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

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Tube/DLR/Overground

Average journey time: 2 hours 07 mins

Elephant & Castle to Shadwell

Leave at 00:43 and arrive at 05:49
Journey time 05:06
You will need to make 6 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 .

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.

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 Victoria line to Victoria

  • Vauxhall Underground Station
  • Pimlico Underground Station
  • Victoria 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.

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.

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 District line to Monument

  • St. James's Park Underground Station
  • Westminster Underground Station
  • Embankment Underground Station
  • Temple Underground Station
  • Blackfriars Underground Station
  • Mansion House Underground Station
  • Cannon Street Underground Station
  • Monument Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

LONDON OVERGROUND: Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 January, no service between Highbury & Islington and West Croydon / Crystal Palace / Clapham Junction. This includes Night Overground in the early hours of Saturday and Sunday morning (please use local London Buses night routes). Please use alternative London Overground services between Highbury & Islington and Dalston Kingsland except after 2215 Sunday. Use Southern Railway services between New Cross Gate and West Croydon / Crystal Palace. Replacement buses operate.

Change for Walk to Bank

  • Bank

Travel disruption notes

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.

WATERLOO & CITY LINE: Service operates between 06.07 and 10.13 and between 15.23 and 19.11 on weekdays only. There is no service on Saturdays and Sundays.

Change for DLR to Shadwell DLR

  • Shadwell DLR Station

Travel disruption notes

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, there will be no Northern line at Bank /Monument station. All other lines will be operating as normal. Bank / Monument station is expected to be very 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

WATERLOO & CITY LINE: Service operates between 06.07 and 10.13 and between 15.23 and 19.11 on weekdays only. There is no service on Saturdays and Sundays.

Change for Walk to Shadwell Rail Station

  • Shadwell Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

LONDON OVERGROUND: Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 January, no service between Highbury & Islington and West Croydon / Crystal Palace / Clapham Junction. This includes Night Overground in the early hours of Saturday and Sunday morning (please use local London Buses night routes). Please use alternative London Overground services between Highbury & Islington and Dalston Kingsland except after 2215 Sunday. Use Southern Railway services between New Cross Gate and West Croydon / Crystal Palace. Replacement buses operate.

Elephant & Castle to Shadwell

Leave at 05:37 and arrive at 06:13
Journey time 36 mins
You will need to make 5 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 Circle line to Tower Hill

  • Temple Underground Station
  • Blackfriars Underground Station
  • Mansion House Underground Station
  • Cannon Street Underground Station
  • Monument Underground Station
  • Tower Hill 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.

Change for Walk to Tower Gateway

  • Tower Gateway

Travel disruption notes

LONDON OVERGROUND: Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 January, no service between Highbury & Islington and West Croydon / Crystal Palace / Clapham Junction. This includes Night Overground in the early hours of Saturday and Sunday morning (please use local London Buses night routes). Please use alternative London Overground services between Highbury & Islington and Dalston Kingsland except after 2215 Sunday. Use Southern Railway services between New Cross Gate and West Croydon / Crystal Palace. Replacement buses operate.

Change for DLR to Shadwell DLR

  • Shadwell DLR Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Walk to Shadwell Rail Station

  • Shadwell Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

LONDON OVERGROUND: Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 January, no service between Highbury & Islington and West Croydon / Crystal Palace / Clapham Junction. This includes Night Overground in the early hours of Saturday and Sunday morning (please use local London Buses night routes). Please use alternative London Overground services between Highbury & Islington and Dalston Kingsland except after 2215 Sunday. Use Southern Railway services between New Cross Gate and West Croydon / Crystal Palace. Replacement buses operate.

Elephant & Castle to Shadwell

Leave at 05:46 and arrive at 06:27
Journey time 41 mins
You will need to make 4 changes

Start with Bakerloo line to Waterloo

  • Lambeth North Underground Station
  • Waterloo 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.

WATERLOO & CITY LINE: Service operates between 06.07 and 10.13 and between 15.23 and 19.11 on weekdays only. There is no service on Saturdays and Sundays.

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, Waterloo station is expected to be exceptionally busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please avoid interchanging to other Tube lines at this station during these times if possible. For alternative access to London Bridge and the City, consider using Southeastern services from nearby Waterloo East, walking or cycling. Check our travel advice page for more information.

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 Jubilee line to Canning Town

  • Southwark Underground Station
  • London Bridge Underground Station
  • Bermondsey Underground Station
  • Canada Water Underground Station
  • Canary Wharf Underground Station
  • North Greenwich Underground Station
  • Canning Town Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

WATERLOO & CITY LINE: Service operates between 06.07 and 10.13 and between 15.23 and 19.11 on weekdays only. There is no service on Saturdays and Sundays.

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, Waterloo station is expected to be exceptionally busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please avoid interchanging to other Tube lines at this station during these times if possible. For alternative access to London Bridge and the City, consider using Southeastern services from nearby Waterloo East, walking or cycling. Check our travel advice page for more information.

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, Canning Town 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.

Change for DLR to Shadwell DLR

  • East India DLR Station
  • Blackwall DLR Station
  • Poplar DLR Station
  • Westferry DLR Station
  • Limehouse DLR Station
  • Shadwell DLR 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, Canning Town 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.

LONDON OVERGROUND: Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 January, no service between Highbury & Islington and West Croydon / Crystal Palace / Clapham Junction. This includes Night Overground in the early hours of Saturday and Sunday morning (please use local London Buses night routes). Please use alternative London Overground services between Highbury & Islington and Dalston Kingsland except after 2215 Sunday. Use Southern Railway services between New Cross Gate and West Croydon / Crystal Palace. Replacement buses operate.

Change for Walk to Shadwell Rail Station

  • Shadwell Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

LONDON OVERGROUND: Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 January, no service between Highbury & Islington and West Croydon / Crystal Palace / Clapham Junction. This includes Night Overground in the early hours of Saturday and Sunday morning (please use local London Buses night routes). Please use alternative London Overground services between Highbury & Islington and Dalston Kingsland except after 2215 Sunday. Use Southern Railway services between New Cross Gate and West Croydon / Crystal Palace. Replacement buses operate.

Buses

Average journey time: 32 mins

Cycle

Average journey time: 17 mins

Travel ticket costs

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


Return journey: Shadwell 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 Shadwell by London Underground?

The average journey between Elephant & Castle and Shadwell by train is 2 hours 07 mins

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