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

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Average journey time: 33 mins

Elephant & Castle to Sydenham

Leave at 18:51 and arrive at 19:25
Journey time 34 mins
You will need to make 3 changes

Start with Northern line to London Bridge

  • Borough Underground Station
  • London Bridge 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.

LONDON BRIDGE STATION: Please note that step free interchange between the Jubilee and Northern lines is partly at street level, in both directions. Lifts are available between Northern line and Borough High Street entrance then via Borough High Street, St Thomas Street and Joiner Street to the main Underground ticket hall from where lifts are available to/from the Jubilee 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.

DARTMOUTH ROAD, SE23: Due to an emergency services incident, ROUTES 176 AND 197 are currently on diversion, missing stops from 'Horniman Museum' to 'Sydenham School' in both directions. Buses are diverted via Sydenham Hill and Kirkdale.

Change for Jubilee line to Canada Water

  • Bermondsey Underground Station
  • Canada Water Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

LONDON BRIDGE STATION: Please note that step free interchange between the Jubilee and Northern lines is partly at street level, in both directions. Lifts are available between Northern line and Borough High Street entrance then via Borough High Street, St Thomas Street and Joiner Street to the main Underground ticket hall from where lifts are available to/from the Jubilee line.

Change for London Overground to Sydenham Rail Station

  • Surrey Quays Rail Station
  • New Cross Gate Rail Station
  • Brockley Rail Station
  • Honor Oak Park Rail Station
  • Forest Hill Rail Station
  • Sydenham Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

CANADA WATER STATION: This station has short London Overground platforms. Customers are advised to travel in the front 4 coaches and listen to on-board announcements.

SYDENHAM STATION: This station has short platforms. Customers are advised to travel in the front 8 coaches and listen to on-board announcements.

Elephant & Castle to Sydenham

Leave at 19:01 and arrive at 19:34
Journey time 33 mins
You will need to make 3 changes

Start with Northern line to London Bridge

  • Borough Underground Station
  • London Bridge 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.

LONDON BRIDGE STATION: Please note that step free interchange between the Jubilee and Northern lines is partly at street level, in both directions. Lifts are available between Northern line and Borough High Street entrance then via Borough High Street, St Thomas Street and Joiner Street to the main Underground ticket hall from where lifts are available to/from the Jubilee 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.

DARTMOUTH ROAD, SE23: Due to an emergency services incident, ROUTES 176 AND 197 are currently on diversion, missing stops from 'Horniman Museum' to 'Sydenham School' in both directions. Buses are diverted via Sydenham Hill and Kirkdale.

Change for Jubilee line to Canada Water

  • Bermondsey Underground Station
  • Canada Water Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

LONDON BRIDGE STATION: Please note that step free interchange between the Jubilee and Northern lines is partly at street level, in both directions. Lifts are available between Northern line and Borough High Street entrance then via Borough High Street, St Thomas Street and Joiner Street to the main Underground ticket hall from where lifts are available to/from the Jubilee line.

Change for London Overground to Sydenham Rail Station

  • Surrey Quays Rail Station
  • New Cross Gate Rail Station
  • Brockley Rail Station
  • Honor Oak Park Rail Station
  • Forest Hill Rail Station
  • Sydenham Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

CANADA WATER STATION: This station has short London Overground platforms. Customers are advised to travel in the front 4 coaches and listen to on-board announcements.

SYDENHAM STATION: This station has short platforms. Customers are advised to travel in the front 8 coaches and listen to on-board announcements.

Elephant & Castle to Sydenham

Leave at 19:06 and arrive at 19:40
Journey time 34 mins
You will need to make 3 changes

Start with Northern line to London Bridge

  • Borough Underground Station
  • London Bridge 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.

LONDON BRIDGE STATION: Please note that step free interchange between the Jubilee and Northern lines is partly at street level, in both directions. Lifts are available between Northern line and Borough High Street entrance then via Borough High Street, St Thomas Street and Joiner Street to the main Underground ticket hall from where lifts are available to/from the Jubilee 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.

DARTMOUTH ROAD, SE23: Due to an emergency services incident, ROUTES 176 AND 197 are currently on diversion, missing stops from 'Horniman Museum' to 'Sydenham School' in both directions. Buses are diverted via Sydenham Hill and Kirkdale.

Change for Jubilee line to Canada Water

  • Bermondsey Underground Station
  • Canada Water Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

LONDON BRIDGE STATION: Please note that step free interchange between the Jubilee and Northern lines is partly at street level, in both directions. Lifts are available between Northern line and Borough High Street entrance then via Borough High Street, St Thomas Street and Joiner Street to the main Underground ticket hall from where lifts are available to/from the Jubilee line.

Change for London Overground to Sydenham Rail Station

  • Surrey Quays Rail Station
  • New Cross Gate Rail Station
  • Brockley Rail Station
  • Honor Oak Park Rail Station
  • Forest Hill Rail Station
  • Sydenham Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

CANADA WATER STATION: This station has short London Overground platforms. Customers are advised to travel in the front 4 coaches and listen to on-board announcements.

SYDENHAM STATION: This station has short platforms. Customers are advised to travel in the front 8 coaches and listen to on-board announcements.

Buses

Average journey time: 57 mins

Cycle

Average journey time: 41 mins

Travel ticket costs

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


Return journey: Sydenham to Elephant & Castle

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Fequently asked questions

The average journey between Elephant & Castle and Sydenham by train is 33 mins

There are Covid related travel restrictions in place at the moment, and while travel is permitted, people are asked to minimise travel and stay local as much as possible. Face masks are mandatory on public transport.

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