London King's Cross Railway Station to Hackney Central - travel by train, bus and rail

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Average journey time: 48 mins

London King's Cross Railway Station to Hackney Central

Leave at 00:44 and arrive at 01:24
Journey time 40 mins
You will need to make 3 changes

Start with Hammersmith & City line to Liverpool Street

  • Farringdon Underground Station
  • Barbican Underground Station
  • Moorgate Underground Station
  • Liverpool Street 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.

NHS Co-Vid 19 Vaccination Centre at the Francis Crick Institute: You must only travel to the NHS vaccination centre 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 Francis Crick Institute, use Kings Cross St Pancras station and follow the signs to St Pancras station. Walk through St Pancras and follow the signs for the Midland Road exit.

TFL RAIL: Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 April, no service between Liverpool Street and Stratford, please use London Underground or Greater Anglia connections. The timetable for services between Stratford and Shenfield will be amended, and during peak periods fewer trains than usual will call at stations between Ilford and Gidea Park. Trains are also likely to be busier.

WHITECHAPEL ROAD, E1: Routes 25 205 N25 N205 and N253 are on diversion in both directions due to a police incident. Westbound buses are not serving stops from Whitechapel Stn / Royal London Hospital (A) to Altab Ali Park (K). Eastbound buses are not serving stop Whitechapel Stn / Royal London Hospital (B).

Change for London Overground to Hackney Downs Rail Station

  • Hackney Downs Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

TFL RAIL: Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 April, no service between Liverpool Street and Stratford, please use London Underground or Greater Anglia connections. The timetable for services between Stratford and Shenfield will be amended, and during peak periods fewer trains than usual will call at stations between Ilford and Gidea Park. Trains are also likely to be busier.

Change for Walk to Hackney Central Station

    Travel disruption notes

    None known at this time

    London King's Cross Railway Station to Hackney Central

    Leave at 05:06 and arrive at 06:06
    Journey time 01:00
    You will need to make 3 changes

    Start with Circle line to Baker Street

    • Euston Square Underground Station
    • Great Portland Street Underground Station
    • Baker Street 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 Co-Vid 19 Vaccination Centre at the Francis Crick Institute: You must only travel to the NHS vaccination centre 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 Francis Crick Institute, use Kings Cross St Pancras station and follow the signs to St Pancras station. Walk through St Pancras and follow the signs for the Midland Road exit.

    Change for Jubilee line to Stratford

    • Bond Street Underground Station
    • Green Park Underground Station
    • Westminster Underground Station
    • Waterloo Underground Station
    • Southwark Underground Station
    • London Bridge Underground Station
    • Bermondsey Underground Station
    • Canada Water Underground Station
    • Canary Wharf Underground Station
    • North Greenwich Underground Station
    • Canning Town Underground Station
    • West Ham Underground Station
    • 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.

    TFL RAIL: Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 April, no service between Liverpool Street and Stratford, please use London Underground or Greater Anglia connections. The timetable for services between Stratford and Shenfield will be amended, and during peak periods fewer trains than usual will call at stations between Ilford and Gidea Park. Trains are also likely to be busier.

    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 Friday 14 May, a reduced weekday service operates between Richmond and Stratford. 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.

    TFL RAIL: Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 April, no service between Liverpool Street and Stratford, please use London Underground or Greater Anglia connections. The timetable for services between Stratford and Shenfield will be amended, and during peak periods fewer trains than usual will call at stations between Ilford and Gidea Park. Trains are also likely to be busier.

    London King's Cross Railway Station to Hackney Central

    Leave at 05:24 and arrive at 06:08
    Journey time 44 mins
    You will need to make 3 changes

    Start with Circle line or Hammersmith & City line to Liverpool Street

    • Farringdon Underground Station
    • Barbican Underground Station
    • Moorgate Underground Station
    • Liverpool Street 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 Co-Vid 19 Vaccination Centre at the Francis Crick Institute: You must only travel to the NHS vaccination centre 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 Francis Crick Institute, use Kings Cross St Pancras station and follow the signs to St Pancras station. Walk through St Pancras and follow the signs for the Midland Road exit.

    TFL RAIL: Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 April, no service between Liverpool Street and Stratford, please use London Underground or Greater Anglia connections. The timetable for services between Stratford and Shenfield will be amended, and during peak periods fewer trains than usual will call at stations between Ilford and Gidea Park. Trains are also likely to be busier.

    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 Friday 14 May, we will temporarily be running 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.

    TFL RAIL: Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 April, no service between Liverpool Street and Stratford, please use London Underground or Greater Anglia connections. The timetable for services between Stratford and Shenfield will be amended, and during peak periods fewer trains than usual will call at stations between Ilford and Gidea Park. Trains are also likely to be busier.

    Change for Walk to Hackney Central Station

      Travel disruption notes

      None known at this time

      Buses

      Average journey time: 25 mins

      Cycle

      Average journey time: 26 mins

      Return journey: Hackney Central to London King's Cross Railway Station


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