There are 5 ways to get from Eltham to Orpington by bus, train, taxi or car

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Line 161 bus, line 61 bus  •  39 min

  1. Take the line 161 bus from Eltham Church Court Yard to Chislehurst War Memorial 161
  2. Take the line 61 bus from Chislehurst, Royal Parade (BR7) to Orpington, Walnuts Centre 61

$6

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Train  •  48 min

  1. Take the train from Eltham to Lewisham
  2. Take the train from Lewisham to Orpington

$13 - $19

Line 233 bus, bus  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Take the line 233 bus from Eltham Church Well Hall Road to Swanley, Bartholomew Way Asda 233
  2. Take the bus from Swanley, Bartholomew Way Asda to Orpington, High Street Orpington War Memorial 477|Shoppers Heaven

$8

Taxi  •  12 min

  1. Take a taxi from Eltham to Orpington 6.5 miles

$30 - $40

Drive  •  12 min

  1. Drive from Eltham to Orpington 6.5 miles

$1 - $2

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The cheapest way to get from Eltham to Orpington is to drive which costs £1 - £2 and takes 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Eltham to Orpington is to taxi which costs £25 - £30 and takes 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Eltham to Orpington. However, there are services departing from Eltham Church Court Yard and arriving at Orpington, Walnuts Centre via Chislehurst, Royal Parade (BR7). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Eltham to Orpington. However, there are services departing from Eltham and arriving at Orpington via Lewisham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 48 min.

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The distance between Eltham and Orpington is 6 miles. The road distance is 6.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Eltham to Orpington without a car is to line 161 bus and line 61 bus which takes 39 min and costs £5.

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It takes approximately 39 min to get from Eltham to Orpington, including transfers.

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Eltham to Orpington bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Eltham Church Court Yard station.

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Eltham to Orpington train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Eltham station.

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The best way to get from Eltham to Orpington is to line 161 bus and line 61 bus which takes 39 min and costs £5. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £9 - £15 and takes 48 min.

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  • Distance: 5.6 miles
  • Duration: 39 min

What companies run services between Eltham, England and Orpington, England?

You can take a bus from Eltham to Orpington via Chislehurst War Memorial and Chislehurst, Royal Parade (BR7) in around 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Eltham to Orpington via Lewisham in around 48 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Eltham to Lewisham
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $9
Train from Lewisham to Orpington
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $11
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Eltham Church Court Yard to Chislehurst War Memorial
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Chislehurst, Royal Parade (BR7) to Orpington, Walnuts Centre
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Go Ahead London
Phone
0343 222 1234
Email
communications@goaheadlondon.com​
Website
goaheadlondon.com
Bus from Eltham Church Well Hall Road to Swanley, Bartholomew Way Asda
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
goaheadlondon.com
Arriva Kent Thameside
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Swanley, Bartholomew Way Asda to Orpington, High Street Orpington War Memorial
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Eltham to Orpington
Ave. Duration
12 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk

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Eltham to Orpington bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Orpington, Walnuts Centre station.

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Eltham to Orpington train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Orpington station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Eltham to Orpington is 7 miles. It takes approximately 12 min to drive from Eltham to Orpington.

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