Elephant & Castle to Kensington (Olympia) - travel by train, bus and rail

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Average journey time: 53 mins

Elephant & Castle to Kensington (Olympia)

Leave at 00:43 and arrive at 01:52
Journey time 01:09
You will need to make 4 changes

Start with Northern line to Stockwell

  • Kennington Underground Station
  • Oval Underground Station
  • Stockwell 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 .

Change for Victoria line to Oxford Circus

  • Vauxhall Underground Station
  • Pimlico Underground Station
  • Victoria Underground Station
  • Green Park Underground Station
  • Oxford Circus 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.

Change for Central line to Shepherd's Bush (Central Line) Underground Stn

  • Bond Street Underground Station
  • Marble Arch Underground Station
  • Lancaster Gate Underground Station
  • Queensway Underground Station
  • Notting Hill Gate Underground Station
  • Holland Park Underground Station
  • Shepherd's Bush (Central) 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.

Central Line: Minor 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.

Change for Walk to Kensington (Olympia) Station

    Travel disruption notes

    None known at this time

    Elephant & Castle to Kensington (Olympia)

    Leave at 05:37 and arrive at 06:14
    Journey time 37 mins
    You will need to make 4 changes

    Start with Bakerloo line to Piccadilly Circus

    • Lambeth North Underground Station
    • Waterloo Underground Station
    • Embankment Underground Station
    • Charing Cross Underground Station
    • Piccadilly 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.

    Buses are on diversion due to festive light removal works at Piccadilly. For more details, visit tfl.gov.uk/bus/status

    Buses are on diversion due to festive light removal works at Piccadilly. For more details, visit tfl.gov.uk/bus/status

    Change for Piccadilly line to Earl's Court

    • Green Park Underground Station
    • Hyde Park Corner Underground Station
    • Knightsbridge Underground Station
    • Gloucester Road Underground Station
    • Earl's Court Underground Station

    Travel disruption notes

    Buses are on diversion due to festive light removal works at Piccadilly. For more details, visit tfl.gov.uk/bus/status

    Buses are on diversion due to festive light removal works at Piccadilly. For more details, visit tfl.gov.uk/bus/status

    Change for District line to West Brompton

    • West Brompton Underground Station

    Travel disruption notes

    None known at this time

    Change for London Overground to Kensington (Olympia) Rail Station

    • Kensington (Olympia) Rail Station

    Travel disruption notes

    None known at this time

    Buses

    Average journey time: 38 mins

    Cycle

    Average journey time: 36 mins

    Travel ticket costs

    Tube tickets for a tube trip between Elephant & Castle and Kensington (Olympia) cost from £2.50 to £5.50


    Return journey: Kensington (Olympia) 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

    What is the average journey time between Elephant & Castle and Kensington (Olympia) by London Underground?

    The average journey between Elephant & Castle and Kensington (Olympia) by train is 53 mins

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