Shortlands to Acton Main Line - travel options by train and buses

Starting at: Shortlands

• Take the Thameslink to Elephant & Castle, Elephant & Castle
• Change at Elephant & Castle Rail Station
• Take the Walk to Elephant & Castle Station
• Change at Elephant & Castle Underground Station
• Take the Bakerloo line to Oxford Circus
• Change at Oxford Circus Underground Station
• Take the Central line to North Acton
• Change at North Acton Underground Station
• Take the Walk to Wales Farm Road
• Change at Wales Farm Road
• Take the 266 bus or 440 bus to Acton Main Line Station
• Change at Acton Main Line Station

Arrive at: Acton Main Line

Journey time between Shortlands and Acton Main Line averages at 89 minutes


Stations passed through from Shortlands

  • Ravensbourne Rail Station
  • Beckenham Hill Rail Station
  • Bellingham Rail Station
  • Catford Rail Station
  • Crofton Park Rail Station
  • Nunhead Rail Station
  • Peckham Rye Rail Station
  • Denmark Hill Rail Station
  • Elephant & Castle Rail Station

Local disruptions

ACTON MAIN LINE STATION: The ticket office is temporarily closed to protect customers and staff. To purchase a ticket, please use the ticket machines.


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: Acton Main Line to Shortlands


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

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