Limehouse to Elephant & Castle by train

1) From Limehouse take the Docklands Light Railway
2) Change at Bank to the Northern Line
3) Leave the train at Elephant & Castle

How many stops? 5   Is it a direct train? No

Stations on the route: Limehouse → Shadwell → Bank change train Bank → London Bridge → Borough → Elephant & Castle

Journey time? Approx 22 mins   Fare zones? 1, 2

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Adult fare for zones 1-2

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Adult train fare from Limehouse to Elephant & Castle
Cash Oyster and Contactless Travelcards
Single Single Daily cap Weekly cap 1-Day Weekly Monthly Annual
Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak (contactless) Anytime Off-peak
£4.90 £2.90 £2.40 £7 £7 £35.10 £13.10 (z1-4) n/a £35.10 £134.80 £1404

Child fare for zones 1-2

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Child train fare from Limehouse to Elephant & Castle
Cash Oyster Travelcards
Single Single Daily cap 1-Day Weekly Monthly Annual
Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak Anytime Off-peak
Aged under-11 and accompanied by an adult, or with a 5-10 Zip Oyster photocard
free
Aged 11-15 with a Young Visitor Discount applied to their Oyster card
Half the adult fare
Aged 11-15 with an 11-15 Zip Oyster photocard
£2.40 £0.85 £0.75 £3.50 £1.50 £6.50 (z1-4) n/a £17.60 £67.60 £704
Aged 16-17 with a 16+ Zip Oyster photocard
£2.40 Half the adult fare £13.10 (z1-4) n/a Same as the 11-15 fare

Note: Peak and off-peak prices are based on what time your journey begins – not when it ends. For Oyster cards and contactless bank cards ‘off peak’ is outside the hours of 6.30-9.30 AM and 4-7 PM (Mon-Fri). For travelcards it’s after 9.30 AM (Mon-Fri) and all day Sat-Sun. Read more about London train fares and child train fares.

Limehouse tube station

London Underground map from Transport for London
Limehouse station
 (zone 2)

Parking near Limehouse train station

Alternative train journey to Elephant & Castle:
Westferry to Elephant & Castle, Stepney Green to Elephant & Castle or Shadwell to Elephant & Castle

 

Elephant & Castle tube station

London Underground map from Transport for London
Elephant & Castle station
 (zone 1 & 2)

Parking near Elephant & Castle train station

Alternative train route from Limehouse:
Limehouse to Kennington, Limehouse to Lambeth North or Limehouse to Borough

 

Lifts, stairs and escalators

Bank station – from the DLR platform to the Northern southbound platform you’ll have two flights of stairs (32 and 33 steps up)

Elephant & Castle station – from the Northern southbound platform to the street you’ll have one lift or three flights of stairs (21, 36 and 54 steps up) to the Railway Ticket Hall, or one lift and three flights of stairs (15 and 18 down, and 20 steps up) or four flights of stairs (15 and 18 down, and 20 and 117 steps up) to the Southbank Ticket Hall

Travel by bus, taxi or minicab

Walk to Elephant & Castle – The distance to Elephant & Castle is about three miles. It would take you around 57-63 minutes

Bus to Elephant & Castle – Single fare: £1.50 (you may have to take more than one bus); Daily cap: £4.50; Weekly cap: £21.20; 1-day travelcard: £5; Weekly travelcard: £21.20; Monthly travelcard: £81.50; Annual travelcard: £848. See our adult bus fares and child bus fares pages for more details

Black taxi to Elephant & Castle – Three miles will take about 13-25 mins depending on the traffic, and will cost £12.60 to £23

Minicab to Elephant & Castle – Here’s a list of minicab companies near Limehouse station

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