Forest Gate to Gants Hill - travel options by train and buses

Starting at: Forest Gate

• Take the TfL Rail to Ilford
• Change at Ilford Rail Station
• Take the Walk to Ilford Hill
• Change at Ilford Hill
• Take the 296 bus to Gants Hill Station / Cranbrook Rd
• Change at Gants Hill Station / Cranbrook Road

Arrive at: Gants Hill

Journey time between Forest Gate and Gants Hill averages at 20 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 Forest Gate

  • Manor Park Rail Station
  • Ilford Rail Station

Local disruptions

FOREST GATE STATION: The ticket office has reduced opening hours to protect customers and staff. Weekdays 06:10-10:10 & 15:00-19:00. Saturday 08:00-16:00. Sunday 09:30-15:40


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: Gants Hill to Forest Gate


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

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