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Average journey time: 51 mins

Hornchurch to Elephant & Castle

Leave at 14:27 and arrive at 15:19
Journey time 52 mins
You will need to make 8 changes

Start with District line to Monument

  • Elm Park Underground Station
  • Dagenham East Underground Station
  • Dagenham Heathway Underground Station
  • Becontree Underground Station
  • Upney Underground Station
  • Barking Underground Station
  • East Ham Underground Station
  • Upton Park Underground Station
  • Plaistow Underground Station
  • West Ham Underground Station
  • Bromley-by-Bow Underground Station
  • Bow Road Underground Station
  • Mile End Underground Station
  • Stepney Green Underground Station
  • Whitechapel Underground Station
  • Aldgate East Underground Station
  • Tower Hill Underground Station
  • Monument 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.

Change for Walk to Bank

  • Bank

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 Northern line to Elephant & Castle

  • London Bridge Underground Station
  • Borough Underground Station
  • Elephant & Castle Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

WATERLOO & CITY LINE: No service until further notice.

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.

CAMBRIDGE ROAD: From 06:30 Saturday 10 April to 21:00 Sunday 11 April, routes 287 and 368 are on diversion due to a crane operation. Buses will miss the stops Barking Town Centre, Barking Abbey and Broadway Centre. Use the stops Barking Station, Abbey Sports Centre or Sunningdale Avenue.

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    Travel disruption notes

    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

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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.

      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

      METROPOLITAN LINE: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April, no service between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Aldgate. Use Chiltern Railways services between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Marylebone, however, please note that these services will not call at Rickmansworth this weekend (Metropolitan line trains stop as normal). Replacement buses operate.

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        Travel disruption notes

        METROPOLITAN LINE: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April, no service between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Aldgate. Use Chiltern Railways services between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Marylebone, however, please note that these services will not call at Rickmansworth this weekend (Metropolitan line trains stop as normal). Replacement buses operate.

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          Travel disruption notes

          TFL RAIL: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April, no service between Liverpool Street and Shenfield. Use Central line connections between Liverpool Street and Stratford / Newbury Park. Replacement buses operate.

          GREATER ANGLIA: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April, no service between Liverpool Street and Ingatestone / Southend Victoria / Southminster. Use Central line connections between Liverpool Street and Newbury Park. Connecting replacement buses operate between Newbury Park and Ingatestone / Southend Victoria, also between Shenfield and Ingatestone, and between Wickford and Southminster.

          METROPOLITAN LINE: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April, no service between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Aldgate. Use Chiltern Railways services between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Marylebone, however, please note that these services will not call at Rickmansworth this weekend (Metropolitan line trains stop as normal). Replacement buses operate.

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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.

            Nine Elms Lane, SW8, bus routes 156, 344, 436: Road is closed westbound due to a collision. Buses towards Battersea are on diversion and will not serve stops between St George Wharf Pier and Battersea Park Station.

            SOUTHWARK BRIDGE ROAD: From 06:00 to 22:00 on the weekends of 10-11 April and 17-18 April, route 344 is on diversion due to a crane operation. Buses towards Vauxhall will miss the stops Queen Street Place and Southwark Bridge/Bankside Pier. Use the stops Fenchurch Street or Southwark Street. Buses are diverted via London Bridge and Southwark Street.

            TFL RAIL: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April, no service between Liverpool Street and Shenfield. Use Central line connections between Liverpool Street and Stratford / Newbury Park. Replacement buses operate.

            GREATER ANGLIA: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April, no service between Liverpool Street and Ingatestone / Southend Victoria / Southminster. Use Central line connections between Liverpool Street and Newbury Park. Connecting replacement buses operate between Newbury Park and Ingatestone / Southend Victoria, also between Shenfield and Ingatestone, and between Wickford and Southminster.

            METROPOLITAN LINE: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April, no service between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Aldgate. Use Chiltern Railways services between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Marylebone, however, please note that these services will not call at Rickmansworth this weekend (Metropolitan line trains stop as normal). Replacement buses operate.

            Hornchurch to Elephant & Castle

            Leave at 14:32 and arrive at 15:22
            Journey time 50 mins
            You will need to make 4 changes

            Start with District line to Monument

            • Elm Park Underground Station
            • Dagenham East Underground Station
            • Dagenham Heathway Underground Station
            • Becontree Underground Station
            • Upney Underground Station
            • Barking Underground Station
            • East Ham Underground Station
            • Upton Park Underground Station
            • Plaistow Underground Station
            • West Ham Underground Station
            • Bromley-by-Bow Underground Station
            • Bow Road Underground Station
            • Mile End Underground Station
            • Stepney Green Underground Station
            • Whitechapel Underground Station
            • Aldgate East Underground Station
            • Tower Hill Underground Station
            • Monument 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.

            TFL RAIL: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April, no service between Liverpool Street and Shenfield. Use Central line connections between Liverpool Street and Stratford / Newbury Park. Replacement buses operate.

            GREATER ANGLIA: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April, no service between Liverpool Street and Ingatestone / Southend Victoria / Southminster. Use Central line connections between Liverpool Street and Newbury Park. Connecting replacement buses operate between Newbury Park and Ingatestone / Southend Victoria, also between Shenfield and Ingatestone, and between Wickford and Southminster.

            LONDON OVERGROUND: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April, no service between Romford and Upminster. Please use local London Buses services.

            Change for Walk to Bank

            • Bank

            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.

            CAMBRIDGE ROAD: From 06:30 Saturday 10 April to 21:00 Sunday 11 April, routes 5 169 238 366 and N15 are not serving the stop Barking Town Centre due to a crane operation. For routes 5 238 366 or N15, use the stops Barking Station or North Street. For route 169, use the stop Barking Station.

            TFL RAIL: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April, no service between Liverpool Street and Shenfield. Use Central line connections between Liverpool Street and Stratford / Newbury Park. Replacement buses operate.

            GREATER ANGLIA: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April, no service between Liverpool Street and Ingatestone / Southend Victoria / Southminster. Use Central line connections between Liverpool Street and Newbury Park. Connecting replacement buses operate between Newbury Park and Ingatestone / Southend Victoria, also between Shenfield and Ingatestone, and between Wickford and Southminster.

            LONDON OVERGROUND: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April, no service between Romford and Upminster. Please use local London Buses 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 Northern line to Elephant & Castle

            • London Bridge Underground Station
            • Borough Underground Station
            • Elephant & Castle Underground Station

            Travel disruption notes

            WATERLOO & CITY LINE: No service until further notice.

            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.

            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

            METROPOLITAN LINE: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April, no service between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Aldgate. Use Chiltern Railways services between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Marylebone, however, please note that these services will not call at Rickmansworth this weekend (Metropolitan line trains stop as normal). Replacement buses operate.

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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.

              METROPOLITAN LINE: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April, no service between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Aldgate. Use Chiltern Railways services between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Marylebone, however, please note that these services will not call at Rickmansworth this weekend (Metropolitan line trains stop as normal). Replacement buses operate.

              Hornchurch to Elephant & Castle

              Leave at 14:37 and arrive at 15:28
              Journey time 51 mins
              You will need to make 5 changes

              Start with District line to Monument

              • Elm Park Underground Station
              • Dagenham East Underground Station
              • Dagenham Heathway Underground Station
              • Becontree Underground Station
              • Upney Underground Station
              • Barking Underground Station
              • East Ham Underground Station
              • Upton Park Underground Station
              • Plaistow Underground Station
              • West Ham Underground Station
              • Bromley-by-Bow Underground Station
              • Bow Road Underground Station
              • Mile End Underground Station
              • Stepney Green Underground Station
              • Whitechapel Underground Station
              • Aldgate East Underground Station
              • Tower Hill Underground Station
              • Monument 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.

              LONDON OVERGROUND: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April, no service between Romford and Upminster. Please use local London Buses services.

              Change for Walk to Bank

              • Bank

              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.

              LONDON OVERGROUND: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April, no service between Romford and Upminster. Please use local London Buses services.

              TFL RAIL: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April, no service between Liverpool Street and Shenfield. Use Central line connections between Liverpool Street and Stratford / Newbury Park. Replacement buses operate.

              GREATER ANGLIA: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April, no service between Liverpool Street and Ingatestone / Southend Victoria / Southminster. Use Central line connections between Liverpool Street and Newbury Park. Connecting replacement buses operate between Newbury Park and Ingatestone / Southend Victoria, also between Shenfield and Ingatestone, and between Wickford and Southminster.

              Change for Northern line to Elephant & Castle

              • London Bridge Underground Station
              • Borough Underground Station
              • Elephant & Castle Underground Station

              Travel disruption notes

              WATERLOO & CITY LINE: No service until further notice.

              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.

              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.

              CAMBRIDGE ROAD: From 06:30 Saturday 10 April to 21:00 Sunday 11 April, routes 5 169 238 366 and N15 are not serving the stop Barking Town Centre due to a crane operation. For routes 5 238 366 or N15, use the stops Barking Station or North Street. For route 169, use the stop Barking Station.

              TFL RAIL: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April, no service between Liverpool Street and Shenfield. Use Central line connections between Liverpool Street and Stratford / Newbury Park. Replacement buses operate.

              GREATER ANGLIA: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April, no service between Liverpool Street and Ingatestone / Southend Victoria / Southminster. Use Central line connections between Liverpool Street and Newbury Park. Connecting replacement buses operate between Newbury Park and Ingatestone / Southend Victoria, also between Shenfield and Ingatestone, and between Wickford and Southminster.

              LONDON OVERGROUND: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April, no service between Romford and Upminster. Please use local London Buses 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

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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.

                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

                METROPOLITAN LINE: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April, no service between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Aldgate. Use Chiltern Railways services between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Marylebone, however, please note that these services will not call at Rickmansworth this weekend (Metropolitan line trains stop as normal). Replacement buses operate.

                Change for

                  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.

                  METROPOLITAN LINE: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April, no service between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Aldgate. Use Chiltern Railways services between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Marylebone, however, please note that these services will not call at Rickmansworth this weekend (Metropolitan line trains stop as normal). Replacement buses operate.

                  Buses

                  Average journey time: 2 hours 56 mins

                  Cycle

                  Average journey time: 1 hour 44 mins

                  Travel ticket costs

                  Tube tickets for a tube trip between Hornchurch and Elephant & Castle cost from £3.30 to £6.00


                  Return journey: Elephant & Castle to Hornchurch

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