Plaistow to Hackney Downs - travel by train, bus and rail

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Tube/DLR/Overground

Average journey time: 29 mins

Plaistow to Hackney Downs

Leave at 15:17 and arrive at 15:50
Journey time 33 mins
You will need to make 4 changes

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

  • West Ham Underground Station
  • Bromley-by-Bow Underground Station
  • Bow Road Underground Station
  • Mile End 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 Central line to Stratford

  • Stratford Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

NHS Co-Vid Vaccination Centre at Westfield Stratford City: You must only travel to the NHS vaccination centre, at Westfield Stratford City if you have received an appointment from the NHS. You will not be vaccinated without one and you cannot arrange one at the centre. For the centre, use Stratford station and follow the signs to the Westfield/Olympic Park exit. Outside the station, use the lift or stairs to go up to the first level and follow the signs to the vaccination centre.

STRATFORD 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. Interchange is also expected to be busy. You are advised, where possible, to avoid the station during the busiest times by taking the most direct route.

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 Hackney Central Rail Station

  • Hackney Wick Rail Station
  • Homerton Rail Station
  • Hackney Central Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

LONDON OVERGROUND: Until further notice, a reduced service operates. Two trains operate per hour between Richmond and Willesden Junction, continuing to Stratford. Six trains operate per hour between Willesden Junction and Stratford, with four of these trains an hour operating to/from Clapham Junction.

STRATFORD 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. Interchange is also expected to be busy. You are advised, where possible, to avoid the station during the busiest times by taking the most direct route.

Change for Walk to Hackney Downs Station

  • Hackney Downs Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Plaistow to Hackney Downs

Leave at 15:24 and arrive at 15:54
Journey time 30 mins
You will need to make 3 changes

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

  • West Ham Underground Station
  • Bromley-by-Bow Underground Station
  • Bow Road Underground Station
  • Mile End 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 Central line to Liverpool Street

  • Bethnal Green Underground Station
  • Liverpool Street Underground 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 Hackney Downs Rail Station

  • Bethnal Green Rail Station
  • Cambridge Heath (London) Rail Station
  • London Fields Rail Station
  • Hackney Downs Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

LONDON OVERGROUND: Until further notice, there will be a reduced service during peak times on weekday London Overground services to and from Bush Hill Park and Enfield Town. There will now be two trains per hour throughout the day in place of the standard four trains per hour peak service. The following trains will not run: Liverpool Street to Enfield Town at 06:45, 07:15, 07:45, 08:07, 08:45, 16:15, 16:45, 17:15, 17:45, 18:15 and 19:22. Enfield Town to Liverpool Street at 06:54. 07:24, 07:54, 08:24, 08:54, 09:24, 17:07, 17:37, 18:07, 18:37 and 19:07. In addition, trains at 08:00 from Liverpool Street to Cheshunt and at 08:43 from Cheshunt to Liverpool Street will not run. This is due to a shortage of staff.

Plaistow to Hackney Downs

Leave at 15:29 and arrive at 15:55
Journey time 26 mins
You will need to make 3 changes

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

  • West Ham Underground Station
  • Bromley-by-Bow Underground Station
  • Bow Road Underground Station
  • Mile End 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 Central line to Liverpool Street

  • Bethnal Green Underground Station
  • Liverpool Street Underground 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 Hackney Downs Rail Station

  • Bethnal Green Rail Station
  • Hackney Downs Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Buses

Average journey time: 1 hour 05 mins

Cycle

Average journey time: 32 mins

Travel ticket costs

Tube tickets for a tube trip between Plaistow and Hackney Downs cost from £1.60 to £5.50


Return journey: Hackney Downs to Plaistow

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Fequently asked questions

The average journey between Plaistow and Hackney Downs by train is 29 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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