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

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Average journey time: 27 mins

Elephant & Castle to Whitechapel

Leave at 11:21 and arrive at 11:48
Journey time 27 mins
You will need to make 2 changes

Start with Bakerloo line to Embankment

  • Lambeth North Underground Station
  • Waterloo Underground Station
  • Embankment 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, Embankment station is expected to be exceptionally busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please avoid interchanging at this station during these times if possible. For alternative access to the City, consider walking, cycling or taking bus routes 11 or 15.

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 District line to Whitechapel

  • Temple Underground Station
  • Blackfriars Underground Station
  • Mansion House Underground Station
  • Cannon Street Underground Station
  • Monument Underground Station
  • Tower Hill Underground Station
  • Aldgate East Underground Station
  • Whitechapel 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, Embankment station is expected to be exceptionally busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please avoid interchanging at this station during these times if possible. For alternative access to the City, consider walking, cycling or taking bus routes 11 or 15.

Elephant & Castle to Whitechapel

Leave at 11:25 and arrive at 11:53
Journey time 28 mins
You will need to make 2 changes

Start with Bakerloo line to Embankment

  • Lambeth North Underground Station
  • Waterloo Underground Station
  • Embankment 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, Embankment station is expected to be exceptionally busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please avoid interchanging at this station during these times if possible. For alternative access to the City, consider walking, cycling or taking bus routes 11 or 15.

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 District line to Whitechapel

  • Temple Underground Station
  • Blackfriars Underground Station
  • Mansion House Underground Station
  • Cannon Street Underground Station
  • Monument Underground Station
  • Tower Hill Underground Station
  • Aldgate East Underground Station
  • Whitechapel 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, Embankment station is expected to be exceptionally busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please avoid interchanging at this station during these times if possible. For alternative access to the City, consider walking, cycling or taking bus routes 11 or 15.

Elephant & Castle to Whitechapel

Leave at 11:32 and arrive at 11:58
Journey time 26 mins
You will need to make 2 changes

Start with Bakerloo line to Embankment

  • Lambeth North Underground Station
  • Waterloo Underground Station
  • Embankment 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, Embankment station is expected to be exceptionally busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please avoid interchanging at this station during these times if possible. For alternative access to the City, consider walking, cycling or taking bus routes 11 or 15.

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 District line to Whitechapel

  • Temple Underground Station
  • Blackfriars Underground Station
  • Mansion House Underground Station
  • Cannon Street Underground Station
  • Monument Underground Station
  • Tower Hill Underground Station
  • Aldgate East Underground Station
  • Whitechapel 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, Embankment station is expected to be exceptionally busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please avoid interchanging at this station during these times if possible. For alternative access to the City, consider walking, cycling or taking bus routes 11 or 15.

Buses

Average journey time: 39 mins

Cycle

Average journey time: 18 mins

Travel ticket costs

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


Return journey: Whitechapel 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 Whitechapel by train is 27 mins

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