There are 6 ways to get from Waterloo Station to Ilford by subway, train, bus, taxi, car or rideshare

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Subway, train  •  34 min

  1. Take the subway from Waterloo station to Stratford station Jubilee
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Ilford

£5 - £6

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  58 min

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Ilford 10.5 miles

£1

4 alternative options

Bus, line 25 bus  •  1h 15m

  1. Take the bus from London Waterloo Rail Station to London Bow National Express
  2. Take the line 25 bus from Bow Church Station to Ilford, Chapel Road 25 / ...

£6 - £7

Bus  •  1h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Holborn, Procter Street to Ilford Hill N25

£2

Taxi  •  25 min

  1. Take a taxi from Waterloo Station to Ilford 10.6 miles

£28 - £35

Drive  •  25 min

  1. Drive from Waterloo Station to Ilford 10.6 miles

£1 - £3

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The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to Ilford is to rideshare which costs £1 and takes 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Waterloo Station to Ilford is to taxi which costs £28 - £35 and takes 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Waterloo Station station to Ilford. However, there are services departing from London Waterloo Rail Station and arriving at Ilford, Chapel Road via Bow Church Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Waterloo Station station to Ilford. However, there are services departing from Waterloo station and arriving at Ilford via Stratford (London). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 min.

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The distance between Waterloo Station and Ilford is 9 miles. The road distance is 10.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to Ilford without a car is to subway and train which takes 34 min and costs £4 - £7.

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It takes approximately 34 min to get from Waterloo Station to Ilford, including transfers.

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Waterloo Station to Ilford bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Waterloo Rail Station.

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Waterloo Station to Ilford train services, operated by London Underground (Tube), depart from Waterloo station.

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What companies run services between Waterloo Station, England and Ilford, England?

You can take a bus from Waterloo Station to Ilford via Bow Church Station in around 1h 15m.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Waterloo station to Stratford station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Ilford
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
TfL Rail
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 Waterloo Rail Station to London Bow
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
National Express
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Bow Church Station to Ilford, Chapel Road
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Holborn, Procter Street to Ilford Hill
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£0
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Ilford
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£1
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Waterloo Station to Ilford
Ave. Duration
25 min
Estimated price
£28 - £35
Tranzitt
Phone
+44 203 950 8070
Website
tranzitt.co.uk
The Keen Group
Phone
+44 20 8875 4994
Website
thekeengroup.co.uk
One-Number Taxi
Phone
+44 871 871 8710
Website
the-london-taxi.com
Ola UK
Phone
+44 77 8745 4870
Website
olacabs.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-london.co.uk

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Waterloo Station to Ilford bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Ilford, Chapel Road station.

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Waterloo Station to Ilford train services, operated by TfL Rail, arrive at Ilford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Waterloo Station to Ilford is 11 miles. It takes approximately 25 min to drive from Waterloo Station to Ilford.

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There are 7517+ hotels available in Ilford. Prices start at £75 per night.

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

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