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Elephant & Castle ⇄ Kennington Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Elephant & Castle to Kennington is in fare zones 1&2 and it’s a direct train on the Northern tube line

  1. From Elephant & Castle take the Northern Line
  2. Leave the train at Kennington

Number of tube stops: 1 · Journey time: Approx 4 mins

Stations on the route: Elephant & Castle ➜ Kennington

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Elephant & Castle to Oval and Elephant & Castle to Vauxhall

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Elephant & Castle underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Kennington station is not wheelchair accessible

Elephant & Castle station entrance – You can use a lift between the Elephant & Castle southside entrance and the Northern line southbound platform, or a lift plus three flights of stairs to the Northern line northbound platform (9 steps down +6 steps up +20 steps down), or a lift plus three flights of stairs to the Bakerloo line platforms (20 steps down +5 steps up +18 steps down). From the Elephant & Castle northside entrance you must use a lift plus four flights of stairs to the Northern line southbound platform (20 steps down +18 steps up +5 steps down +20 steps up), or a lift plus three flights of stairs to the Northern line northbound platform (20 steps down +18 steps up +15 steps up), or a lift plus one flight of stairs to the Bakerloo line platforms (20 steps down)

Kennington station exit – You have to use one flight of stairs and a lift between the platforms and the exit (19 steps up). If you want to avoid the lift then you have to use another five flights of stairs (3 steps up +17 steps up +2x19 steps up +21 steps up)

The journey from Kennington to Elephant & Castle is in fare zones 1&2 and it’s a direct train on the Northern tube line

  1. From Kennington take the Northern Line
  2. Leave the train at Elephant & Castle

Number of tube stops: 1 · Journey time: Approx 3 mins

Stations on the route: Kennington ➜ Elephant & Castle

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Kennington to Elephant & Castle, Kennington to Oval and Kennington to Vauxhall

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Kennington train station is not wheelchair accessible

Elephant & Castle station is not wheelchair accessible

Kennington station entrance – You have to use a lift and one flight of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (19 steps down). If you want to avoid the lift then you have to use another five flights of stairs (21 steps down +2x19 steps down +17 steps down +3 steps down)

Elephant & Castle station exit – You can use a lift to the Elephant & Castle southside exit from the Northern line southbound platform, or a lift plus three flights of stairs from the Northern line northbound platform (9 steps up +6 steps down +20 steps up), or a lift plus three flights of stairs from the Bakerloo line platforms (20 steps up +5 steps down +18 steps up). To the Elephant & Castle northside exit you must use a lift plus four flights of stairs from the Northern line southbound platform (20 steps up +18 steps down +5 steps up +20 steps down), or a lift plus three flights of stairs from the Northern line northbound platform (20 steps up +18 steps down +15 steps down), or a lift plus one flight of stairs from the Bakerloo line platforms (20 steps up)

Tube fare between Elephant & Castle and Kennington

This tube journey is in Oyster zones 1-2. The cheapest fare is £2.80 off-peak (£3.40 peak) when you pay by Oyster or contactless. There’s no return fare, you just pay the same as two single tickets

Cost of tube fare from Elephant & Castle ⇄ Kennington Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares
Fare zone Cash Oyster & Contactless cards
Single fare Single fare Daily cap
Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak
Zone 1-2 fare £6.70 £3.40 £2.80 £8.50 £8.50
Travelcard prices from Elephant & Castle ⇄ Kennington Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares
Fare Zone Travelcards (Train, Bus & Tram)
One day travel­card Week travel­card Month travel­card
Anytime Off-peak
Zone 1-2 travelcard n/a n/a £42.70 £164
Zone 1-4 travelcard £15.90 n/a £61.40 £235.80
Zone 1-6 travelcard £22.60 £15.90 £78 £299
Zone 1-9 travelcard £28.50 £17 £111.30 £427.40
See our complete list of Adult train prices 2024, Senior train prices 2024, Child train prices 2024, Oyster prices 2024, Contactless prices 2024 and Travelcard prices 2024
Note: Tube journey prices are correct as of

Peak and off-peak journey times

For Oyster and contactless off-peak is outside the hours of 6.30 AM-9.30 AM and 4 PM-7 PM (Mon-Fri). For travelcards it’s any time after 9.30 AM (Mon-Fri). Weekends are always classed as off-peak. Note: Between the 8th March and 31st May 2024 TFL are running a trial called ‘Off-Peak Friday Fares’, where Fridays will be classed as off-peak all day.

The fare is based on what time your journey begins. It doesn’t matter what time your journey ends.

Other ways to make this journey

Travel on foot – The distance is approximately ½ mile which would take about 9-10 mins on foot

Travel by bus – Single fare: £1.75 (you may need more than one bus); Daily cap: £5.25; Weekly cap: £24.70; 1-day travelcard: £6; Weekly travelcard: £24.70 – Adult bus fares 2024 · OAP bus fares 2024 · Kids bus fares 2024

Travel by taxi – It’s hardly worth getting a taxi for ½ mile