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Duration 41 min
Distance 17 miles
Average price £10
Frequency 4/hour

Trip overview

The average train between London Docklands and Purley takes 41 min and the fastest train takes 27 min. The train runs at least 4 times per hour from London Docklands to Purley. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. London Bridge
  2. Purley
42 min
£8 - £16

London Docklands to Purley train times

Trains run every 15 minutes between London Docklands and Purley. The earliest departure is at 21:42 at night, and the last departure from London Docklands is at 23:37 which arrives into Purley at 00:10. All services require a transfer at London Bridge Underground Station and take an average of 41 min. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from London Docklands station to Purley. However, there are services departing from Canary Wharf station and arriving at Purley via London Bridge. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 min.

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The distance between London Docklands and Purley is 12 miles. The road distance is 17 miles.

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London Docklands to Purley train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from London Bridge station.

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London Docklands to Purley train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at Purley station.

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There are 28981+ hotels available in Purley. Prices start at £75 per night.

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What companies run services between London Docklands and Purley?

Thameslink operates a train from London Bridge to Purley hourly. Tickets cost £7 - £9 and the journey takes 22 min. Southern also services this route every 30 minutes.
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