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There are 5 ways to get from Ilford (Station) to London Eye by train, subway, night bus, taxi, car or rideshare

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Recommended option

Train, subway  •  36 min

  1. Take the train from Ilford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the subway from Stratford station to Waterloo station Jubilee

£4 - £7

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  50 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Ilford to London 10 miles

£1

3 alternative options

Night bus  •  1h 6m

  1. Take the night bus from Ilford Broadway to Holborn, High Holborn N25

£4

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ilford (Station) to London Eye 9.6 miles

£50 - £60

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Ilford (Station) to London Eye 9.6 miles

£1 - £3

Ilford (Station) to London Eye by train, subway and walk

The journey time between Ilford (Station) and London Eye is around 34 min and covers a distance of around 13 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 31 min. Operated by TfL Rail and London Underground (Tube), the Ilford (Station) to London Eye service departs from Ilford and arrives in London Eye. Typically 1217 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
34 min
Fastest journey time:
31 min
Services per week:
1217
Cheapest price:
£4
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:21
Last service departs at:
23:51

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ilford (Station) to London Eye train, subway and walk schedules

Departing Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Ilford (Station) → London Eye
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Ilford (Station) to London Eye is to rideshare, which costs £1 and takes 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ilford (Station) to London Eye is to taxi which costs £50 - £60 and takes 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ilford (Station) to London Eye. However, there are services departing from Ilford Broadway and arriving at South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank via Kingsway Holborn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ilford (Station) to London Eye station. However, there are services departing from Ilford and arriving at Waterloo station via Stratford station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 min.

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The distance between Ilford (Station) and London Eye is 9 miles. The road distance is 9.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Ilford (Station) to London Eye without a car is to train and subway which takes 36 min and costs £3 - £7.

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It takes approximately 36 min to get from Ilford (Station) to London Eye, including transfers.

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Ilford (Station) to London Eye bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Ilford Broadway station.

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Ilford (Station) to London Eye train services, operated by TfL Rail, depart from Ilford station.

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Ilford (Station) to London Eye bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Holborn, High Holborn station.

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Map of how to get from Ilford (Station) to London Eye.
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  • Distance: 9 miles
  • Duration: 36 min

What companies run services between Ilford (Station), England and London Eye, England?

London Buses operates a vehicle from Ilford Broadway to Holborn, High Holborn hourly. Tickets cost £2 and the journey takes 50 min.

Train operators
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Ilford to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £3
Website
TfL Rail
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£1 - £3
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£1 - £3
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 Stratford station to Waterloo station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
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
Night bus from Ilford Broadway to Holborn, High Holborn
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Ilford to London
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£1
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Ilford (Station) to London Eye
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
£50 - £60
Twelve Transfers
Phone
+44 20 3479 5700
Website
twelvetransfers.co.uk
Longbridge Cars
Phone
+44 20 8507 7724
A to B Minicabs
Phone
+44 20 8594 9290
Stratford City Cars
Phone
+44 20 8555 5454
Website
stratfordcitycars.co.uk
Seven Fives
Phone
+44 20 8555 5555
Eurolink Cars
Phone
+44 20 8555 8888
Website
eurolinkcars.co.uk

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Ilford (Station) to London Eye train services, operated by London Underground (Tube), arrive at Waterloo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ilford (Station) to London Eye is 10 miles. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from Ilford (Station) to London Eye.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Ilford (Station) and London Eye. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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