There are 5 ways to get from Lewisham to Ilford by train, bus, taxi, car or foot

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  35 min

  1. Take the train from Lewisham DLR Station to Limehouse DLR Station Dlr
  2. Take the train from Limehouse to Barking

$8 - $12

Cheapest option

Line 108 bus, line 25 bus  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take the line 108 bus from Lewisham, Lockmead Road to Bow Church DLR 108
  2. Take the line 25 bus from Bow Church DLR to Ilford, Chapel Road 25

$3

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Lewisham to Ilford 11.3 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  21 min

  1. Drive from Lewisham to Ilford 11.3 miles

$2 - $4

Walk  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Walk from Lewisham to Ilford 9.3 miles

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

You can take a train from Lewisham to Ilford via Limehouse DLR Station and Limehouse in around 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lewisham to Ilford via Bow Church DLR in around 1 h 23 min.

Train operators
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Lewisham DLR Station to Limehouse DLR Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Limehouse to Barking
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Lewisham, Lockmead Road to Bow Church DLR
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Bow Church DLR to Ilford, Chapel Road
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Lewisham to Ilford
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Lewisham and Ilford is 12 km. The road distance is 18 km.

The cheapest way to get from Lewisham to Ilford is to line 108 bus and line 25 bus which costs £2 and takes 1 h 23 min.

The quickest way to get from Lewisham to Ilford is to taxi which takes 21 min and costs £40 - £50.

No, there is no direct train from Lewisham to Ilford. However, there are services departing from Lewisham DLR Station and arriving at Barking via Limehouse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Lewisham to Ilford. However, there are services departing from Lewisham, Lockmead Road and arriving at Ilford, Chapel Road via Bow Church DLR. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 23 min.

It takes approximately 35 min to get from Lewisham to Ilford, including transfers.