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

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Train  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Stratford International to Chatham

$20 - $30

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Line 86 bus, bus  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the line 86 bus from Ilford Broadway to Stratford Bus Station 86
  2. Take the bus from Stratford Bus Station to Canary Wharf, Canada Square South D8
  3. Take the bus from Canary Wharf, Canada Square North to Gillingham, Victoria Street (Gillingham Rail Station) 722

$15

4 alternative options

Line 147 bus, train  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the line 147 bus from Ilford Broadway to Canning Town 147
  2. Take the train from Woolwich Arsenal to Chatham

$18 - $24

Line 147 bus, line 96 bus, bus  •  2 h 56 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 (Bluewater Shopping Centre) 96
  3. Take the bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Chatham, Fire Station

$18 - $19

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ilford to Chatham 30.8 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from Ilford to Chatham 30.8 miles

$6 - $10

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Ilford to Chatham station. However, there are services departing from Ilford Broadway and arriving at Gillingham, Victoria Street (Gillingham Rail Station) via Stratford Bus Station and Canary Wharf, Canada Square North. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ilford to Chatham. However, there are services departing from Ilford and arriving at Chatham via Stratford DLR Station and Stratford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 2 min.

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The distance between Ilford and Chatham is 23 miles. The road distance is 30.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Ilford to Chatham without a car is to train which takes 1 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 2 min to get from Ilford to Chatham, including transfers.

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Ilford to Chatham bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Ilford Broadway station.

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Ilford to Chatham train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Stratford International station.

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The best way to get from Ilford to Chatham is to train which takes 1 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 147 bus and line 96 bus and bus, which costs and takes 2 h 56 min.

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Ilford to Chatham bus services, operated by The Kings Ferry, arrive at Gillingham, Victoria Street (Gillingham Rail Station).

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Ilford to Chatham train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Chatham station.

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Map of how to get from Ilford to Chatham.
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  • Distance: 23.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 2 min

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

Southeastern operates a train from Ilford to Chatham every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $16 - $23 and the journey takes 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ilford to Chatham via Canning Town, Canning Town DLR Station, Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station, Woolwich Arsenal Station, and Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) in around 2 h 56 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Stratford International to Chatham
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $23
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Woolwich Arsenal to Chatham
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
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
Bus from Ilford Broadway to Stratford Bus Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Stratford Bus Station to Canary Wharf, Canada Square South
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Stagecoach London
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Woolwich Arsenal Station to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Chatham, Fire Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
The Kings Ferry
Phone
+44 1634 377577
Email
sales@thekingsferry.co.uk
Website
thekingsferry.co.uk
Bus from Canary Wharf, Canada Square North to Gillingham, Victoria Street (Gillingham Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
thekingsferry.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Ilford to Chatham
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
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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Yes, the driving distance between Ilford to Chatham is 31 miles. It takes approximately 40 min to drive from Ilford to Chatham.

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