There are 4 ways to get from Woolwich to Ilford by train, bus, car ferry, car or foot

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

Train  •  33 min

  1. Take the train from Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station to Stratford DLR Station Dlr
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Ilford

$6 - $9

Cheapest option

Line 474 bus  •  41 min

  1. Take the line 474 bus from Silvertown, Pontoon Dock to Plashet, Gladstone Avenue 474

$3

2 alternative options

Woolwich Ferry, drive  •  26 min

  1. Take the Woolwich Ferry from Woolwich Ferry South Pier to North Woolwich, Woolwich Ferry North Pier
  2. Drive from North Woolwich, Woolwich Ferry North Pier to Ilford

$6 - $9

Walk  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Walk from Woolwich to Ilford 6.8 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Woolwich to Ilford is to line 474 bus which costs £2 and takes 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Woolwich to Ilford is to Woolwich Ferry and drive which costs £4 - £8 and takes 26 min.

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The distance between Woolwich and Ilford is 5 miles.

It takes approximately 33 min to get from Woolwich to Ilford, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Silvertown, Pontoon Dock and arriving at Plashet, Gladstone Avenue. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 41 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Woolwich station to Ilford. However, there are services departing from Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station and arriving at Ilford via Stratford (London). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 min.

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The best way to get from Woolwich to Ilford without a car is to train which takes 33 min and costs £4 - £7.

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Map of how to get from Woolwich to Ilford.
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  • Distance: 5.3 miles
  • Duration: 33 min

What companies run services between Woolwich, England and Ilford, England?

You can take a train from Woolwich to Ilford via Stratford DLR Station and Stratford (London) in around 33 min. Alternatively, London Buses operates a bus from Woolwich to Ilford every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 41 min.

Train operators
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station to Stratford DLR Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
TfL Rail
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Ilford
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Ilford
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Day Single
$2 - $4
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Silvertown, Pontoon Dock to Plashet, Gladstone Avenue
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Ferry operators
London River Services
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Car ferry from Woolwich Ferry South Pier to North Woolwich, Woolwich Ferry North Pier
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk

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