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Average journey time: 22 mins

Elephant & Castle to West Ham

Leave at 12:48 and arrive at 13:11
Journey time 23 mins
You will need to make 3 changes

Start with Northern line to London Bridge

  • Borough Underground Station
  • London Bridge Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

ELEPHANT & CASTLE UNDERGROUND STATION: From Monday 4 January until late May 2021, the Northern line ticket hall will operate as exit only every Monday to Friday between 0700 and 1000 and 1600 and 1900. This is while lift maintenance work takes place. At these times you should enter the station through the ticket hall on the opposite side of Elephant Square.

LONDON BRIDGE STATION: Please note that step free interchange between the Jubilee and Northern lines is partly at street level, in both directions. Lifts are available between Northern line and Borough High Street entrance then via Borough High Street, St Thomas Street and Joiner Street to the main Underground ticket hall from where lifts are available to/from the Jubilee line.

We are committed to helping London's schools remain open and operate safely and to help this 200 extra buses on our network continue to operate. We will also be prioritising some of our bus services for school travel from this date. Government guidance allows for all seats to be occupied on these 'school services', doubling their capacity, which is currently limited due to necessary social distancing. These 'school services' will be clearly signed and will operate on several key routes between 0730-0900 (some routes will run until 0930) and 1430-1630 on weekdays. On designated routes 'school services' will operate on an every other bus basis. We ask that schoolchildren travelling without adults use the designated 'school services' where these are provided, to help ensure space for customers on other services.

Change for Jubilee line to West Ham

  • Bermondsey Underground Station
  • Canada Water Underground Station
  • Canary Wharf Underground Station
  • North Greenwich Underground Station
  • Canning Town Underground Station
  • West Ham Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

LONDON BRIDGE STATION: Please note that step free interchange between the Jubilee and Northern lines is partly at street level, in both directions. Lifts are available between Northern line and Borough High Street entrance then via Borough High Street, St Thomas Street and Joiner Street to the main Underground ticket hall from where lifts are available to/from the Jubilee line.

WEST HAM STATION: West Ham station is busy between 06:00 and 08:00 on weekdays. If it is possible for you to make a small change to the time you travel, you could have a more comfortable journey and will be able to more easily ensure social distancing can be maintained. ​If you are using public transport for a legally permitted reason, the quieter times at West Ham are between 08:15 and 16:30, and after 17:30 on weekdays.

HOLYWELL LANE, EC2A - From 09:30 Wednesday 12 May until approximately 15:00 Saturday 29 May, ROUTES 135 205 N205 towards Shoreditch High Street will be on diversion via Curtain Road, Old Street and Shoreditch High Street due to emergency Thames Water works at Holywell Lane. Buses will be unable to serve the stop 'Shoreditch High Street Station'.

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    Travel disruption notes

    We are committed to helping London's schools remain open and operate safely and to help this 200 extra buses on our network continue to operate. We will also be prioritising some of our bus services for school travel from this date. Government guidance allows for all seats to be occupied on these 'school services', doubling their capacity, which is currently limited due to necessary social distancing. These 'school services' will be clearly signed and will operate on several key routes between 0730-0900 (some routes will run until 0930) and 1430-1630 on weekdays. On designated routes 'school services' will operate on an every other bus basis. We ask that schoolchildren travelling without adults use the designated 'school services' where these are provided, to help ensure space for customers on other services.

    Elephant & Castle to West Ham

    Leave at 12:51 and arrive at 13:14
    Journey time 23 mins
    You will need to make 3 changes

    Start with Northern line to London Bridge

    • Borough Underground Station
    • London Bridge Underground Station

    Travel disruption notes

    ELEPHANT & CASTLE UNDERGROUND STATION: From Monday 4 January until late May 2021, the Northern line ticket hall will operate as exit only every Monday to Friday between 0700 and 1000 and 1600 and 1900. This is while lift maintenance work takes place. At these times you should enter the station through the ticket hall on the opposite side of Elephant Square.

    LONDON BRIDGE STATION: Please note that step free interchange between the Jubilee and Northern lines is partly at street level, in both directions. Lifts are available between Northern line and Borough High Street entrance then via Borough High Street, St Thomas Street and Joiner Street to the main Underground ticket hall from where lifts are available to/from the Jubilee line.

    We are committed to helping London's schools remain open and operate safely and to help this 200 extra buses on our network continue to operate. We will also be prioritising some of our bus services for school travel from this date. Government guidance allows for all seats to be occupied on these 'school services', doubling their capacity, which is currently limited due to necessary social distancing. These 'school services' will be clearly signed and will operate on several key routes between 0730-0900 (some routes will run until 0930) and 1430-1630 on weekdays. On designated routes 'school services' will operate on an every other bus basis. We ask that schoolchildren travelling without adults use the designated 'school services' where these are provided, to help ensure space for customers on other services.

    Change for Jubilee line to West Ham

    • Bermondsey Underground Station
    • Canada Water Underground Station
    • Canary Wharf Underground Station
    • North Greenwich Underground Station
    • Canning Town Underground Station
    • West Ham Underground Station

    Travel disruption notes

    LONDON BRIDGE STATION: Please note that step free interchange between the Jubilee and Northern lines is partly at street level, in both directions. Lifts are available between Northern line and Borough High Street entrance then via Borough High Street, St Thomas Street and Joiner Street to the main Underground ticket hall from where lifts are available to/from the Jubilee line.

    WEST HAM STATION: West Ham station is busy between 06:00 and 08:00 on weekdays. If it is possible for you to make a small change to the time you travel, you could have a more comfortable journey and will be able to more easily ensure social distancing can be maintained. ​If you are using public transport for a legally permitted reason, the quieter times at West Ham are between 08:15 and 16:30, and after 17:30 on weekdays.

    HOLYWELL LANE, EC2A - From 09:30 Wednesday 12 May until approximately 15:00 Saturday 29 May, ROUTES 135 205 N205 towards Shoreditch High Street will be on diversion via Curtain Road, Old Street and Shoreditch High Street due to emergency Thames Water works at Holywell Lane. Buses will be unable to serve the stop 'Shoreditch High Street Station'.

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      Travel disruption notes

      We are committed to helping London's schools remain open and operate safely and to help this 200 extra buses on our network continue to operate. We will also be prioritising some of our bus services for school travel from this date. Government guidance allows for all seats to be occupied on these 'school services', doubling their capacity, which is currently limited due to necessary social distancing. These 'school services' will be clearly signed and will operate on several key routes between 0730-0900 (some routes will run until 0930) and 1430-1630 on weekdays. On designated routes 'school services' will operate on an every other bus basis. We ask that schoolchildren travelling without adults use the designated 'school services' where these are provided, to help ensure space for customers on other services.

      Elephant & Castle to West Ham

      Leave at 12:54 and arrive at 13:16
      Journey time 22 mins
      You will need to make 5 changes

      Start with Northern line to London Bridge

      • Borough Underground Station
      • London Bridge Underground Station

      Travel disruption notes

      ELEPHANT & CASTLE UNDERGROUND STATION: From Monday 4 January until late May 2021, the Northern line ticket hall will operate as exit only every Monday to Friday between 0700 and 1000 and 1600 and 1900. This is while lift maintenance work takes place. At these times you should enter the station through the ticket hall on the opposite side of Elephant Square.

      LONDON BRIDGE STATION: Please note that step free interchange between the Jubilee and Northern lines is partly at street level, in both directions. Lifts are available between Northern line and Borough High Street entrance then via Borough High Street, St Thomas Street and Joiner Street to the main Underground ticket hall from where lifts are available to/from the Jubilee line.

      We are committed to helping London's schools remain open and operate safely and to help this 200 extra buses on our network continue to operate. We will also be prioritising some of our bus services for school travel from this date. Government guidance allows for all seats to be occupied on these 'school services', doubling their capacity, which is currently limited due to necessary social distancing. These 'school services' will be clearly signed and will operate on several key routes between 0730-0900 (some routes will run until 0930) and 1430-1630 on weekdays. On designated routes 'school services' will operate on an every other bus basis. We ask that schoolchildren travelling without adults use the designated 'school services' where these are provided, to help ensure space for customers on other services.

      Change for Jubilee line to West Ham

      • Bermondsey Underground Station
      • Canada Water Underground Station
      • Canary Wharf Underground Station
      • North Greenwich Underground Station
      • Canning Town Underground Station
      • West Ham Underground Station

      Travel disruption notes

      LONDON BRIDGE STATION: Please note that step free interchange between the Jubilee and Northern lines is partly at street level, in both directions. Lifts are available between Northern line and Borough High Street entrance then via Borough High Street, St Thomas Street and Joiner Street to the main Underground ticket hall from where lifts are available to/from the Jubilee line.

      WEST HAM STATION: West Ham station is busy between 06:00 and 08:00 on weekdays. If it is possible for you to make a small change to the time you travel, you could have a more comfortable journey and will be able to more easily ensure social distancing can be maintained. ​If you are using public transport for a legally permitted reason, the quieter times at West Ham are between 08:15 and 16:30, and after 17:30 on weekdays.

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        Travel disruption notes

        We are committed to helping London's schools remain open and operate safely and to help this 200 extra buses on our network continue to operate. We will also be prioritising some of our bus services for school travel from this date. Government guidance allows for all seats to be occupied on these 'school services', doubling their capacity, which is currently limited due to necessary social distancing. These 'school services' will be clearly signed and will operate on several key routes between 0730-0900 (some routes will run until 0930) and 1430-1630 on weekdays. On designated routes 'school services' will operate on an every other bus basis. We ask that schoolchildren travelling without adults use the designated 'school services' where these are provided, to help ensure space for customers on other services.

        NHS Covid-19 vaccination centre, Newham at The ExCeL London. Only travel to the vaccination centre if you have been sent an appointment by the NHS. You will not be vaccinated without one and you cannot arrange one at the centre. Please use the Western Gateway entrance of The ExCeL London to access the vaccination centre. Follow 'vaccination centre' signs. Custom House for ExCeL is the nearest station to The ExCeL London. If using buses 147 241 or N551, alight at the Custom House Station stop, or at the Leslie Road stop if using Route 325

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          Travel disruption notes

          NHS Covid-19 vaccination centre, Newham at The ExCeL London. Only travel to the vaccination centre if you have been sent an appointment by the NHS. You will not be vaccinated without one and you cannot arrange one at the centre. Please use the Western Gateway entrance of The ExCeL London to access the vaccination centre. Follow 'vaccination centre' signs. Custom House for ExCeL is the nearest station to The ExCeL London. If using buses 147 241 or N551, alight at the Custom House Station stop, or at the Leslie Road stop if using Route 325

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            Travel disruption notes

            We are committed to helping London's schools remain open and operate safely and to help this 200 extra buses on our network continue to operate. We will also be prioritising some of our bus services for school travel from this date. Government guidance allows for all seats to be occupied on these 'school services', doubling their capacity, which is currently limited due to necessary social distancing. These 'school services' will be clearly signed and will operate on several key routes between 0730-0900 (some routes will run until 0930) and 1430-1630 on weekdays. On designated routes 'school services' will operate on an every other bus basis. We ask that schoolchildren travelling without adults use the designated 'school services' where these are provided, to help ensure space for customers on other services.

            Buses

            Average journey time: 1 hour 33 mins

            Cycle

            Average journey time: 40 mins

            Travel ticket costs

            Tube tickets for a tube trip between Elephant & Castle and West Ham cost from £2.50 to £5.50


            Return journey: West Ham to Elephant & Castle

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            Fequently asked questions

            The average journey between Elephant & Castle and West Ham by train is 22 mins

            There are Covid related travel restrictions in place at the moment, and while travel is permitted, people are asked to minimise travel and stay local as much as possible. Face masks are mandatory on public transport.

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