Elephant & Castle to Chigwell - travel by train, bus and rail

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Average journey time: 53 mins

Elephant & Castle to Chigwell

Leave at 17:44 and arrive at 18:34
Journey time 50 mins
You will need to make 4 changes

Start with Bakerloo line to Waterloo

  • Lambeth North Underground Station
  • Waterloo Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

From Saturday 15 January to mid May 2022, the Northern line will be closed between Kennington and Moorgate as part of major upgrade works. During this time, there will be no Northern line from Elephant & Castle. The Bakerloo line will operate as normal. Elephant & Castle Station is expected to be busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please consider travelling at the quieter times for a more comfortable journey. For alternative access to the City, consider taking bus route 733, cycling or using the Thameslink services .

NORTHERN LINE: From Saturday 15 January until mid May 2022, no service between Moorgate and Kennington due to major upgrade works. London Buses Route 733 will operate between Moorgate and Oval via Bank, London Bridge, Borough, Elephant & Castle and Kennington on Monday to Friday.

From Saturday 15 January to mid May 2022, the Northern line will be closed between Kennington and Moorgate as part of major upgrade works. During this time, Waterloo station is expected to be exceptionally busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please avoid interchanging to other Tube lines at this station during these times if possible. For alternative access to London Bridge and the City, consider using Southeastern services from nearby Waterloo East, walking or cycling. Check our travel advice page for more information.

NORTHERN LINE: From Saturday 15 January until mid May 2022, no service between Moorgate and Kennington due to major upgrade works. London Buses Route 733 will operate between Moorgate and Oval via Bank, London Bridge, Borough, Elephant & Castle and Kennington on Monday to Friday.

Change for Waterloo & City line to Bank

  • Bank Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

From Saturday 15 January to mid May 2022, the Northern line will be closed between Kennington and Moorgate as part of major upgrade works. During this time, Waterloo station is expected to be exceptionally busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please avoid interchanging to other Tube lines at this station during these times if possible. For alternative access to London Bridge and the City, consider using Southeastern services from nearby Waterloo East, walking or cycling. Check our travel advice page for more information.

NORTHERN LINE: From Saturday 15 January until mid May 2022, no service between Moorgate and Kennington due to major upgrade works. London Buses Route 733 will operate between Moorgate and Oval via Bank, London Bridge, Borough, Elephant & Castle and Kennington on Monday to Friday.

From Saturday 15 January to mid May 2022, the Northern line will be closed between Kennington and Moorgate as part of major upgrade works. During this time, there will be no Northern line at Bank /Monument station. All other lines will be operating as normal. Bank / Monument station is expected to be very busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please consider travelling at the quieter times for a more comfortable journey. If you must travel at the busier times, allow more time for your journey

Change for Central line to Woodford

  • Liverpool Street Underground Station
  • Bethnal Green Underground Station
  • Mile End Underground Station
  • Stratford Underground Station
  • Leyton Underground Station
  • Leytonstone Underground Station
  • Snaresbrook Underground Station
  • South Woodford Underground Station
  • Woodford Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

NORTHERN LINE: From Saturday 15 January until mid May 2022, no service between Moorgate and Kennington due to major upgrade works. London Buses Route 733 will operate between Moorgate and Oval via Bank, London Bridge, Borough, Elephant & Castle and Kennington on Monday to Friday.

From Saturday 15 January to mid May 2022, the Northern line will be closed between Kennington and Moorgate as part of major upgrade works. During this time, there will be no Northern line at Bank /Monument station. All other lines will be operating as normal. Bank / Monument station is expected to be very busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please consider travelling at the quieter times for a more comfortable journey. If you must travel at the busier times, allow more time for your journey

VALLEY HILL: Until 18:00 Wednesday 19 January, route 167 is on diversion from Loughton to Buckhurst Hill Station via Loughton High Road, Buckhurst Hill High Road and Palmerston Road due to a burst water main. Buses will miss the stops Roding Road, Valley Close, Stonards Hill, Highland Avenue, Greensted Road, Pentlow Way, Roding View and Hurst Road.

Change for Central line to Chigwell

  • Roding Valley Underground Station
  • Chigwell Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Elephant & Castle to Chigwell

Leave at 17:51 and arrive at 18:49
Journey time 58 mins
You will need to make 4 changes

Start with Bakerloo line to Waterloo

  • Lambeth North Underground Station
  • Waterloo Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

From Saturday 15 January to mid May 2022, the Northern line will be closed between Kennington and Moorgate as part of major upgrade works. During this time, there will be no Northern line from Elephant & Castle. The Bakerloo line will operate as normal. Elephant & Castle Station is expected to be busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please consider travelling at the quieter times for a more comfortable journey. For alternative access to the City, consider taking bus route 733, cycling or using the Thameslink services .

NORTHERN LINE: From Saturday 15 January until mid May 2022, no service between Moorgate and Kennington due to major upgrade works. London Buses Route 733 will operate between Moorgate and Oval via Bank, London Bridge, Borough, Elephant & Castle and Kennington on Monday to Friday.

From Saturday 15 January to mid May 2022, the Northern line will be closed between Kennington and Moorgate as part of major upgrade works. During this time, Waterloo station is expected to be exceptionally busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please avoid interchanging to other Tube lines at this station during these times if possible. For alternative access to London Bridge and the City, consider using Southeastern services from nearby Waterloo East, walking or cycling. Check our travel advice page for more information.

NORTHERN LINE: From Saturday 15 January until mid May 2022, no service between Moorgate and Kennington due to major upgrade works. London Buses Route 733 will operate between Moorgate and Oval via Bank, London Bridge, Borough, Elephant & Castle and Kennington on Monday to Friday.

Change for Waterloo & City line to Bank

  • Bank Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

From Saturday 15 January to mid May 2022, the Northern line will be closed between Kennington and Moorgate as part of major upgrade works. During this time, Waterloo station is expected to be exceptionally busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please avoid interchanging to other Tube lines at this station during these times if possible. For alternative access to London Bridge and the City, consider using Southeastern services from nearby Waterloo East, walking or cycling. Check our travel advice page for more information.

NORTHERN LINE: From Saturday 15 January until mid May 2022, no service between Moorgate and Kennington due to major upgrade works. London Buses Route 733 will operate between Moorgate and Oval via Bank, London Bridge, Borough, Elephant & Castle and Kennington on Monday to Friday.

From Saturday 15 January to mid May 2022, the Northern line will be closed between Kennington and Moorgate as part of major upgrade works. During this time, there will be no Northern line at Bank /Monument station. All other lines will be operating as normal. Bank / Monument station is expected to be very busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please consider travelling at the quieter times for a more comfortable journey. If you must travel at the busier times, allow more time for your journey

Change for Central line to Chigwell

  • Liverpool Street Underground Station
  • Bethnal Green Underground Station
  • Mile End Underground Station
  • Stratford Underground Station
  • Leyton Underground Station
  • Leytonstone Underground Station
  • Wanstead Underground Station
  • Redbridge Underground Station
  • Gants Hill Underground Station
  • Newbury Park Underground Station
  • Barkingside Underground Station
  • Fairlop Underground Station
  • Hainault Underground Station
  • Grange Hill Underground Station
  • Chigwell Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

NORTHERN LINE: From Saturday 15 January until mid May 2022, no service between Moorgate and Kennington due to major upgrade works. London Buses Route 733 will operate between Moorgate and Oval via Bank, London Bridge, Borough, Elephant & Castle and Kennington on Monday to Friday.

From Saturday 15 January to mid May 2022, the Northern line will be closed between Kennington and Moorgate as part of major upgrade works. During this time, there will be no Northern line at Bank /Monument station. All other lines will be operating as normal. Bank / Monument station is expected to be very busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please consider travelling at the quieter times for a more comfortable journey. If you must travel at the busier times, allow more time for your journey

Change for

    Travel disruption notes

    VALLEY HILL: Until 18:00 Wednesday 19 January, route 167 is on diversion from Loughton to Buckhurst Hill Station via Loughton High Road, Buckhurst Hill High Road and Palmerston Road due to a burst water main. Buses will miss the stops Roding Road, Valley Close, Stonards Hill, Highland Avenue, Greensted Road, Pentlow Way, Roding View and Hurst Road.

    Elephant & Castle to Chigwell

    Leave at 18:02 and arrive at 18:54
    Journey time 52 mins
    You will need to make 5 changes

    Start with Bakerloo line to Waterloo

    • Lambeth North Underground Station
    • Waterloo Underground Station

    Travel disruption notes

    From Saturday 15 January to mid May 2022, the Northern line will be closed between Kennington and Moorgate as part of major upgrade works. During this time, there will be no Northern line from Elephant & Castle. The Bakerloo line will operate as normal. Elephant & Castle Station is expected to be busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please consider travelling at the quieter times for a more comfortable journey. For alternative access to the City, consider taking bus route 733, cycling or using the Thameslink services .

    NORTHERN LINE: From Saturday 15 January until mid May 2022, no service between Moorgate and Kennington due to major upgrade works. London Buses Route 733 will operate between Moorgate and Oval via Bank, London Bridge, Borough, Elephant & Castle and Kennington on Monday to Friday.

    From Saturday 15 January to mid May 2022, the Northern line will be closed between Kennington and Moorgate as part of major upgrade works. During this time, Waterloo station is expected to be exceptionally busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please avoid interchanging to other Tube lines at this station during these times if possible. For alternative access to London Bridge and the City, consider using Southeastern services from nearby Waterloo East, walking or cycling. Check our travel advice page for more information.

    NEW ROUTE 733 from Monday 17 January: New Monday to Friday daytime route 733 will operate between Oval Station and Moorgate, Finsbury Square via Kennington Park Road, Kennington Station, Elephant & Castle, Borough, London Bridge and Bank during the Northern line Bank Branch closure (until mid May). The route will be operated by Tower Transit.

    NORTHERN LINE: From Saturday 15 January until mid May 2022, no service between Moorgate and Kennington due to major upgrade works. London Buses Route 733 will operate between Moorgate and Oval via Bank, London Bridge, Borough, Elephant & Castle and Kennington on Monday to Friday.

    Change for Waterloo & City line to Bank

    • Bank Underground Station

    Travel disruption notes

    From Saturday 15 January to mid May 2022, the Northern line will be closed between Kennington and Moorgate as part of major upgrade works. During this time, Waterloo station is expected to be exceptionally busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please avoid interchanging to other Tube lines at this station during these times if possible. For alternative access to London Bridge and the City, consider using Southeastern services from nearby Waterloo East, walking or cycling. Check our travel advice page for more information.

    NORTHERN LINE: From Saturday 15 January until mid May 2022, no service between Moorgate and Kennington due to major upgrade works. London Buses Route 733 will operate between Moorgate and Oval via Bank, London Bridge, Borough, Elephant & Castle and Kennington on Monday to Friday.

    From Saturday 15 January to mid May 2022, the Northern line will be closed between Kennington and Moorgate as part of major upgrade works. During this time, there will be no Northern line at Bank /Monument station. All other lines will be operating as normal. Bank / Monument station is expected to be very busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please consider travelling at the quieter times for a more comfortable journey. If you must travel at the busier times, allow more time for your journey

    Change for Central line to Woodford

    • Liverpool Street Underground Station
    • Bethnal Green Underground Station
    • Mile End Underground Station
    • Stratford Underground Station
    • Leyton Underground Station
    • Leytonstone Underground Station
    • Snaresbrook Underground Station
    • South Woodford Underground Station
    • Woodford Underground Station

    Travel disruption notes

    NORTHERN LINE: From Saturday 15 January until mid May 2022, no service between Moorgate and Kennington due to major upgrade works. London Buses Route 733 will operate between Moorgate and Oval via Bank, London Bridge, Borough, Elephant & Castle and Kennington on Monday to Friday.

    From Saturday 15 January to mid May 2022, the Northern line will be closed between Kennington and Moorgate as part of major upgrade works. During this time, there will be no Northern line at Bank /Monument station. All other lines will be operating as normal. Bank / Monument station is expected to be very busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please consider travelling at the quieter times for a more comfortable journey. If you must travel at the busier times, allow more time for your journey

    Change for Central line to Chigwell

    • Roding Valley Underground Station
    • Chigwell Underground Station

    Travel disruption notes

    None known at this time

    Change for

      Travel disruption notes

      VALLEY HILL: Until 18:00 Wednesday 19 January, route 167 is on diversion from Loughton to Buckhurst Hill Station via Loughton High Road, Buckhurst Hill High Road and Palmerston Road due to a burst water main. Buses will miss the stops Roding Road, Valley Close, Stonards Hill, Highland Avenue, Greensted Road, Pentlow Way, Roding View and Hurst Road.

      Buses

      Average journey time: 2 hours 14 mins

      Cycle

      Average journey time: 1 hour 24 mins

      Travel ticket costs

      Tube tickets for a tube trip between Elephant & Castle and Chigwell cost from £2.90 to £6.00


      Return journey: Chigwell to Elephant & Castle


      Note, the results are provided by TfL Open Data, but you should check before travelling in case of disruptions.

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      The average journey between Elephant & Castle and Chigwell by train is 53 mins

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