There are 5 ways to get from Croydon to Forest Gate by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  50 min

  1. Take the train from East Croydon to Farringdon
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Forest Gate

£13 - £17

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Line 468 bus, line 133 bus  •  1h 46m

  1. Take the line 468 bus from Broad Green, Hogarth Crescent to Elephant & Castle, E & C Newington Causeway 468
  2. Take the line 133 bus from Elephant & Castle, E & C Newington Causeway to Liverpool Street Station 133 / ...

£4 - £6

3 alternative options

Train via Clapham Junction  •  1h 49m

  1. Take the train from West Croydon to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Stratford (London)

Taxi  •  34 min

  1. Take a taxi from Croydon to Forest Gate 15.7 miles

£40 - £50

Drive  •  34 min

  1. Drive from Croydon to Forest Gate 15.7 miles

£2 - £4

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The cheapest way to get from Croydon to Forest Gate is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Croydon to Forest Gate is to taxi which costs £40 - £50 and takes 34 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Croydon to Forest Gate. However, there are services departing from East Croydon and arriving at Forest Gate via Farringdon station and London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 50 min.

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The distance between Croydon and Forest Gate is 13 miles. The road distance is 15.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Croydon to Forest Gate without a car is to train which takes 50 min and costs £12 - £17.

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It takes approximately 50 min to get from Croydon to Forest Gate, including transfers.

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Croydon to Forest Gate train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from East Croydon station.

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The best way to get from Croydon to Forest Gate is to train which takes 50 min and costs £12 - £17. Alternatively, you can line 468 bus and line 133 bus, which costs £3 - £6 and takes 1h 46m.

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Croydon to Forest Gate train services, operated by TfL Rail, arrive at Forest Gate station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Croydon to Forest Gate is 16 miles. It takes approximately 34 min to drive from Croydon to Forest Gate.

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  • Distance: 12.8 miles
  • Duration: 50 min

What companies run services between Croydon, England and Forest Gate, Greater London, England?

You can take a train from Croydon to Forest Gate via Farringdon, Farringdon station, Liverpool Street station, and London Liverpool Street in around 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Croydon to Forest Gate via Elephant & Castle, E & C Newington Causeway, Liverpool Street Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 1h 46m.

Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from East Croydon to Farringdon
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£6 - £8
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Forest Gate
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
TfL Rail
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from West Croydon to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £8
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£4 - £7
Anytime 1st Class
£6 - £8
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Clapham Junction to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
London Overground
Bus operators
London Buses
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Broad Green, Hogarth Crescent to Elephant & Castle, E & C Newington Causeway
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Elephant & Castle, E & C Newington Causeway to Liverpool Street Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£0
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Taxi from Croydon to Forest Gate
Ave. Duration
34 min
Estimated price
£40 - £50
Croydon Local Taxis
Phone
+44 20 8681 3333
Croydon Cars MiniCab Taxi Service
Phone
+44 20 8686 4000
Website
croydoncar.co.uk
Cabhoo Minicabs Service
Phone
+44 20 8686 4545
Website
cabhoo.co.uk

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