happily 30 years ago for two years and expect to see many changes on this visit. Maybe someone can help me with a few questions. I am traveling to East Croydon station from Gatwick. I see the fare online is 4.50 with Southern Rail or Capital Connect (I don’t know if these are different rail companies) if I wait to buy the ticket at airport will it cost me more to get to East Croydon Station.
My second question is I now see that you can use the Oyster Card from Croydon into London, can you buy the Oyster card at East Croydon Station. I’ll probably pop into Central London for one day of my visit and have used the Oyster card on my last visit to London and found it very economical.
I also see Croydon now has a tram system but probably wont need that so won’t try and get my head around that - oh I have been gone too long. I sometimes see Croydon getting a bad press unless it has gone way down hill in 30 years I never had a bad experience there even traveling and walking around alone on my own late at night. Thank you in advance for any help.