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There are 4 ways to get from Balham to Charlton by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Upper Halliford

Cheapest option

Line 131 bus, line 216 bus

  1. Take the line 131 bus from Tooting Bwy South Thames Coll to Fairfield Bus Station
  2. Take the line 216 bus from Cromwell Road Bus Station to Ashford Common, Napier Road

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Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Balham to Charlton

Drive

  1. Drive from Balham to Charlton

Balham to Charlton by train

The train journey time between Balham and Charlton is around 57 min and covers a distance of around 17 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 14 min. The fastest train normally takes 38 min. Operated by Southern Service and South Western Railway, the Balham to Charlton train service departs from Balham and arrives in Upper Halliford. Typically 255 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
42 min
Layover time:
14 min
Total time:
57 min

Train route information

Fastest train time:
38 min
Train distance:
17 miles
Trains per week:
255
Cheapest price:
£10
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:10
Last train departs at:
23:48

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Balham to Charlton train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated

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Balham → Charlton
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Charlton is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Charlton is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Charlton is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

Last updated: 17 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Balham to Charlton is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Balham to Charlton is to taxi which costs £40 - £50 and takes 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Balham to Charlton. However, there are services departing from Balham New Road and arriving at Ashford Common, Napier Road via Tooting Bwy South Thames Coll and Cromwell Road Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 52m.

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No, there is no direct train from Balham to Charlton. However, there are services departing from Balham and arriving at Upper Halliford via Clapham Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 3m.

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The distance between Balham and Charlton is 13 miles. The road distance is 16.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Balham to Charlton without a car is to train which takes 1h 3m and costs £9 - £19.

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It takes approximately 1h 3m to get from Balham to Charlton, including transfers.

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Balham to Charlton bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Tooting Bwy South Thames Coll station.

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Balham to Charlton train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Clapham Junction station.

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The best way to get from Balham to Charlton is to train which takes 1h 3m and costs £9 - £19. Alternatively, you can line 131 bus and line 216 bus, which costs £6 and takes 1h 52m.

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Map of how to get from Balham to Charlton.
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  • Distance: 13 miles
  • Duration: 1h 3m

What companies run services between Balham, England and Charlton, Surrey, England?

South Western Railway operates a train from Clapham Junction to Upper Halliford hourly. Tickets cost £7 - £14 and the journey takes 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Balham to Charlton via Tooting Broadway, Tooting Bwy South Thames Coll, Fairfield Bus Station, and Cromwell Road Bus Station in around 1h 52m.

Train operators
Bus operators
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Tooting Bwy South Thames Coll to Fairfield Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Cromwell Road Bus Station to Ashford Common, Napier Road
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Taxi from Balham to Charlton
Ave. Duration
29 min
Estimated price
£40 - £50
Clapham Common Taxi Rank
Phone
+44 800 118 2494
Website
cabs.com

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Balham to Charlton bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Ashford Common, Napier Road station.

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Balham to Charlton train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Upper Halliford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Balham to Charlton is 17 miles. It takes approximately 29 min to drive from Balham to Charlton.

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