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

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Average journey time: 2 hours 44 mins

Elephant & Castle to Epping

Leave at 00:23 and arrive at 06:35
Journey time 06:12
You will need to make 3 changes

Start with Bakerloo line to Oxford Circus

  • Lambeth North Underground Station
  • Waterloo Underground Station
  • Embankment Underground Station
  • Charing Cross Underground Station
  • Piccadilly Circus Underground Station
  • Oxford Circus 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, Oxford Circus 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. If you must travel at the busier times, allow more time for your journey.

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.

THAMESLINK: Sunday 23 January, no service between St Pancras International and London Bridge / Denmark Hill / Sutton. Brighton and Rainham services start and terminate at London Bridge (Rainham services are diverted via Bexleyheath). Sevenoaks services are diverted to/from Victoria and do not serve Elephant & Castle. Please use altaernative London Underground, National Rail or London Buses connections.

Change for Central line to Loughton

  • Tottenham Court Road Underground Station
  • Holborn Underground Station
  • Chancery Lane Underground Station
  • St. Paul's Underground Station
  • Bank Underground Station
  • 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
  • Buckhurst Hill Underground Station
  • Loughton Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

RMT STRIKE ACTION: There is planned strike action every Friday and Saturday night between 2030 and 0429 the following morning until Sunday 19 June. Central and Victoria lines could be affected. A good service is expected on the Victoria line (including Night Tube). A regular service is expected on the Central line (at least two trains per hour through central London). Please check your travel if you are using these lines before 0600 on Saturday or Sundays. All other Tube lines will run their normal daytime services during these strikes, with the last Tubes in central London leaving around 01:00 and starting again at 05:30.

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, Oxford Circus 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. If you must travel at the busier times, allow more time for your journey.

THAMESLINK: Sunday 23 January, no service between St Pancras International and London Bridge / Denmark Hill / Sutton. Brighton and Rainham services start and terminate at London Bridge (Rainham services are diverted via Bexleyheath). Sevenoaks services are diverted to/from Victoria and do not serve Elephant & Castle. Please use altaernative London Underground, National Rail or London Buses connections.

Change for Central line to Epping

  • Debden Underground Station
  • Theydon Bois Underground Station
  • Epping Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

Central Line: Severe delays due to train cancellations.

Elephant & Castle to Epping

Leave at 07:16 and arrive at 08:16
Journey time 01:00
You will need to make 2 changes

Start with Bakerloo line to Oxford Circus

  • Lambeth North Underground Station
  • Waterloo Underground Station
  • Embankment Underground Station
  • Charing Cross Underground Station
  • Piccadilly Circus Underground Station
  • Oxford Circus 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, Oxford Circus 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. If you must travel at the busier times, allow more time for your journey.

ROUTE 733 from Monday 17 January: 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 is 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 Central line to Epping

  • Tottenham Court Road Underground Station
  • Holborn Underground Station
  • Chancery Lane Underground Station
  • St. Paul's Underground Station
  • Bank Underground Station
  • 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
  • Buckhurst Hill Underground Station
  • Loughton Underground Station
  • Debden Underground Station
  • Theydon Bois Underground Station
  • Epping Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

Central Line: Severe delays due to train cancellations.

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, Oxford Circus 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. If you must travel at the busier times, allow more time for your journey.

BISHOPSGATE: From 21:00 Friday 21 January to 05:00 Monday 24 January, routes 26 149 N26 and N242 towards Hackney or Dalston are on diversion from Monument Station to Shoreditch High Street/Bethnal Green Road via Fenchurch Street, Aldgate and Commercial Street due to water works. Buses will miss stops from Fenchurch Street to Shoreditch High Street Station.

Elephant & Castle to Epping

Leave at 07:25 and arrive at 08:26
Journey time 01:01
You will need to make 2 changes

Start with Bakerloo line to Oxford Circus

  • Lambeth North Underground Station
  • Waterloo Underground Station
  • Embankment Underground Station
  • Charing Cross Underground Station
  • Piccadilly Circus Underground Station
  • Oxford Circus 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, Oxford Circus 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. If you must travel at the busier times, allow more time for your journey.

Change for Central line to Epping

  • Tottenham Court Road Underground Station
  • Holborn Underground Station
  • Chancery Lane Underground Station
  • St. Paul's Underground Station
  • Bank Underground Station
  • 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
  • Buckhurst Hill Underground Station
  • Loughton Underground Station
  • Debden Underground Station
  • Theydon Bois Underground Station
  • Epping Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

Central Line: Severe delays due to train cancellations.

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, Oxford Circus 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. If you must travel at the busier times, allow more time for your journey.

Buses

Average journey time: 2 hours 18 mins

Cycle

Average journey time: 2 hours 14 mins

Travel ticket costs

Tube tickets for a tube trip between Elephant & Castle and Epping cost from £3.30 to £6.00


Return journey: Epping 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 Epping by train is 2 hours 44 mins

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