There are 6 ways to get from Purley to Balham by train, bus, night train, taxi or car

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Train  •  22 min

  1. Take the train from Purley to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Balham

$7 - $12

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Line 60 bus, line 249 bus  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Take the line 60 bus from Purley Downlands Precinct to Streatham Station 60
  2. Take the line 249 bus from Streatham Station to Balham New Road 249 / ...

$3

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Line 127 bus  •  1 h

  1. Take the line 127 bus from Purley High Street Purley Station to Tooting Broadway 127

$5 - $7

Night train  •  23 min

  1. Take the night train from Purley to Balham

$5 - $8

Taxi  •  18 min

  1. Take a taxi from Purley to Balham 8.9 miles

$40 - $55

Drive  •  18 min

  1. Drive from Purley to Balham 8.9 miles

$1 - $3

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The cheapest way to get from Purley to Balham is to drive which costs £1 - £3 and takes 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Purley to Balham is to taxi which costs £30 - £40 and takes 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Purley to Balham. However, there are services departing from Purley Downlands Precinct and arriving at Balham New Road via Streatham Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 16 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Purley and arriving at Balham. The journey takes approximately 23 min.

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The distance between Purley and Balham is 8 miles. The road distance is 8.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Purley to Balham without a car is to train which takes 22 min and costs £5 - £9.

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It takes approximately 22 min to get from Purley to Balham, including transfers.

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Purley to Balham bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Purley Downlands Precinct station.

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Purley to Balham train services, operated by Southern, depart from Purley station.

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The best way to get from Purley to Balham is to train which takes 22 min and costs £5 - £9. Alternatively, you can line 127 bus, which costs £3 - £5 and takes 1 h.

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Map of how to get from Purley to Balham.
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  • Distance: 7.7 miles
  • Duration: 22 min

What companies run services between Purley, England and Balham, England?

You can take a train from Purley to Balham via Clapham Junction in around 22 min. Alternatively, London Buses operates a bus from Purley to Balham every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 56 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Purley to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Clapham Junction to Balham
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Night train from Purley to Balham
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Purley High Street Purley Station to Tooting Broadway
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Purley Downlands Precinct to Streatham Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Streatham Station to Balham New Road
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Purley to Balham
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
$40 - $55
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
United Cars
Phone
+44 1293 429429
Website
unitedcars.co.uk
Metro Cars
Phone
+44 1293 415415
Website
metro-cars.co.uk

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Purley to Balham bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Balham New Road station.

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Purley to Balham train services, operated by Southern, arrive at Balham station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Purley to Balham is 9 miles. It takes approximately 18 min to drive from Purley to Balham.

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