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Aldgate ⇄ Lewisham Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Aldgate to Lewisham is in fare zones 1&2

  1. From Aldgate take the Circle Line
  2. Leave train at Tower Hill and walk 2 mins to Tower Gateway
  3. Change at Tower Gateway to the Docklands Light Railway
  4. Leave the train at Lewisham

Number of tube stops: 15 · Journey time: Approx 49 mins

Stations on the route: Aldgate ➜ Tower Hill [walk to] Tower Gateway [change train] Shadwell ➜ Limehouse ➜ Westferry ➜ West India Quay ➜ Canary Wharf ➜ Heron Quays ➜ South Quay ➜ Crossharbour & London Arena ➜ Mudchute ➜ Island Gardens ➜ Cutty Sark ➜ Greenwich ➜ Deptford Bridge ➜ Elverson Road ➜ Lewisham

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the Circle line

Tube times for the Circle line

Alternative routes include Aldgate to Elverson Road

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Aldgate underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Lewisham station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train

Aldgate station entrance – You must use three flights of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (16 steps down +10 steps down +14 steps down)

Lewisham station exit – There’s a level access ramp between the platforms and the exit

The journey from Lewisham to Aldgate is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the DLR and Circle tube lines,

  1. From Lewisham take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Leave train at Tower Gateway and walk 3 mins to Tower Hill
  3. Change at Tower Hill to the Circle Line
  4. Leave the train at Aldgate

Number of tube stops: 15 · Journey time: Approx 52 mins

Stations on the route: Lewisham ➜ Elverson Road ➜ Deptford Bridge ➜ Greenwich ➜ Cutty Sark ➜ Island Gardens ➜ Mudchute ➜ Crossharbour & London Arena ➜ South Quay ➜ Heron Quays ➜ Canary Wharf ➜ West India Quay ➜ Westferry ➜ Limehouse ➜ Shadwell ➜ Tower Gateway [leave train] Walk 3 mins to Tower Hill [change train] Aldgate

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR and Circle

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Lewisham to Elverson Road

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Lewisham train station is not wheelchair accessible

Aldgate station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train

Lewisham station entrance – There’s a level access ramp between the entrance and the platforms

Aldgate station exit – You must use three flights of stairs between the platforms and the exit (14 steps up +10 steps up +16 steps up)

Tube fare between Aldgate and Lewisham

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 Aldgate ⇄ Lewisham 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 Aldgate ⇄ Lewisham 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 tube fares 2024, Senior tube fares 2024, Child tube fares 2024, Oyster fares 2024, Contactless fares 2024 and Travelcard fares 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 – It’s about 4⅓ miles from Lewisham to Aldgate which is too far to walk

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 tickets 2024 · OAP bus tickets 2024 · Kids bus tickets 2024

Travel by taxi – Taking a 4⅓ mile taxi journey between Lewisham station and Aldgate station will take 18-33 mins and cost between £23 and £35.50

Travel by carCar parks near Aldgate station