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There are 6 ways to get from Ilford to Bluewater by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Ilford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from Stratford DLR Station to Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station Dlr
  3. Take the train from Woolwich Arsenal to Stone Crossing

$13 - $21

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Barking to Chafford Hundred
  2. Take the bus from Chafford Hundred, Railway Station to Bluewater, Bus Station X80

Line 96 bus  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the line 96 bus from Woolwich Arsenal Station to Bluewater, Bus Station 96

Line 147 bus, line 96 bus  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the line 147 bus from Ilford Broadway to Canning Town 147
  2. Take the line 96 bus from Woolwich Arsenal Station to Bluewater, Bus Station 96

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ilford to Bluewater 18.5 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Ilford to Bluewater 18.5 miles

$4 - $6

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The cheapest way to get from Ilford to Bluewater is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ilford to Bluewater is to taxi which costs £65 - £80 and takes 26 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ilford to Bluewater. However, there are services departing from Ilford and arriving at Stone Crossing via Stratford DLR Station and Woolwich Arsenal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 54 min.

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The distance between Ilford and Bluewater is 12 miles. The road distance is 18.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Ilford to Bluewater without a car is to train which takes 1 h 54 min and costs £9 - £17.

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It takes approximately 1 h 54 min to get from Ilford to Bluewater, including transfers.

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Ilford to Bluewater train services, operated by TfL Rail, depart from Ilford station.

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The best way to get from Ilford to Bluewater is to train which takes 1 h 54 min and costs £9 - £17. Alternatively, you can line 96 bus, which costs and takes 2 h 3 min.

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Ilford to Bluewater train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at Stone Crossing station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ilford to Bluewater is 18 miles. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from Ilford to Bluewater.

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  • Distance: 11.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 54 min

What companies run services between Ilford, England and Bluewater, England?

You can take a train from Ilford to Bluewater via Stratford (London), Stratford DLR Station, Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station, Woolwich Arsenal, and Stone Crossing in around 1 h 54 min. Alternatively, Stagecoach London operates a bus from Ilford to Bluewater every 15 minutes, and the journey takes 1 h 7 min.

Train operators
TfL Rail
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Ilford to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Stratford DLR Station to Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Woolwich Arsenal to Stone Crossing
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Woolwich Arsenal to Stone Crossing
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $12
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Barking to Chafford Hundred
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
Ensign Bus
Website
ensignbus.com
Bus from Chafford Hundred, Railway Station to Bluewater, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
ensignbus.com
Stagecoach London
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Woolwich Arsenal Station to Bluewater, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Ilford Broadway to Canning Town
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Ilford to Bluewater
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
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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