There are 8 ways to get from Purley to Brixton by train, bus, night bus, rideshare, taxi, car or foot

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Train  •  14 min

  1. Take the train from Purley to Clapham Junction

$6 - $10

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  41 min

  1. Take the night bus from Purley Downlands Precinct to Brixton, Hollingbourne Road N68

$3

6 alternative options

Bus, line 109 bus  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Purley Hospital to West Croydon Bus Station 405 / ...
  2. Take the line 109 bus from West Croydon Station to Brixton 109

$5 - $6

Line 407 bus, train  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take the line 407 bus from Purley, Foxley Hill Road to Sutton Head Post Office 407
  2. Take the train from Sutton (London) to Loughborough Junction

$8 - $12

Rideshare  •  40 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Croydon to London 11.4 miles

$4

Taxi  •  21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Purley to Brixton 10.3 miles

$50 - $60

Drive  •  21 min

  1. Drive from Purley to Brixton 10.3 miles

$2 - $4

Walk  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Walk from Purley to Brixton 10.5 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Purley to Brixton is to night bus which costs £2 and takes 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Purley to Brixton is to train which costs £4 - £8 and takes 14 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Purley Downlands Precinct and arriving at Brixton, Hollingbourne Road. This bus operates Monday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 41 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Purley and arriving at Clapham Junction. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 14 min.

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The distance between Purley and Brixton is 9 miles. The road distance is 10.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Purley to Brixton without a car is to train which takes 14 min and costs £4 - £8.

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The train from Purley to Clapham Junction takes 14 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Purley to Brixton bus services, operated by Go Ahead London, depart from Purley Hospital station.

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

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The best way to get from Purley to Brixton is to train which takes 14 min and costs £4 - £8. Alternatively, you can bus and line 109 bus, which costs £3 - £5 and takes 1 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Purley to Brixton.
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  • Distance: 9 miles
  • Duration: 14 min

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

Southern operates a train from Purley to Brixton every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $10 and the journey takes 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Purley to Brixton via West Croydon Bus Station and West Croydon Station in around 1 h 10 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Go Ahead London
Phone
0343 222 1234
Email
communications@goaheadlondon.com​
Website
goaheadlondon.com
Bus from Purley Hospital to West Croydon Bus Station
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
goaheadlondon.com
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
Bus from Purley, Foxley Hill Road to Sutton Head Post Office
Ave. Duration
59 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 West Croydon Station to Brixton
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Night bus from Purley Downlands Precinct to Brixton, Hollingbourne Road
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Arriva London South
Phone
020 8271 0101
Website
arrivalondon.com
Bus from Purley Downlands Precinct to West Croydon Bus Station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
arrivalondon.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Croydon to London
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Purley to Brixton
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
$50 - $60
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 Brixton bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Brixton station.

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Purley to Brixton train services, operated by Southern, arrive at Clapham Junction station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Purley to Brixton is 10 miles. It takes approximately 21 min to drive from Purley to Brixton.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Purley and Brixton. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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