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

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Average journey time: 42 mins

Elephant & Castle to City Thameslink

Leave at 00:43 and arrive at 01:38
Journey time 55 mins
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.

LEWISHAM HIGH STREET: Routes 180 199 N89 N199 are on diversion northbound between 00:01 on Saturday 15 January and 23:59 on Sunday 16 January due to a crane operation. Routes 180 199 N199 are missing the stops from Lewisham Station to Sparta Street. Route N89 is missing the stops from Lewisham Station to Deptford Bridge Station.

Change for Central line to Chancery Lane

  • Tottenham Court Road Underground Station
  • Holborn Underground Station
  • Chancery Lane 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 City Thameslink

    Travel disruption notes

    None known at this time

    Elephant & Castle to City Thameslink

    Leave at 05:37 and arrive at 06:06
    Journey time 29 mins
    You will need to make 3 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.

    Change for Circle line to Blackfriars

    • Temple Underground Station
    • Blackfriars 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.

    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, Blackfriars 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 City Thameslink

      Travel disruption notes

      None known at this time

      Buses

      Average journey time: 18 mins

      Cycle

      Average journey time: 09 mins

      Travel ticket costs

      Tube tickets for a tube trip between Elephant & Castle and City Thameslink cost from £2.40 to £5.50


      Return journey: City Thameslink 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 City Thameslink by train is 42 mins

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