Public transport

King’s is in zone two of London. The area is well served by public transport.

To plan your journey, use the Transport for London (TfL) Journey Planner on the right of this page.

We recommend you use public transport to get to the hospital whenever possible as there is no longer general public car parking at the hospital.

If you believe you might qualify for patient transport, please see our patient transport section to find out more.

Buses and taxis

King's is connected to a number of bus routes that run regularly, seven days a week:

35, 40, 42, 45, 68, 176 (24-hour), 185, 345 (24-hour), 468, 484, N35, N68

You can also use these routes to travel to King's from our nearest London Underground stations: Oval, Brixton and Elephant & Castle.

TfL’s Map of buses from King's College Hospital shows stops close to the hospital as well as the routes.

There are a number of local taxi firms and national taxi apps which you can use to travel to and from the hospital.

Trains

Denmark Hill

The hospital is a five-minute walk from Denmark Hill train station. The station is served by regular, direct rail links to central London at Blackfriars, Victoria and St Pancras International as well as to principal stops in south-east London such as Bromley South, Catford, Lewisham and Peckham Rye. It is also on the London Overground route with trains running between Highbury and Islington and Clapham Junction.

The station has recently been refurbished to make it easier for everyone to use, something for which King's has campaigned for several years. The station now has lifts to all four platforms, accessible toilets and a new footbridge and ticket office.

Loughborough Junction

The hospital is a 12-minute walk from Loughborough Junction, on Coldharbour Lane. The station is served by trains to London Bridge, St Pancras International, Wimbledon and Elephant & Castle. Bus routes 35, 45 and 345 run from the station to the hospital.

Accessibility

Denmark Hill station has lifts to all platforms.

Loughborough Junction has about 30 steps from the platforms. If you cannot use stairs, you can contact National Rail's Passenger Assist up to two hours before your journey to ask for assistance. Call them for free on 0800 0223720, text 60083, or download the Passenger Assistance by Transreport app. For textphone or minicom, please dial 0845 60 50 600. We are currently working with the station owner to see if this station can become step-free.

London Underground

There are no London Underground or tube stations in Denmark Hill. Travel to the nearest ones at Oval, Brixton or Elephant & Castle and complete your journey by bus (see above for routes).