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

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Average journey time: 1 hour 43 mins

Elephant & Castle to Birkbeck

Leave at 08:59 and arrive at 10:42
Journey time 01:43
You will need to make 5 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.

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 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

None known at this time

Change for District line to Wimbledon

  • West Brompton Underground Station
  • Fulham Broadway Underground Station
  • Parsons Green Underground Station
  • Putney Bridge Underground Station
  • East Putney Underground Station
  • Southfields Underground Station
  • Wimbledon Park Underground Station
  • Wimbledon Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

WIDMORE ROAD BR2; Buses towards Bromley North are diverted via Tweedy Road due to Thames Water works. Missing stops Bromley Town Hall and West Street.

Change for Tramway Tram to Birkbeck Tram Stop

  • Dundonald Road Tram Stop
  • Merton Park Tram Stop
  • Morden Road Tram Stop
  • Phipps Bridge Tram Stop
  • Belgrave Walk Tram Stop
  • Mitcham Tram Stop
  • Mitcham Junction Tram Stop
  • Beddington Lane Tram Stop
  • Therapia Lane Tram Stop
  • Ampere Way Tram Stop
  • Waddon Marsh Tram Stop
  • Wandle Park Tram Stop
  • Reeves Corner Tram Stop
  • Centrale Tram Stop
  • West Croydon Tram Stop
  • Wellesley Road Tram Stop
  • East Croydon Tram Stop
  • Lebanon Road Tram Stop
  • Sandilands Tram Stop
  • Addiscombe Tram Stop
  • Blackhorse Lane Tram Stop
  • Woodside Tram Stop
  • Arena Tram Stop
  • Harrington Road Tram Stop
  • Birkbeck Tram Stop

Travel disruption notes

SOUTHERN: Saturday 22 January, no service between Crystal Palace and Beckenham Junction. Please use local London Buses and London Trams connections.

Change for Walk to Birkbeck Rail Station

  • Birkbeck Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

SOUTHERN: Saturday 22 January, no service between Crystal Palace and Beckenham Junction. Please use local London Buses and London Trams connections.

Elephant & Castle to Birkbeck

Leave at 09:08 and arrive at 10:52
Journey time 01:44
You will need to make 5 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.

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 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

None known at this time

Change for District line to Wimbledon

  • West Brompton Underground Station
  • Fulham Broadway Underground Station
  • Parsons Green Underground Station
  • Putney Bridge Underground Station
  • East Putney Underground Station
  • Southfields Underground Station
  • Wimbledon Park Underground Station
  • Wimbledon Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

SOUTHERN: Saturday 22 January, no service between Crystal Palace and Beckenham Junction. Please use local London Buses and London Trams connections.

Change for Tramway Tram to Birkbeck Tram Stop

  • Dundonald Road Tram Stop
  • Merton Park Tram Stop
  • Morden Road Tram Stop
  • Phipps Bridge Tram Stop
  • Belgrave Walk Tram Stop
  • Mitcham Tram Stop
  • Mitcham Junction Tram Stop
  • Beddington Lane Tram Stop
  • Therapia Lane Tram Stop
  • Ampere Way Tram Stop
  • Waddon Marsh Tram Stop
  • Wandle Park Tram Stop
  • Reeves Corner Tram Stop
  • Centrale Tram Stop
  • West Croydon Tram Stop
  • Wellesley Road Tram Stop
  • East Croydon Tram Stop
  • Lebanon Road Tram Stop
  • Sandilands Tram Stop
  • Addiscombe Tram Stop
  • Blackhorse Lane Tram Stop
  • Woodside Tram Stop
  • Arena Tram Stop
  • Harrington Road Tram Stop
  • Birkbeck Tram Stop

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Walk to Birkbeck Rail Station

  • Birkbeck Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

SOUTHERN: Saturday 22 January, no service between Crystal Palace and Beckenham Junction. Please use local London Buses and London Trams connections.

Elephant & Castle to Birkbeck

Leave at 09:20 and arrive at 11:02
Journey time 01:42
You will need to make 5 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.

ROUTE 733 from Monday 17 January: Monday to Friday daytime route 733 will operate between Oval Station and Moorgate, Finsbury Square via Kennington Park Road, Kennington Station, Elephant & Castle, Borough, London Bridge and Bank during the Northern line Bank Branch closure (until mid May). The route is operated by Tower Transit.

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 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

None known at this time

Change for District line to Wimbledon

  • West Brompton Underground Station
  • Fulham Broadway Underground Station
  • Parsons Green Underground Station
  • Putney Bridge Underground Station
  • East Putney Underground Station
  • Southfields Underground Station
  • Wimbledon Park Underground Station
  • Wimbledon Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

WIDMORE ROAD BR2; Buses towards Bromley North are diverted via Tweedy Road due to Thames Water works. Missing stops Bromley Town Hall and West Street.

Change for Tramway Tram to Birkbeck Tram Stop

  • Dundonald Road Tram Stop
  • Merton Park Tram Stop
  • Morden Road Tram Stop
  • Phipps Bridge Tram Stop
  • Belgrave Walk Tram Stop
  • Mitcham Tram Stop
  • Mitcham Junction Tram Stop
  • Beddington Lane Tram Stop
  • Therapia Lane Tram Stop
  • Ampere Way Tram Stop
  • Waddon Marsh Tram Stop
  • Wandle Park Tram Stop
  • Reeves Corner Tram Stop
  • Centrale Tram Stop
  • West Croydon Tram Stop
  • Wellesley Road Tram Stop
  • East Croydon Tram Stop
  • Lebanon Road Tram Stop
  • Sandilands Tram Stop
  • Addiscombe Tram Stop
  • Blackhorse Lane Tram Stop
  • Woodside Tram Stop
  • Arena Tram Stop
  • Harrington Road Tram Stop
  • Birkbeck Tram Stop

Travel disruption notes

SOUTHERN: Saturday 22 January, no service between Crystal Palace and Beckenham Junction. Please use local London Buses and London Trams connections.

Change for Walk to Birkbeck Rail Station

  • Birkbeck Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

SOUTHERN: Saturday 22 January, no service between Crystal Palace and Beckenham Junction. Please use local London Buses and London Trams connections.

Buses

Average journey time: 1 hour 02 mins

Cycle

Average journey time: 51 mins

Return journey: Birkbeck to Elephant & Castle


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The average journey between Elephant & Castle and Birkbeck by train is 1 hour 43 mins

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