What is the Crossrail Elizabeth line route and how long does the journey take?

The highly-anticipated Elizabeth Line is finally set to open on the 24th May, four years after Crossrail announced the new project.

From Reading to Shenfield, the Elizabeth line – also known as Crossrail – has 41 stops and passes through popular London hotspots such as Liverpool Street and Paddington.

The new train line aims to make journeys across the capital from badly connected areas much quicker and easier, but how long does each journey take exactly?

Read more: Crossrail: Need-to-know Elizabeth Line shortcuts to cut your commute

Ahead of the opening, travel map app Citymapper has created a journey time calculator for the Elizabeth Line to show users just how quick trips across London will now be.



The launch service on the Elizabeth line

(Note: the station at Heathrow Terminal Four won’t be opening yet.).

Elizabeth Line journey times from Canary Wharf

Whitechapel

Current: 17 minutes

Elizabeth line: 4 minutes

Liverpool Street

Current: 26 minutes

Elizabeth line: 7 minutes

Farringdon

Current: 30 minutes

Elizabeth line: 9 minutes

Tottenham Court Road

Current: 27 minutes

Elizabeth line: 12 minutes

Bond Street

Current: 22 minutes

Elizabeth line: 14 minutes

Paddington

Current: 35 minutes

Elizabeth line: 17 minutes

Elizabeth Line journey times from Liverpool Street

Farringdon

Current: 10 minutes

Elizabeth line: 5 minutes

Tottenham Court Road

Current: 12 minutes

Elizabeth line: 8 minutes

Bond Street

Current: 15 minutes

Elizabeth line: 10 minutes

Paddington

Current: 22 minutes

Elizabeth line: 13 minutes

Elizabeth Line journey times from Bond Street

Paddington

Current: 15 minutes

Elizabeth line: 4 minutes

Elizabeth Line journey times from Tottenham Court Road

Bond Street

Current: 32 minutes

Elizabeth line: 5 minutes

Paddington

Current: 16 minutes

Elizabeth line: 8 minutes



The Elizabeth Line has 41 stops

Elizabeth Line journey times from Paddington

Bond Street

Current: 15 minutes

Elizabeth line: 4 minutes

Tottenham Court Road

Current: 16 minutes

Elizabeth line: 8 minutes

Farringdon

Current: 22 minutes

Elizabeth line: 8 minutes

Liverpool Street

Current: 22 minutes

Elizabeth line: 13 minutes

Whitechapel

Current: 31 minutes

Elizabeth line: 13 minutes

Canary Wharf

Current: 35 minutes

Elizabeth line: 17 minutes

Custom House

Current: 47 minutes

Elizabeth line: 20 minutes

Woolwich

Current: 22 minutes

Elizabeth line: 22 minutes

Abbey Wood

Current: 58 minutes

Elizabeth line: 29 minutes

Elizabeth Line journey times from Farringdon

Tottenham Court Road

Current: 12 minutes

Elizabeth line: 3 minutes

Bond Street

Current: 18 minutes

Elizabeth line: 5 minutes

Paddington

Current: 22 minutes

Elizabeth line: 8 minutes

Elizabeth Line journey times from Whitechapel

Liverpool Street

Current: 10 minutes

Elizabeth line: 3 minutes

Farringdon

Current: 12 minutes

Elizabeth line: 5 minutes

Tottenham Court Road

Current: 23 minutes

Elizabeth line: 8 minutes

Bond Street

Current: 23 minutes

Elizabeth line: 10 minutes

Paddington

Current: 31 minutes

Elizabeth line: 13 minutes

Elizabeth Line journey times from Abbey Wood

Woolwich

Current: 7 minutes

Elizabeth line: 6 minutes

Custom House

Current: 41 minutes

Elizabeth line: 8 minutes

Canary Wharf

Current: 35 minutes

Elizabeth line: 11 minutes

Whitechapel

Current: 52 minutes

Elizabeth line: 15 minutes

Liverpool Street

Current: 43 minutes

Elizabeth line: 18 minutes

Farringdon

Current: 41 minutes

Elizabeth line: 20 minutes

Tottenham Court Road

Current: 55 minutes

Elizabeth line: 23 minutes

Bond Street

Current: 48 minutes

Elizabeth line: 26 minutes

Paddington

Current: 58 minutes

Elizabeth line: 29 minutes

Elizabeth Line journey times from Woolwich

Custom House

Current: 28 minutes

Elizabeth line: 2 minutes

Canary Wharf

Current: 23 minutes

Elizabeth line: 5 minutes

Whitechapel

Current: 32 minutes

Elizabeth line: 9 minutes

Liverpool Street

Current: 35 minutes

Elizabeth line: 12 minutes

Farringdon

Current: 35 minutes

Elizabeth line: 14 minutes

Tottenham Court Road

Current: 41 minutes

Elizabeth line: 18 minutes

Bond Street

Current: 40 minutes

Elizabeth line: 20 minutes

Paddington

Current: 22 minutes

Elizabeth line: 22 minutes

Elizabeth Line journey times from Custom House

Canary Wharf

Current: 22 minutes

Elizabeth line: 3 minutes

Whitechapel

Current: 26 minutes

Elizabeth line: 7 minutes

Liverpool Street

Current: 34 minutes

Elizabeth line: 10 minutes

Farringdon

Current: 39 minutes

Elizabeth line: 12 minutes

Tottenham Court Road

Current: 38 minutes

Elizabeth line: 15 minutes

Bond Street

Current: 33 minutes

Elizabeth line: 18 minutes

Paddington

Current: 47 minutes

Elizabeth line: 20 minutes

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