Brixton’s blessed with excellent transport links, and there’s ample buses, tubes, trains and night buses making it easy to get around at any time of the day or night.
We’ve compiled this handy guide showing the first and last times of trains, and links to all the transport info you’re going to need to scoot around London.
This section covers public transport, but if you need a cab, check out our listing of taxi and minicab services in and around Brixton.
TRAVELLING BY TUBE – BRIXTON TUBE STATION [Map]
Brixton is the southern terminus of the busy Victoria line which runs from Walthamstow in NE London, passing through Finsbury Park, Kings Cross, Euston, Oxford Circus and Victoria.
Although the tube service is generally reliable, remember that some first/last trains are occasionally cancelled. Please double check with TFL website before you set out. Similarly, timetable changes can see the first/last times moving around a few minutes, so please treat this as a general guide.
FIRST/LAST TUBE TRAINS
Northbound (leaving Brixton):
First train 05:26 (Mon – Fri)
Last train 00:27 (Mon – Fri)
Southbound (leaving Oxford Circus – Brixton):
First train 05:34 (Mon – Fri)
Last train 00:30 (Mon – Fri)
24 HOUR WEEKEND SERVICE
Fact! Brixton is the ninth busiest station in London, with an average of 27,000 passengers travelling through it every day. The station also sports the world’s busiest scissors crossover!
TRAVELLING BY TRAIN – BRIXTON RAILWAY STATION [Map]
Brixton’s rail station on Atlantic Road is a bit of a hidden gem, offering a fast train service into central London, whisking you into Victoria in a mere seven minutes.
The station is situated two minutes away from the tube station (turn right and then first left up Atlantic Road. Climb the stairs to access the elevated station)..
First trains (Mon-Fri): Check the National Rail site for train times, but as a rough guide, the first train from Brixton to Victoria is usually around 05:10am and the first train from Victoria to Brixton is around 05:40am.
Last trains (Mon-Fri): The last train from Victoria to Brixton is around 23:55, while the last train leaving Brixton station is around midnight.
Please check the National Rail site for Sunday times.
TRAVELLING BY TRAIN – LOUGHBOROUGH JUNCTION [Map]
Situated half way down Coldharbour Lane betwixt Camberwell and Brixton, this station is on the handy Thameslink line.
The station offers services north to Luton via Elephant & Castle, Blackfriars, King’s Cross and West Hampstead and south to Wimbledon via Streatham and Sutton. Click here for Thameslink timetables
More rail info: National Rail.
HERNE HILL & TULSE HILL Both stations are a bit of a walk out of central Brixton, but Herne Hill station gives access to the Thameslink lines, and Tulse Hill has good connections to East London (about 30 mins to Shoreditch) via the ELL extension, changing at Peckham Rye.
TRAVELLING BY BUS – CENTRAL BRIXTON)
Brixton is served 24 hours a day by a wide selection of bus/night buses running in all directions, with most of the major routes passing outside the tube station.
Click here to see a Live Bus Arrivals map for central Brixton.
You can also download Lambeth Bus route maps from TfLs website.
- Brixton – Buses from (PDF – 0.12Mb)
- Brixton – Night buses from (PDF – 0.09Mb)
- Brixton (Acre Lane) – Buses from (PDF – 0.07Mb)
- Brixton Hill – Night buses from (PDF – 0.09Mb)
- Brixton Hill – Buses from (PDF – 0.10Mb)
- Brixton Road – Buses from (PDF – 0.09Mb)
Use the TFL Planner to plan your journey across London.
TfL Customer Services – call 0343 222 1234
Travel Information and Journey Planning enquiries for all modes of Transport (24 hours)
London Underground enquiries (08:00 – 20:00 seven days a week)
Buses enquiries (08:00 – 20:00 Monday to Friday)