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There are 5 ways to get from Woolwich to Ilford by bus, train, taxi, car or foot

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Line 474 bus  •  31 min

  1. Take the line 474 bus from North Woolwich Free Ferry to Plashet, Gladstone Avenue 474

$3

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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

Taxi  •  20 min

  1. Take a taxi from Woolwich to Ilford 11.5 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  20 min

  1. Drive from Woolwich to Ilford 11.5 miles

$2 - $4

Walk  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Walk from Woolwich to Ilford 6.8 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Woolwich to Ilford is to line 474 bus which costs £2 and takes 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Woolwich to Ilford is to taxi which costs £40 - £55 and takes 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from North Woolwich Free Ferry and arriving at Plashet, Gladstone Avenue. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 31 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 distance between Woolwich and Ilford is 5 miles. The road distance is 11.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Woolwich to Ilford without a car is to line 474 bus which takes 31 min and costs £2.

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The line 474 bus from North Woolwich Free Ferry to Plashet, Gladstone Avenue takes 31 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Woolwich to Ilford bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from North Woolwich Free Ferry station.

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Woolwich to Ilford train services, operated by Dockland Light Railway (DLR), arrive at Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station.

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The best way to get from Woolwich to Ilford is to line 474 bus which takes 31 min and costs £2. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £4 - £7 and takes 33 min.

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Map of how to get from Woolwich to Ilford.
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  • Distance: 5.3 miles
  • Duration: 31 min

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

London Buses operates a bus from Woolwich to Ilford every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Woolwich to Ilford via Stratford DLR Station and Stratford (London) in around 33 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 15 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
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from North Woolwich Free Ferry to Plashet, Gladstone Avenue
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Woolwich to Ilford
Ave. Duration
20 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
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

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Woolwich to Ilford bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Plashet, Gladstone Avenue station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Woolwich to Ilford is 12 miles. It takes approximately 20 min to drive from Woolwich to Ilford.

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