Plaistow to Elephant & Castle Rail Station - travel by train, bus and rail

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Average journey time: 36 mins

Plaistow to Elephant & Castle Rail Station

Leave at 15:51 and arrive at 16:28
Journey time 37 mins
You will need to make 5 changes

Start with Hammersmith & City line or District line to Mile End

  • West Ham Underground Station
  • Bromley-by-Bow Underground Station
  • Bow Road Underground Station
  • Mile End Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

Hammersmith and City Line: Severe delays due to train cancellations.

HAMMERSMITH & CITY LINE: Until further notice, due to staff shortages in our control room there could be short notice alterations to Hammersmith & City 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.

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 Central line to Bank

  • Bethnal Green Underground Station
  • Liverpool Street Underground Station
  • Bank Underground 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.

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.

Change for Walk to Elephant & Castle Rail Station

  • Elephant & Castle Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

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.

    BISHOPSGATE / NORTON FOLGATE: Routes 8 26 35 47 78 135 149 205 388 N8 N26 N205 diverted during the closure of Bishopsgate southbound during collaborative utility works. Routes 8 26 N8 N26 via Commercial Street, Whitechapel High Street, Aldgate High Street, Aldgate, Leadenhall Street and Cornhill. Routes 35 47 149 388 via Commercial Street, Whitechapel High Street, Aldgate High Street, Aldgate and Leadenhall Street. Routes 78 135 205 N205 via Commercial Street and Whitechapel High Street.

    Plaistow to Elephant & Castle Rail Station

    Leave at 15:54 and arrive at 16:31
    Journey time 37 mins
    You will need to make 4 changes

    Start with District line to Monument

    • 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.

    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 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.

    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.

    Change for Walk to Elephant & Castle Rail Station

    • Elephant & Castle Rail Station

    Travel disruption notes

    None known at this time

    Plaistow to Elephant & Castle Rail Station

    Leave at 15:58 and arrive at 16:34
    Journey time 36 mins
    You will need to make 4 changes

    Start with District line to Monument

    • 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.

    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 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.

    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.

    Change for Walk to Elephant & Castle Rail Station

    • Elephant & Castle Rail Station

    Travel disruption notes

    None known at this time

    Buses

    Average journey time: 1 hour 34 mins

    Cycle

    Average journey time: 48 mins

    Return journey: Elephant & Castle Rail Station to Plaistow

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