There are 5 ways to get from Elephant & Castle Station to Orpington by subway, train, bus, taxi or car

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Subway, train  •  30 min

  1. Take the subway from Elephant & Castle station to London Bridge station Northern
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Orpington

£8 - £19

Cheapest option

Bus, line 208 bus  •  1h 36m

  1. Take the bus from London Elephant and Castle to London Lewisham National Express / ...
  2. Take the line 208 bus from Lewisham Station to Orpington, High Street Orpington War Memorial 208 / ...

£6 - £7

3 alternative options

Train  •  44 min

  1. Take the train from Elephant & Castle to Orpington

£7 - £18

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Elephant & Castle Station to Orpington 14.2 miles

£35 - £45

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Elephant & Castle Station to Orpington 14.2 miles

£2 - £4

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The cheapest way to get from Elephant & Castle Station to Orpington is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Elephant & Castle Station to Orpington is to taxi which costs £35 - £45 and takes 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Elephant & Castle Station to Orpington. However, there are services departing from London Elephant and Castle and arriving at Orpington, High Street Orpington War Memorial via Lewisham Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 36m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Elephant & Castle and arriving at Orpington. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 44 min.

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The distance between Elephant & Castle Station and Orpington is 12 miles. The road distance is 14.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Elephant & Castle Station to Orpington without a car is to subway and train which takes 30 min and costs £8 - £20.

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It takes approximately 30 min to get from Elephant & Castle Station to Orpington, including transfers.

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Elephant & Castle Station to Orpington bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Elephant and Castle station.

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Elephant & Castle Station to Orpington train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Elephant & Castle station.

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The best way to get from Elephant & Castle Station to Orpington is to train which takes 44 min and costs £7 - £18. Alternatively, you can bus and line 208 bus, which costs £6 - £8 and takes 1h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Elephant & Castle Station to Orpington.
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  • Distance: 11.9 miles
  • Duration: 30 min

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

Thameslink operates a train from Elephant & Castle to Orpington hourly. Tickets cost £7 - £9 and the journey takes 44 min. Southeastern also services this route 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Elephant & Castle Station to Orpington via London Elephant and Castle, London Lewisham, and Lewisham Station in around 1h 36m.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Elephant & Castle station to London Bridge station
Ave. Duration
3 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Bridge to Orpington
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £17
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£6 - £9
1st Class
£11 - £17
Train from Elephant & Castle to Orpington
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£7 - £18
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£7 - £10
1st Class
£12 - £18
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Elephant & Castle to Orpington
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£7 - £9
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Elephant and Castle to London Lewisham
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
National Express
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 Lewisham Station to Orpington, High Street Orpington War Memorial
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Taxi from Elephant & Castle Station to Orpington
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
£35 - £45
Tranzitt
Phone
+44 203 950 8070
Website
tranzitt.co.uk
The Keen Group
Phone
+44 20 8875 4994
Website
thekeengroup.co.uk
One-Number Taxi
Phone
+44 871 871 8710
Website
the-london-taxi.com
Ola UK
Phone
+44 77 8745 4870
Website
olacabs.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-london.co.uk
Clapham Common Taxi Rank
Phone
+44 800 118 2494
Website
cabs.com

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Elephant & Castle Station to Orpington bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Orpington, High Street Orpington War Memorial station.

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Elephant & Castle Station to Orpington train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at Orpington station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Elephant & Castle Station to Orpington is 14 miles. It takes approximately 28 min to drive from Elephant & Castle Station to Orpington.

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