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Average journey time: 34 mins

Elephant & Castle to Hackney Central

Leave at 06:49 and arrive at 07:26
Journey time 37 mins
You will need to make 3 changes

Start with Northern line to Bank

  • Borough Underground Station
  • London Bridge Underground Station
  • Bank Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

ELEPHANT & CASTLE UNDERGROUND STATION: From Monday 4 January until late May 2021, the Northern line ticket hall will operate as exit only every Monday to Friday between 0700 and 1000 and 1600 and 1900. This is while lift maintenance work takes place. At these times you should enter the station through the ticket hall on the opposite side of Elephant Square.

WATERLOO & CITY LINE: No service until further notice.

We are committed to helping London's schools remain open and operate safely and to help this we will be adding over 200 extra buses to our network from Monday 8 March. We will also be prioritising some of our bus services for school travel from this date. Government guidance allows for all seats to be occupied on these 'school services', doubling their capacity, which is currently limited due to necessary social distancing. These 'school services' will be clearly signed and will operate on several key routes between 0730-0900 (some routes will run until 0930) and 1430-1630 on weekdays. On designated routes 'school services' will operate on an every other bus basis. We ask that schoolchildren travelling without adults use the designated 'school services' where these are provided, to help ensure space for customers on other services.

Change for Central line to Stratford

  • Liverpool Street Underground Station
  • Bethnal Green Underground Station
  • Mile End Underground Station
  • Stratford Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

WATERLOO & CITY LINE: No service until further notice.

NHS Co-Vid Vaccination Centre at Westfield Stratford City: You must only travel to the NHS vaccination centre, at Westfield Stratford City if you have received an appointment from the NHS. You will not be vaccinated without one and you cannot arrange one at the centre. For the centre, use Stratford station and follow the signs to the Westfield/Olympic Park exit. Outside the station, use the lift or stairs to go up to the first level and follow the signs to the vaccination centre.

STRATFORD STATION: This station is likely to be very busy between 05:45-08:15 and 16:00-17:30. Where possible travel outside of these times and consider cycling or walking, including parts of your journey. Entry is expected to be busy, please expect to queue to enter so we can help maintain the national 2 metre social distancing. Interchange is also expected to be busy. You are advised, where possible, to avoid the station during the busiest times by taking the most direct route.

TFL RAIL: Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 April, no service between Liverpool Street and Stratford, please use London Underground or Greater Anglia connections. The timetable for services between Stratford and Shenfield will be amended, and during peak periods fewer trains than usual will call at stations between Ilford and Gidea Park. Trains are also likely to be busier.

Change for London Overground to Hackney Central Rail Station

  • Hackney Wick Rail Station
  • Homerton Rail Station
  • Hackney Central Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

LONDON OVERGROUND: Until Friday 14 May, a reduced weekday service operates between Richmond and Stratford. Two trains operate per hour between Richmond and Willesden Junction, continuing to Stratford. Six trains operate per hour between Willesden Junction and Stratford, with four of these trains an hour operating to/from Clapham Junction.

STRATFORD STATION: This station is likely to be very busy between 05:45-08:15 and 16:00-17:30. Where possible travel outside of these times and consider cycling or walking, including parts of your journey. Entry is expected to be busy, please expect to queue to enter so we can help maintain the national 2 metre social distancing. Interchange is also expected to be busy. You are advised, where possible, to avoid the station during the busiest times by taking the most direct route.

TFL RAIL: Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 April, no service between Liverpool Street and Stratford, please use London Underground or Greater Anglia connections. The timetable for services between Stratford and Shenfield will be amended, and during peak periods fewer trains than usual will call at stations between Ilford and Gidea Park. Trains are also likely to be busier.

Elephant & Castle to Hackney Central

Leave at 06:54 and arrive at 07:27
Journey time 33 mins
You will need to make 3 changes

Start with Bakerloo line to Oxford Circus

  • Lambeth North Underground Station
  • Waterloo Underground Station
  • Embankment Underground Station
  • Charing Cross Underground Station
  • Piccadilly Circus Underground Station
  • Oxford Circus Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

ELEPHANT & CASTLE UNDERGROUND STATION: From Monday 4 January until late May 2021, the Northern line ticket hall will operate as exit only every Monday to Friday between 0700 and 1000 and 1600 and 1900. This is while lift maintenance work takes place. At these times you should enter the station through the ticket hall on the opposite side of Elephant Square.

Change for Victoria line to Highbury & Islington

  • Warren Street Underground Station
  • Euston Underground Station
  • King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station
  • Highbury & Islington Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

Travelling to the Covid-19 Vaccination Centre at Business Design Centre, Islington? Do not travel to a vaccination centre unless you have been contacted by the NHS and have an appointment booked - you will not be vaccinated. You cannot book an appointment by going to a centre. The centre is located in Upper Street, and the nearest stations are Angel, Essex Road and Highbury & Islington. There are signed walking routes and bus connections from each of these stations.

Change for London Overground to Hackney Central Rail Station

  • Canonbury Rail Station
  • Dalston Kingsland Rail Station
  • Hackney Central Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

LONDON OVERGROUND: Until Friday 14 May, a reduced weekday service operates between Richmond and Stratford. Two trains operate per hour between Richmond and Willesden Junction, continuing to Stratford. Six trains operate per hour between Willesden Junction and Stratford, with four of these trains an hour operating to/from Clapham Junction.

Travelling to the Covid-19 Vaccination Centre at Business Design Centre, Islington? Do not travel to a vaccination centre unless you have been contacted by the NHS and have an appointment booked - you will not be vaccinated. You cannot book an appointment by going to a centre. The centre is located in Upper Street, and the nearest stations are Angel, Essex Road and Highbury & Islington. There are signed walking routes and bus connections from each of these stations.

Elephant & Castle to Hackney Central

Leave at 06:56 and arrive at 07:30
Journey time 34 mins
You will need to make 4 changes

Start with Northern line to Moorgate

  • Borough Underground Station
  • London Bridge Underground Station
  • Bank Underground Station
  • Moorgate Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

ELEPHANT & CASTLE UNDERGROUND STATION: From Monday 4 January until late May 2021, the Northern line ticket hall will operate as exit only every Monday to Friday between 0700 and 1000 and 1600 and 1900. This is while lift maintenance work takes place. At these times you should enter the station through the ticket hall on the opposite side of Elephant Square.

Change for Hammersmith & City line or Metropolitan line or Circle line to Liverpool Street

  • Liverpool Street Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

HAMMERSMITH & CITY LINE: Until further notice, due to staff shortages in our control room there could be short notice alterations to Hammersmith & City line services. This will affect weekday and weekend service and at times will mean there is a reduced service, or no service on this line.

Hammersmith and City Line: Severe delays due to train cancellations.

TFL RAIL: Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 April, no service between Liverpool Street and Stratford, please use London Underground or Greater Anglia connections. The timetable for services between Stratford and Shenfield will be amended, and during peak periods fewer trains than usual will call at stations between Ilford and Gidea Park. Trains are also likely to be busier.

Change for London Overground to Hackney Downs Rail Station

  • Bethnal Green Rail Station
  • Hackney Downs Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

TFL RAIL: Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 April, no service between Liverpool Street and Stratford, please use London Underground or Greater Anglia connections. The timetable for services between Stratford and Shenfield will be amended, and during peak periods fewer trains than usual will call at stations between Ilford and Gidea Park. Trains are also likely to be busier.

Change for Walk to Hackney Central Station

  • Hackney Central Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Buses

Average journey time: 51 mins

Cycle

Average journey time: 34 mins

Return journey: Hackney Central to Elephant & Castle

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