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

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Recommended option

Subway, train  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Take the subway from East Ham station to Victoria station District
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Swanley

$15 - $22

Cheapest option

Line 25 bus, train  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the line 25 bus from Ilford Broadway to City of London, City Thameslink 25
  2. Take the train from London Blackfriars to Swanley

$13 - $20

4 alternative options

Line 474 bus, line 161 bus, line 233 bus  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take the line 474 bus from Plashet, Gladstone Avenue to North Woolwich Free Ferry 474
  2. Take the line 161 bus from Woolwich, John Wilson Street Powis St to Eltham Station Sherard Road 161
  3. Take the line 233 bus from Eltham Bus Station to Swanley, Bartholomew Way Asda 233

Train, line 96 bus, bus  •  2 h 10 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 line 96 bus from Woolwich Arsenal Station to Dartford, Home Gardens 96
  4. Take the bus from Dartford, Market Street to Swanley, Bartholomew Way Asda 429

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ilford to Swanley 21.7 miles

$100 - $120

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Ilford to Swanley 21.7 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from Ilford to Swanley is to drive which costs £3 - £6 and takes 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ilford to Swanley is to taxi which costs £75 - £95 and takes 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ilford to Swanley. However, there are services departing from Plashet, Gladstone Avenue and arriving at Swanley, Bartholomew Way Asda via Woolwich, John Wilson Street Powis St and Eltham Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 49 min.

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The distance between Ilford and Swanley is 12 miles. The road distance is 21.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Ilford to Swanley without a car is to subway and train which takes 1 h 16 min and costs £11 - £17.

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It takes approximately 1 h 16 min to get from Ilford to Swanley, including transfers.

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Ilford to Swanley bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Plashet, Gladstone Avenue station.

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Ilford to Swanley bus services, operated by Go Ahead London, arrive at Swanley, Bartholomew Way Asda station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ilford to Swanley is 22 miles. It takes approximately 28 min to drive from Ilford to Swanley.

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There are 3911+ hotels available in Swanley. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ilford to Swanley.
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  • Distance: 12 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 16 min

What companies run services between Ilford, England and Swanley, Kent, England?

You can take a bus from Ilford to Swanley via North Woolwich Free Ferry, Woolwich, John Wilson Street Powis St, Eltham Station Sherard Road, and Eltham Bus Station in around 1 h 49 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Victoria to Swanley
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $17
Train from London Blackfriars to Swanley
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $17
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 London Blackfriars to Swanley
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Plashet, Gladstone Avenue to North Woolwich Free Ferry
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Woolwich, John Wilson Street Powis St to Eltham Station Sherard Road
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Ilford Broadway to City of London, City Thameslink
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 5 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 Bus Station to Swanley, Bartholomew Way Asda
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
goaheadlondon.com
Stagecoach London
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Woolwich Arsenal Station to Dartford, Home Gardens
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva Kent Thameside
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Dartford, Market Street to Swanley, Bartholomew Way Asda
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Go-Coachhire
Phone
+44 1732 469800
Email
info@go-coach.co.uk
Website
go-coach.co.uk
Bus from Dartford, Market Street to Swanley, Bartholomew Way Asda
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
go-coach.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Ilford to Swanley
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$100 - $120
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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