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

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Average journey time: 46 mins

Elephant & Castle to South Merton

Leave at 08:32 and arrive at 09:18
Journey time 46 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.

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 Northern line to Morden

  • Waterloo Underground Station
  • Kennington Underground Station
  • Oval Underground Station
  • Stockwell Underground Station
  • Clapham North Underground Station
  • Clapham Common Underground Station
  • Clapham South Underground Station
  • Balham Underground Station
  • Tooting Bec Underground Station
  • Tooting Broadway Underground Station
  • Colliers Wood Underground Station
  • South Wimbledon Underground Station
  • Morden 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.

Change for Walk to South Merton

  • South Merton

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Elephant & Castle to South Merton

Leave at 08:38 and arrive at 09:23
Journey time 45 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.

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 Northern line to Morden

  • Waterloo Underground Station
  • Kennington Underground Station
  • Oval Underground Station
  • Stockwell Underground Station
  • Clapham North Underground Station
  • Clapham Common Underground Station
  • Clapham South Underground Station
  • Balham Underground Station
  • Tooting Bec Underground Station
  • Tooting Broadway Underground Station
  • Colliers Wood Underground Station
  • South Wimbledon Underground Station
  • Morden 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.

Change for Walk to South Merton

  • South Merton

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Elephant & Castle to South Merton

Leave at 08:41 and arrive at 09:28
Journey time 47 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.

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 Northern line to Morden

  • Waterloo Underground Station
  • Kennington Underground Station
  • Oval Underground Station
  • Stockwell Underground Station
  • Clapham North Underground Station
  • Clapham Common Underground Station
  • Clapham South Underground Station
  • Balham Underground Station
  • Tooting Bec Underground Station
  • Tooting Broadway Underground Station
  • Colliers Wood Underground Station
  • South Wimbledon Underground Station
  • Morden 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.

Change for Walk to South Merton

  • South Merton

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Buses

Average journey time: 1 hour 20 mins

Cycle

Average journey time: 52 mins

Return journey: South Merton to Elephant & Castle


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The average journey between Elephant & Castle and South Merton by train is 46 mins

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