East Croydon to Ilford - travel options by train and buses

Starting at: East Croydon

• Take the Thameslink to London Bridge
• Change at London Bridge Rail Station
• Take the Jubilee line to Stratford
• Change at Stratford Underground Station
• Take the TfL Rail to Ilford
• Change at Ilford Rail Station

Arrive at: Ilford

Journey time between East Croydon and Ilford averages at 55 minutes


Travel Disruptions

Ilford Station: The station entrance on York Road will be open between 06:00 - 10:00 and 15:00 - 19:00 only. At all other times please use the main entrance on Ilford Hill.



Stations passed through from East Croydon

  • London Bridge Rail Station

Local disruptions

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.

EAST 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. 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.

ILFORD STATION: The ticket office has reduced opening hours to protect customers and staff. Weekdays 06:10-20:00. Saturday 08:00-18:00. Sunday 08:30-18:00

Ilford Station: The station entrance on York Road will be open between 06:00 - 10:00 and 15:00 - 19:00 only. At all other times please use the main entrance on Ilford Hill.

ILFORD STATION: From Wednesday 29 January until late 2020, the Cranbrook Road entrance will be closed whilst a new station entrance is built. A temporary entrance will open in Ilford Hill and the existing York Mews entrance will open throughout the day.


Ticket price information

Fares between two stations may vary depending on the direction of travel, time of day and day of the week.

We charge higher fares at the busiest times of the day (usually between 06:30 and 09:30, and between 16:00 and 19:00, Monday to Friday).

When you pay as you go, you must touch your contactless or Oyster card on a yellow reader at the start and end of your journey.

Some journeys are charged via Zone 1 regardless of the route taken.

If your journey avoids Zone 1 and you see a pink card reader when changing trains, touch your contactless or Oyster card on it to pay the right fare.


Return journey: Ilford to East Croydon


Note, the results are provided by TfL Open Data, but you should check before travelling in case of disruptions.

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