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There are 4 ways to get from Elephant & Castle Station to Charlton by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Upper Halliford

Cheapest option

Bus, line 131 bus, line 216 bus

  1. Take the bus from Elephant & Castle Station to Collier's Wood, Colliers Wood
  2. Take the line 131 bus from Collier's Wood, Colliers Wood to Fairfield Bus Station
  3. 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 Elephant & Castle Station to Charlton

Drive

  1. Drive from Elephant & Castle Station to Charlton

Elephant & Castle Station to Charlton by bus

The bus journey time between Elephant & Castle Station and Charlton is around 1h 46m and covers a distance of around 22 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 17 min. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 40m. Operated by London Buses, the Elephant & Castle Station to Charlton bus service departs from Elephant & Castle Station and arrives in Ashford Common, Napier Road. Typically 16 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
1h 28m
Layover time:
17 min
Total time:
1h 46m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
1h 40m
Bus distance:
22 miles
Buses per week:
16
Cheapest price:
£4
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
05:09
Last bus departs at:
05:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Elephant & Castle Station to Charlton bus schedules

Elephant & Castle Station → Charlton
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
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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: 14 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Elephant & Castle Station to Charlton is to bus and line 131 bus and line 216 bus which costs £4 and takes 2h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Elephant & Castle Station to Charlton is to taxi which costs £100 - £120 and takes 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Elephant & Castle Station station to Charlton. However, there are services departing from Elephant & Castle Station and arriving at Ashford Common, Napier Road via Collier's Wood, Colliers Wood and Cromwell Road Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 8m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Waterloo and arriving at Upper Halliford. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 48 min.

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The distance between Elephant & Castle Station and Charlton is 16 miles. The road distance is 19 miles.

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The best way to get from Elephant & Castle Station to Charlton without a car is to train which takes 1h 8m and costs £8 - £18.

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The train from London Waterloo to Upper Halliford takes 48 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Elephant & Castle Station to Charlton bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Elephant & Castle Station.

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Elephant & Castle Station to Charlton train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from London Waterloo station.

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The best way to get from Elephant & Castle Station to Charlton is to train which takes 1h 8m and costs £8 - £18. Alternatively, you can bus and line 131 bus and line 216 bus, which costs £4 and takes 2h 8m.

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Map of how to get from Elephant & Castle Station to Charlton.
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  • Distance: 16 miles
  • Duration: 1h 8m

What companies run services between Elephant & Castle Station, England and Charlton, Surrey, England?

South Western Railway operates a train from London Waterloo to Upper Halliford hourly. Tickets cost £8 - £18 and the journey takes 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Elephant & Castle Station to Charlton via Collier's Wood, Colliers Wood, Fairfield Bus Station, and Cromwell Road Bus Station in around 2h 8m.

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).

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Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Elephant & Castle Station to Collier's Wood, Colliers Wood
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Collier's Wood, Colliers Wood to Fairfield Bus Station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£0
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Cromwell Road Bus Station to Ashford Common, Napier Road
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Taxi from Elephant & Castle Station to Charlton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Estimated price
£100 - £120
Gipsy Hill Cabs Airport Transfers
Phone
+44 20 8659 9999
Website
gipsyhillminicabs.co.uk
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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Elephant & Castle Station to Charlton bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Ashford Common, Napier Road station.

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Elephant & Castle Station to Charlton train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Upper Halliford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Elephant & Castle Station to Charlton is 19 miles. It takes approximately 35 min to drive from Elephant & Castle Station to Charlton.

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