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There are 5 ways to get from Southwark to Aylesford by bus, train, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Bus  •  1h 20m

  1. Take the bus from London Elephant and Castle to Gillingham National Express

Cheapest option

Train  •  1h 54m

  1. Take the train from London Blackfriars to Strood

3 alternative options

Train via Tonbridge  •  2h 2m

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo East to Tonbridge
  2. Take the train from Tonbridge to Aylesford

Taxi  •  47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Southwark to Aylesford 35.7 miles

Drive  •  47 min

  1. Drive from Southwark to Aylesford 35.7 miles

Southwark to Aylesford by train

The train journey time between Southwark and Aylesford is around 1h 48m and covers a distance of around 38 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 20 min. The fastest train normally takes 1h 37m. Operated by Thameslink and South Eastern Trains Service, the Southwark to Aylesford train service departs from London Blackfriars and arrives in Aylesford. Typically 175 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
1h 28m
Layover time:
20 min
Total time:
1h 48m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
1h 37m
Train distance:
38 miles
Trains per week:
175
Cheapest price:
£18
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:39
Last train departs at:
23:11

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Southwark to Aylesford train schedules

Southwark → Aylesford
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  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Aylesford is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Aylesford is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Aylesford is 1 metre.

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The most affordable way to get from Southwark to Aylesford is to drive, which costs £5 - £8 and takes 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southwark to Aylesford is to taxi which costs £180 - £230 and takes 47 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Southwark to Aylesford. However, there are services departing from London Blackfriars and arriving at Aylesford via Strood. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 54m.

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The distance between Southwark and Aylesford is 29 miles. The road distance is 35.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Southwark to Aylesford without a car is to bus which takes 1h 20m and costs £23 - £30.

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It takes approximately 1h 20m to get from Southwark to Aylesford, including transfers.

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Southwark to Aylesford train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from London Blackfriars station.

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The best way to get from Southwark to Aylesford is to bus which takes 1h 20m and costs £23 - £30. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £18 - £35 and takes 1h 54m.

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Southwark to Aylesford train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at Strood station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southwark to Aylesford is 36 miles. It takes approximately 47 min to drive from Southwark to Aylesford.

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Map of how to get from Southwark to Aylesford.
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  • Distance: 28.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 20m

What companies run services between Southwark, England and Aylesford, England?

National Express operates a bus from London Elephant and Castle to Gillingham every 4 hours. Tickets cost £4 - £7 and the journey takes 1h 10m. Alternatively, Thameslink operates a train from London Blackfriars to Strood hourly. Tickets cost £14 - £18 and the journey takes 1h 13m.

Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Blackfriars to Strood
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £18
South Eastern Trains Service
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Waterloo East to Tonbridge
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£13 - £28
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
£13 - £19
1st Class
£19 - £28
Train from Tonbridge to Aylesford
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £21
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
£9 - £13
1st Class
£15 - £21
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Elephant and Castle to Gillingham
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
National Express
Other operators
Taxi from Southwark to Aylesford
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
£180 - £230
Gipsy Hill Cabs Airport Transfers
Phone
+44 20 8659 9999
Website
gipsyhillminicabs.co.uk
Tranzitt
Phone
+44 203 950 8070
Website
tranzitt.co.uk
The Keen Group
Phone
+44 20 8875 4994
Website
thekeengroup.co.uk
Station Cars Surrey
Phone
+44 20 8546 5555
Website
stationcarsnetwork.co.uk
Station Cars London
Phone
+44 20 8778 7878
Website
stationcarslondon.com
One-Number Taxi
Phone
+44 871 871 8710
Website
the-london-taxi.com
Ola UK
Phone
+44 77 8745 4870
Website
olacabs.com
MyLifyt London Taxi
Phone
+44 20 7005 0090
Website
mylifyt.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 20 3633 1777
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Dial-A-Cab
Phone
+44 20 7253 5000
Website
dialacab.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab.co.uk
Celine Travel Ltd
Phone
+44 20 8050 3595
Website
celine-minicab.co.uk

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