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

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Train Southern  •  27 min

  1. Take the train from Purley to London Victoria

$10 - $16

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Night bus  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take the night bus from Purley Downlands Precinct to Temple, Lancaster Place N68

$3

4 alternative options

Train Thameslink  •  28 min

  1. Take the train from Purley to London Blackfriars

$8 - $12

Rideshare  •  40 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Croydon to London 11.4 miles

$4

Taxi  •  30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Purley to Covent Garden 14 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  30 min

  1. Drive from Purley to Covent Garden 14 miles

$3 - $5

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Purley Downlands Precinct and arriving at Temple, Lancaster Place. This bus operates Monday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Purley and arriving at London Blackfriars. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 28 min.

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The distance between Purley and Covent Garden is 12 miles. The road distance is 14 miles.

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The best way to get from Purley to Covent Garden without a car is to train which takes 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 27 min to get from Purley to Covent Garden, including transfers.

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

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Purley to Covent Garden train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Purley station.

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Purley to Covent Garden bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Temple, Lancaster Place station.

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Purley to Covent Garden train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at London Blackfriars station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Purley to Covent Garden is 14 miles. It takes approximately 30 min to drive from Purley to Covent Garden.

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  • Distance: 12.2 miles
  • Duration: 27 min

What companies run services between Purley, England and Covent Garden, Greater London, England?

Southern operates a train from Purley to Covent Garden every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 22 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Night bus from Purley Downlands Precinct to Temple, Lancaster Place
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
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 Covent Garden
Ave. Duration
30 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80
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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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Purley and Covent Garden. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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