Ilford to Finchley Central - travel options by train and buses

Starting at: Ilford

• Take the TfL Rail to Liverpool Street Station
• Change at London Liverpool Street Rail Station
• Take the Central line to Bank
• Change at Bank Underground Station
• Take the Northern line to Finchley Central
• Change at Finchley Central Underground Station

Arrive at: Finchley Central

Journey time between Ilford and Finchley Central averages at 61 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 Ilford

  • Manor Park Rail Station
  • Forest Gate Rail Station
  • Maryland Rail Station
  • Stratford (London) Rail Station
  • London Liverpool Street Rail Station

Local disruptions

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: Finchley Central to Ilford


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

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