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

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Tube/DLR/Overground

Average journey time: 1 hour 05 mins

Elephant & Castle to Forest Gate

Leave at 08:26 and arrive at 09:33
Journey time 01:07
You will need to make 4 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 Barking

  • 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
  • Stepney Green Underground Station
  • Mile End Underground Station
  • Bow Road Underground Station
  • Bromley-by-Bow Underground Station
  • West Ham Underground Station
  • Plaistow Underground Station
  • Upton Park Underground Station
  • East Ham Underground Station
  • Barking 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.

CHEAPSIDE: From 09:00 Saturday 22 January to 17:00 Sunday 23 January and from 09:00 Saturday 29 January to 17:00 Sunday 30 January, routes 8 25 N8 N25 and N242 are on diversion via New Change, Cannon Street and Queen Victoria Street due to a burst water main. Buses will miss the stops St Pauls Station (Stop SY), Bread Street, Bank Station/Poultry and Poultry/Bank Station DLR.

Change for London Overground to Wanstead Park Rail Station

  • Woodgrange Park Rail Station
  • Wanstead Park Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Walk to Forest Gate Station

  • Forest Gate Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Elephant & Castle to Forest Gate

Leave at 08:47 and arrive at 09:51
Journey time 01:04
You will need to make 4 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 Barking

  • 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
  • Stepney Green Underground Station
  • Mile End Underground Station
  • Bow Road Underground Station
  • Bromley-by-Bow Underground Station
  • West Ham Underground Station
  • Plaistow Underground Station
  • Upton Park Underground Station
  • East Ham Underground Station
  • Barking 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.

CHEAPSIDE: From 09:00 Saturday 22 January to 17:00 Sunday 23 January and from 09:00 Saturday 29 January to 17:00 Sunday 30 January, routes 8 25 N8 N25 and N242 are on diversion via New Change, Cannon Street and Queen Victoria Street due to a burst water main. Buses will miss the stops St Pauls Station (Stop SY), Bread Street, Bank Station/Poultry and Poultry/Bank Station DLR.

Change for London Overground to Wanstead Park Rail Station

  • Woodgrange Park Rail Station
  • Wanstead Park Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Walk to Forest Gate Station

  • Forest Gate Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Elephant & Castle to Forest Gate

Leave at 09:02 and arrive at 10:06
Journey time 01:04
You will need to make 4 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 Barking

  • 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
  • Stepney Green Underground Station
  • Mile End Underground Station
  • Bow Road Underground Station
  • Bromley-by-Bow Underground Station
  • West Ham Underground Station
  • Plaistow Underground Station
  • Upton Park Underground Station
  • East Ham Underground Station
  • Barking 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.

CHEAPSIDE: From 09:00 Saturday 22 January to 17:00 Sunday 23 January and from 09:00 Saturday 29 January to 17:00 Sunday 30 January, routes 8 25 N8 N25 and N242 are on diversion via New Change, Cannon Street and Queen Victoria Street due to a burst water main. Buses will miss the stops St Pauls Station (Stop SY), Bread Street, Bank Station/Poultry and Poultry/Bank Station DLR.

Change for London Overground to Wanstead Park Rail Station

  • Woodgrange Park Rail Station
  • Wanstead Park Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Walk to Forest Gate Station

  • Forest Gate Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Buses

Average journey time: 1 hour 05 mins

Cycle

Average journey time: 50 mins

Travel ticket costs

Tube tickets for a tube trip between Elephant & Castle and Forest Gate cost from £2.80 to £3.40


Return journey: Forest Gate 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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What is the average journey time between Elephant & Castle and Forest Gate by London Underground?

The average journey between Elephant & Castle and Forest Gate by train is 1 hour 05 mins

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