Plaistow to Balham - travel by train, bus and rail

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Average journey time: 49 mins

Plaistow to Balham

Leave at 00:08 and arrive at 00:57
Journey time 49 mins
You will need to make 4 changes

Start with District line to West Ham

  • West Ham 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.

WEST HAM STATION: West Ham station is busy between 06:00 and 08:00 on weekdays. If it is possible for you to make a small change to the time you travel, you could have a more comfortable journey and will be able to more easily ensure social distancing can be maintained. ​If you are using public transport for a legally permitted reason, the quieter times at West Ham are between 08:15 and 16:30, and after 17:30 on weekdays.

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 Jubilee line to Waterloo

  • Canning Town Underground Station
  • North Greenwich Underground Station
  • Canary Wharf Underground Station
  • Canada Water Underground Station
  • Bermondsey Underground Station
  • London Bridge Underground Station
  • Southwark Underground Station
  • Waterloo Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

WEST HAM STATION: West Ham station is busy between 06:00 and 08:00 on weekdays. If it is possible for you to make a small change to the time you travel, you could have a more comfortable journey and will be able to more easily ensure social distancing can be maintained. ​If you are using public transport for a legally permitted reason, the quieter times at West Ham are between 08:15 and 16:30, and after 17:30 on weekdays.

WATERLOO & CITY LINE: No service until further notice.

CANNON STREET, EC4: Routes 15, 17, 521, N15 and N199 are diverted (eastbound only) due to a broken-down vehicle. Buses are diverting via Queen Victoria Street and King William Street, with no service to Bus Stop MB, ‘Cannon Street Station’.

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 Balham

  • Kennington Underground Station
  • Oval Underground Station
  • Stockwell Underground Station
  • Clapham North Underground Station
  • Clapham Common Underground Station
  • Clapham South Underground Station
  • Balham Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

WATERLOO & CITY LINE: No service until further notice.

Change for Walk to Balham Rail Station

    Travel disruption notes

    None known at this time

    Plaistow to Balham

    Leave at 05:27 and arrive at 06:18
    Journey time 51 mins
    You will need to make 4 changes

    Start with Hammersmith & City line or District line to West Ham

    • West Ham Underground Station

    Travel disruption notes

    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.

    WEST HAM STATION: West Ham station is busy between 06:00 and 08:00 on weekdays. If it is possible for you to make a small change to the time you travel, you could have a more comfortable journey and will be able to more easily ensure social distancing can be maintained. ​If you are using public transport for a legally permitted reason, the quieter times at West Ham are between 08:15 and 16:30, and after 17:30 on weekdays.

    Change for Jubilee line to Waterloo

    • Canning Town Underground Station
    • North Greenwich Underground Station
    • Canary Wharf Underground Station
    • Canada Water Underground Station
    • Bermondsey Underground Station
    • London Bridge Underground Station
    • Southwark Underground Station
    • Waterloo Underground Station

    Travel disruption notes

    WEST HAM STATION: West Ham station is busy between 06:00 and 08:00 on weekdays. If it is possible for you to make a small change to the time you travel, you could have a more comfortable journey and will be able to more easily ensure social distancing can be maintained. ​If you are using public transport for a legally permitted reason, the quieter times at West Ham are between 08:15 and 16:30, and after 17:30 on weekdays.

    WATERLOO & CITY LINE: No service until further notice.

    Change for Northern line to Balham

    • Kennington Underground Station
    • Oval Underground Station
    • Stockwell Underground Station
    • Clapham North Underground Station
    • Clapham Common Underground Station
    • Clapham South Underground Station
    • Balham 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.

    Change for Walk to Balham Rail Station

      Travel disruption notes

      None known at this time

      Plaistow to Balham

      Leave at 05:36 and arrive at 06:23
      Journey time 47 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.

      CANNON STREET, EC4: Routes 15, 17, 521, N15 and N199 are diverted (eastbound only) due to a broken-down vehicle. Buses are diverting via Queen Victoria Street and King William Street, with no service to Bus Stop MB, ‘Cannon Street Station’.

      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 Balham

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

      Travel disruption notes

      WATERLOO & CITY LINE: No service until further notice.

      Change for Walk to Balham Rail Station

        Travel disruption notes

        None known at this time

        Buses

        Average journey time: 1 hour 37 mins

        Cycle

        Average journey time: 1 hour 13 mins

        Travel ticket costs

        Tube tickets for a tube trip between Plaistow and Balham cost from £1000 to £0


        Return journey: Balham to Plaistow

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        Fequently asked questions

        The average journey between Plaistow and Balham by train is 49 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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