Willesden Green Commuters Guide

Willesden Green Commuters Guide

Thinking of buying or renting property in Willesden Green? Take a look at our Commuters Guide to find out everything you need to know about travelling in and around Willesden Green.

Located just far enough away from the centre of the capital to offer a more relaxed way of life, while still providing strong transport connections, Willesden Green remains a great place to set up home. The lower house and rental prices along with the variety of transport options available, ensure that the area remains highly sought after. Tube, rail, buses and cycling routes are all available, while those travelling into London can connect to Euston and St Pancras in no time at all.

TUBE AND RAIL

Willesden Green has its own Underground Station which sits in-between Dollis Hill and Kilburn tube stations. Located on Walm Lane, the station serves the Jubilee Line in zones 2 and 3, making it easy to get into and out of London.

Commuters travelling from Willesden Green station can expect the average journey times to be:

  • Just under 30 minutes to reach St Pancras or Euston
  • Around 15 minutes to reach Central London (Baker Street)

The station is only a short walk away from the main high street, which is the area’s main shopping hub. It’s where locals will find boutique and name brand retail outlets, along with a wide variety of restaurants and bars.

The nearest mainline station is Brondesbury Park, which connects commuters to Richmond in the west of the capital, Clapham Junction close to central London, and Stratford in the east of the city.

To get full details of tube and rail options in Willesden Green visit the TFL website.

BUS

There are plenty of bus routes available in Willesden Green that allow you to commute into work around the capital.

Commuters travelling into London can use the following routes from Willesden Green tube station:

  • St Pancras: 266/460 to Sheldon Rd – 189 to Baker St - 205/30 to St Pancras – approx. 90 mins
  • Euston: 266/460 to Sheldon Rd - 16/332 to Edgware Rd - 18 to Euston – approx. 70 mins

The three main local bus routes travelling from Willesden Green station are:

  • 260: Runs to Acton and Shepherd’s Bush Station
  • 266: Runs to Acton and Brent Cross
  • 460: Runs to Finchley and North Finchley

The fastest and most direct route into London is via tube, which takes a fraction of the time. However, if the above routes travel directly to your destination it may prove to be more efficient. Visit the TFL website to see more details.

CYCLING

Anyone working locally and planning on cycling into work will want to be aware of the nearest cycling routes in Willesden Green.

The Quietway 3 runs for 3km through Gladstone Park, onto Willesden Green station, before connecting to Park Avenue and heading towards Kilburn station.

A new 5km route is soon to be opened which will link Wembley, Stonebridge Park and Willesden Junction and will be the first major cycling route in northwest London.

You can plan your route in the local area by visiting Cyclestreets.

DRIVING

Willesden Green is not located in the congestion zone, but anyone planning on travelling into London should be aware of the zone boundary to ensure payment is not missed. You can see full details of the congestion zone here.

Depending on traffic, drive times into the capital will vary:

  • Euston/London – between 30-40 minutes
  • Central London – between 25-30 minutes

There is usually heavy traffic congestion on weekdays before 9am, so take this into account before setting off on your journey. Public transport may be a more time efficient alternative.

Drivers should also be aware of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) which came into effect from April 2019. It operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (except Christmas Day). The zone is designed to reduce pollution in London and will expand further from 25 October 2021. You can see the full boundaries of the zone by doing a postcode search.

If you do plan on driving, you will most likely need a parking permit from the local council.. Currently, up to three permits per household are allowed, with a maximum length of 24 months. You can apply if you live in a controlled parking zone, with prices based on vehicle emissions and the number of vehicles per household. For more information about car parking permits in Willesden Green, visit Brent Council’s website

There’s also a wide selection of local taxi and minicab firms in Willesden Green and you can always use app-based services such as Bolt, Uber and Addison Lee.

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