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

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Average journey time: 2 hours 48 mins

Elephant & Castle to Romford

Leave at 20:24 and arrive at 21:34
Journey time 01:10
You will need to make 4 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 Walk to Monument

  • Monument

Travel disruption notes

WATERLOO & CITY LINE: No service until further notice.

Change for District line to Upminster

  • 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
  • Upney Underground Station
  • Becontree Underground Station
  • Dagenham Heathway Underground Station
  • Dagenham East Underground Station
  • Elm Park Underground Station
  • Hornchurch Underground Station
  • Upminster Bridge Underground Station
  • Upminster Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

CIRCLE LINE: Until further notice, due to staff shortages in our control room there could be short notice alterations to Circle line and parts of the District 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.

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.

NHS Covid-19 vaccination centre, Newham at The ExCeL London. Only travel to the vaccination centre if you have been sent an appointment by the NHS. You will not be vaccinated without one and you cannot arrange one at the centre. Please use the Western Gateway entrance of The ExCeL London to access the vaccination centre. Follow 'vaccination centre' signs. Custom House for ExCeL is the nearest station to The ExCeL London. If using buses 147 241 or N551, alight at the Custom House Station stop, or at the Leslie Road stop if using Route 325

Change for London Overground to Romford Rail Station

  • Emerson Park Rail Station
  • Romford Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

ROMFORD 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.

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.

NHS Covid-19 vaccination centre, Newham at The ExCeL London. Only travel to the vaccination centre if you have been sent an appointment by the NHS. You will not be vaccinated without one and you cannot arrange one at the centre. Please use the Western Gateway entrance of The ExCeL London to access the vaccination centre. Follow 'vaccination centre' signs. Custom House for ExCeL is the nearest station to The ExCeL London. If using buses 147 241 or N551, alight at the Custom House Station stop, or at the Leslie Road stop if using Route 325

Elephant & Castle to Romford

Leave at 20:54 and arrive at 22:04
Journey time 01:10
You will need to make 5 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.

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 Monument

  • Monument

Travel disruption notes

WATERLOO & CITY LINE: No service until further notice.

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 District line to Upminster

  • 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
  • Upney Underground Station
  • Becontree Underground Station
  • Dagenham Heathway Underground Station
  • Dagenham East Underground Station
  • Elm Park Underground Station
  • Hornchurch Underground Station
  • Upminster Bridge Underground Station
  • Upminster Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

CIRCLE LINE: Until further notice, due to staff shortages in our control room there could be short notice alterations to Circle line and parts of the District 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.

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 London Overground to Romford Rail Station

  • Emerson Park Rail Station
  • Romford Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

ROMFORD 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.

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.

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    Travel disruption notes

    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.

    Elephant & Castle to Romford

    Leave at 00:29 and arrive at 06:34
    Journey time 06:05
    You will need to make 4 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 Walk to Monument

    • Monument

    Travel disruption notes

    WATERLOO & CITY LINE: No service until further notice.

    Change for District line to Upminster

    • 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
    • Upney Underground Station
    • Becontree Underground Station
    • Dagenham Heathway Underground Station
    • Dagenham East Underground Station
    • Elm Park Underground Station
    • Hornchurch Underground Station
    • Upminster Bridge Underground Station
    • Upminster Underground Station

    Travel disruption notes

    CIRCLE LINE: Until further notice, due to staff shortages in our control room there could be short notice alterations to Circle line and parts of the District 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.

    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.

    NHS Covid-19 vaccination centre, Newham at The ExCeL London. Only travel to the vaccination centre if you have been sent an appointment by the NHS. You will not be vaccinated without one and you cannot arrange one at the centre. Please use the Western Gateway entrance of The ExCeL London to access the vaccination centre. Follow 'vaccination centre' signs. Custom House for ExCeL is the nearest station to The ExCeL London. If using buses 147 241 or N551, alight at the Custom House Station stop, or at the Leslie Road stop if using Route 325

    Change for London Overground to Romford Rail Station

    • Emerson Park Rail Station
    • Romford Rail Station

    Travel disruption notes

    ROMFORD 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.

    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.

    NHS Covid-19 vaccination centre, Newham at The ExCeL London. Only travel to the vaccination centre if you have been sent an appointment by the NHS. You will not be vaccinated without one and you cannot arrange one at the centre. Please use the Western Gateway entrance of The ExCeL London to access the vaccination centre. Follow 'vaccination centre' signs. Custom House for ExCeL is the nearest station to The ExCeL London. If using buses 147 241 or N551, alight at the Custom House Station stop, or at the Leslie Road stop if using Route 325

    Buses

    Average journey time: 2 hours 01 mins

    Cycle

    Average journey time: 1 hour 35 mins

    Return journey: Romford to Elephant & Castle

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