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

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Average journey time: 44 mins

Elephant & Castle to Old Street

Leave at 13:26 and arrive at 14:11
Journey time 45 mins
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.

Change for Central line to Liverpool Street

  • Tottenham Court Road Underground Station
  • Holborn Underground Station
  • Chancery Lane Underground Station
  • St. Paul's Underground Station
  • Bank Underground Station
  • Liverpool Street 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, 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.

Liverpool Street: No Step Free Access - Step free access is not available to eastbound Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines due to a faulty lift. Call us on 0343 222 1234 for help planning your journey.

LEWISHAM HIGH STREET: Routes 21 47 75 89 136 178 181 185 208 225 261 284 321 436 484 N21 N136 P4 are on diversion northbound between 00:01 on Saturday 15 January and 23:59 on Sunday 16 January due to a crane operation. Buses are diverted via Rennell Street, Molesworth Street and Loampit Vale, missing the Lewisham Station stops 'AP', 'H' and 'J'.

Change for Walk to Old Street

    Travel disruption notes

    Liverpool Street: No Step Free Access - Step free access is not available to eastbound Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines due to a faulty lift. Call us on 0343 222 1234 for help planning your journey.

    MIDDLESEX STREET, EC3: Routes 42 78 100 135 205 N205 N551 are on diversion southbound on the weekends between 18:00 on Friday 14 January and 06:00 on Monday 17 January, and between 18:00 on Friday 21 January and 06:00 on Monday 24 January due to a crane operation. Routes 42 100 N551 are missing the stops from St Botolph Street to Minories southbound. Route 78 is missing the stops from Commercial Street / Worship Street to St Botolph Street towards Nunhead. Routes 135 205 N205 are missing the stop St Botolph Street.

    Elephant & Castle to Old Street

    Leave at 13:29 and arrive at 14:14
    Journey time 45 mins
    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.

    Change for Central line to Liverpool Street

    • Tottenham Court Road Underground Station
    • Holborn Underground Station
    • Chancery Lane Underground Station
    • St. Paul's Underground Station
    • Bank Underground Station
    • Liverpool Street 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, 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.

    Liverpool Street: No Step Free Access - Step free access is not available to eastbound Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines due to a faulty lift. Call us on 0343 222 1234 for help planning your journey.

    Change for Walk to Old Street

      Travel disruption notes

      Liverpool Street: No Step Free Access - Step free access is not available to eastbound Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines due to a faulty lift. Call us on 0343 222 1234 for help planning your journey.

      Elephant & Castle to Old Street

      Leave at 13:32 and arrive at 14:16
      Journey time 44 mins
      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.

      Change for Central line to Liverpool Street

      • Tottenham Court Road Underground Station
      • Holborn Underground Station
      • Chancery Lane Underground Station
      • St. Paul's Underground Station
      • Bank Underground Station
      • Liverpool Street 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, 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.

      Liverpool Street: No Step Free Access - Step free access is not available to eastbound Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines due to a faulty lift. Call us on 0343 222 1234 for help planning your journey.

      Change for Walk to Old Street

        Travel disruption notes

        Liverpool Street: No Step Free Access - Step free access is not available to eastbound Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines due to a faulty lift. Call us on 0343 222 1234 for help planning your journey.

        Buses

        Average journey time: 29 mins

        Cycle

        Average journey time: 15 mins

        Travel ticket costs

        Tube tickets for a tube trip between Elephant & Castle and Old Street cost from £2.40 to £5.50


        Return journey: Old Street to Elephant & Castle


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

        Frequently asked questions

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        The average journey between Elephant & Castle and Old Street by train is 44 mins

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