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

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Average journey time: 57 mins

Elephant & Castle to West Croydon

Leave at 08:13 and arrive at 09:09
Journey time 56 mins
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 DLR to Shadwell DLR

  • Shadwell DLR Station

Travel disruption notes

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 Shadwell Rail Station

  • Shadwell Rail Station

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.

Change for London Overground to West Croydon Rail Station

  • Wapping Rail Station
  • Rotherhithe Rail Station
  • Canada Water 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
  • Penge West Rail Station
  • Anerley Rail Station
  • Norwood Junction Rail Station
  • West Croydon Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

WEST CROYDON 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.

Elephant & Castle to West Croydon

Leave at 08:29 and arrive at 09:28
Journey time 59 mins
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 DLR to Shadwell DLR

  • Shadwell DLR Station

Travel disruption notes

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 Shadwell Rail Station

  • Shadwell Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for London Overground to West Croydon Rail Station

  • Wapping Rail Station
  • Rotherhithe Rail Station
  • Canada Water 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
  • Penge West Rail Station
  • Anerley Rail Station
  • Norwood Junction Rail Station
  • West Croydon Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

WEST CROYDON 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.

Elephant & Castle to West Croydon

Leave at 08:46 and arrive at 09:43
Journey time 57 mins
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 DLR to Shadwell DLR

  • Shadwell DLR Station

Travel disruption notes

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 Shadwell Rail Station

  • Shadwell Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for London Overground to West Croydon Rail Station

  • Wapping Rail Station
  • Rotherhithe Rail Station
  • Canada Water 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
  • Penge West Rail Station
  • Anerley Rail Station
  • Norwood Junction Rail Station
  • West Croydon Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

WEST CROYDON 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.

Buses

Average journey time: 1 hour 18 mins

Cycle

Average journey time: 1 hour 03 mins

Travel ticket costs

Tube tickets for a tube trip between Elephant & Castle and West Croydon cost from £3.20 to £4.80


Return journey: West Croydon to Elephant & Castle

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