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There are 6 ways to get from Covent Garden to Greenwich by train, ferry, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  17 min

  1. Take the train from London Charing Cross to Lewisham

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Line 188 bus  •  53 min

  1. Take the line 188 bus from Temple, Aldwych Drury Lane to Deptford, Creek Road Norman Road 188 / ...

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Train via London Bridge  •  20 min

  1. Take the train from London Charing Cross to London Bridge
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Greenwich

Ferry  •  35 min

  1. Take the ferry from Embankment Pier to Greenwich Pier Rb6 / ...

Taxi  •  16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Covent Garden to Greenwich 6.7 miles

Drive  •  16 min

  1. Drive from Covent Garden to Greenwich 6.7 miles

Covent Garden to Greenwich by train

The train journey time between Covent Garden and Greenwich is around 17 min and covers a distance of around 6 miles. The fastest train normally takes 15 min. Operated by South Eastern Trains Service and Thameslink, the Covent Garden to Greenwich train service departs from London Charing Cross and arrives in Lewisham. Typically 853 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
17 min
Fastest train time:
15 min
Train distance:
6 miles
Trains per week:
853
Cheapest price:
£3
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:12
Last train departs at:
23:54

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Covent Garden to Greenwich train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Covent Garden to Greenwich is to drive which costs £1 - £2 and takes 16 min.

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The fastest way to get from Covent Garden to Greenwich is to taxi which takes 16 min and costs £19 - £23.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Temple, Aldwych Drury Lane and arriving at Deptford, Creek Road Norman Road. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 53 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Embankment Pier and arriving at Greenwich Pier. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Charing Cross and arriving at Lewisham. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17 min.

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The distance between Covent Garden and Greenwich is 5 miles. The road distance is 6.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Covent Garden to Greenwich without a car is to train which takes 17 min and costs £3 - £13.

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The train from London Charing Cross to Lewisham takes 17 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Covent Garden to Greenwich bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Temple, Aldwych Drury Lane station.

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Covent Garden to Greenwich train services, operated by South Eastern Trains Service, depart from London Charing Cross station.

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Map of how to get from Covent Garden to Greenwich.
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  • Distance: 5.3 miles
  • Duration: 17 min

What companies run services between Covent Garden, Greater London, England and Greenwich, Greater London, England?

South Eastern Trains Service operates a train from London Charing Cross to Lewisham every 20 minutes. Tickets cost £3 - £13 and the journey takes 17 min. Thameslink also services this route hourly. Alternatively, London Buses operates a bus from Temple, Aldwych Drury Lane to Deptford, Creek Road Norman Road every 10 minutes. Tickets cost £2 and the journey takes 53 min.

Train operators
South Eastern Trains Service
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Charing Cross to Lewisham
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £13
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
£3 - £5
1st Class
£8 - £13
Train from London Charing Cross to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £10
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
£1 - £2
1st Class
£6 - £10
Train from London Bridge to Greenwich
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £11
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
£2 - £4
1st Class
£7 - £11
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Blackfriars to Greenwich
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£3 - £5
Train from London Bridge to Greenwich
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£3 - £4
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 Temple, Aldwych Drury Lane to Deptford, Creek Road Norman Road
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Ferry operators
Thames Clippers
Phone
+44 20 7674 2251
Website
thamesclippers.com
Ferry from Embankment Pier to Greenwich Pier
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Thames Clippers
Other operators
Taxi from Covent Garden to Greenwich
Ave. Duration
16 min
Estimated price
£19 - £23
Tranzitt
Phone
+44 203 950 8070
Website
tranzitt.co.uk
The Keen Group
Phone
+44 20 8875 4994
Website
thekeengroup.co.uk
Station Cars Surrey
Phone
+44 20 8546 5555
Website
stationcarsnetwork.co.uk
Station Cars London
Phone
+44 20 8778 7878
Website
stationcarslondon.com
One-Number Taxi
Phone
+44 871 871 8710
Website
the-london-taxi.com
Ola UK
Phone
+44 77 8745 4870
Website
olacabs.com
MyLifyt London Taxi
Phone
+44 20 7005 0090
Website
mylifyt.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 20 3633 1777
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Dial-A-Cab
Phone
+44 20 7253 5000
Website
dialacab.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab.co.uk
Celine Travel Ltd
Phone
+44 20 8050 3595
Website
celine-minicab.co.uk

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The best way to get from Covent Garden to Greenwich is to train which takes 17 min and costs £3 - £13. Alternatively, you can line 188 bus, which costs £2 and takes 53 min.

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Covent Garden to Greenwich bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Deptford, Creek Road Norman Road station.

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Covent Garden to Greenwich train services, operated by South Eastern Trains Service, arrive at Lewisham station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Covent Garden to Greenwich is 7 miles. It takes approximately 16 min to drive from Covent Garden to Greenwich.

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