There are 8 ways to get from Purley to Balham (Station) by train, bus, night train, taxi, car or foot

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Recommended option

Train  •  22 min

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

$8 - $12

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Line 127 bus, line 355 bus  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the line 127 bus from Purley High Street Purley Station to Mitcham Fair Green 127
  2. Take the line 355 bus from Mitcham Fair Green to Balham 355

$3

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  53 min

  1. Take the bus from Purley, Foxley Hill Road to West Croydon Bus Station 407 / ...
  2. Take the train from West Croydon to Balham

$5 - $9

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 (Station) 8.8 miles

$40 - $55

Drive  •  18 min

  1. Drive from Purley to Balham (Station) 8.8 miles

$1 - $3

Walk  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Walk from Purley to Balham (Station) 8.7 miles

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Purley station to Balham (Station). However, there are services departing from Purley High Street Purley Station and arriving at Balham via Mitcham Fair Green. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 8 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 (Station) is 8 miles. The road distance is 8.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Purley to Balham (Station) 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 (Station), including transfers.

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Purley to Balham (Station) bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Purley High Street Purley Station.

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

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The best way to get from Purley to Balham (Station) 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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Purley to Balham (Station) bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Balham station.

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

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Map of how to get from Purley to Balham (Station).
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  • Distance: 7.6 miles
  • Duration: 22 min

What companies run services between Purley, England and Balham (Station), England?

You can take a train from Purley to Balham (Station) via Clapham Junction in around 22 min. Alternatively, London Buses operates a bus from Purley to Balham (Station) 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
Train from West Croydon to Balham
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
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
Abellio London
Phone
0207 788 8550
Email
customer.care@abellio.co.uk.
Website
abellio.co.uk
Bus from Purley, Foxley Hill Road to West Croydon Bus Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
abellio.co.uk
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Purley, Foxley Hill Road to West Croydon Bus Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
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 High Street Purley Station to Mitcham Fair Green
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Mitcham Fair Green to Balham
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Purley to Balham (Station)
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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