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Archway ⇄ Piccadilly Circus Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Archway to Piccadilly Circus is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Northern and Piccadilly tube lines, changing trains at King’s Cross St. Pancras

  1. From Archway take the Northern Line
  2. Change at King’s Cross St. Pancras to the Piccadilly Line
  3. Leave the train at Piccadilly Circus

Number of tube stops: 10 · Journey time: Approx 31 mins

Stations on the route: Archway ➜ Tufnell Park ➜ Kentish Town ➜ Camden Town ➜ Euston ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras [change train] King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Russell Square ➜ Holborn ➜ Covent Garden ➜ Leicester Square ➜ Piccadilly Circus

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern and Piccadilly

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Archway to Leicester Square, Archway to Green Park and Archway to Charing Cross

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Archway station is not wheelchair accessible

Piccadilly Circus station is not wheelchair accessible

Archway station entrance – You must use one escalator and two flights of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (2x10 steps down), or eight flights of stairs if you want to avoid the escalator (17 steps down +3 steps down +5 steps down +4x17 steps down +20 steps down)

Changing tube line at King’s Cross St. Pancras – There’s a lift when changing between the platforms

Piccadilly Circus station exit – There are two escalators plus a flight of stairs from the platforms to the booking hall (19 steps up from the Piccadilly platforms, and 20 steps up from the Bakerloo platforms). After that you must use another two flights of stairs to the exit (4 steps up +19 steps up to the Piccadilly northside exit, 9 steps up +19 steps up to the Regent Street southside exit, 8 steps up +22 steps up to the Glasshouse Street exit, 2x13 steps up to the Coventry Street exit, and 2x12 steps up to the Lower Regent Street exit)

The journey from Piccadilly Circus to Archway is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Piccadilly, Victoria and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Green Park and

  1. From Piccadilly Circus take the Piccadilly Line
  2. Change at Green Park to the Victoria Line
  3. Change at Euston to the Northern Line
  4. Leave the train at Archway

Number of tube stops: 8 · Journey time: Approx 39 mins

Stations on the route: Piccadilly Circus ➜ Green Park [change train] Green Park ➜ Oxford Circus ➜ Warren Street ➜ Euston [change train] Euston ➜ Camden Town ➜ Kentish Town ➜ Tufnell Park ➜ Archway

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Piccadilly, Victoria and Northern

First and last train times on the Piccadilly line

Tube times for the Piccadilly line

Alternative routes include Piccadilly Circus to Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus to Green Park and Piccadilly Circus to Charing Cross

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Piccadilly Circus train station is not wheelchair accessible

Archway station is not wheelchair accessible

Piccadilly Circus station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs between the entrances and the booking hall (19 steps down +4 steps down from the Piccadilly northside entrance, 19 steps down +9 steps down from the Regent Street southside entrance, 22 steps down +8 steps down from the Glasshouse Street entrance, 2x13 steps down from the Coventry Street entrance, and 2x12 steps down from the Lower Regent Street entrance). After that there are two escalators plus another flight of stairs to the platforms (19 steps down to the Piccadilly platforms, and 20 steps down to the Bakerloo platforms)

Changing tube line at Green Park – There are two lifts and a long walk when changing platforms. If you want a shorter walk then you can use two escalators instead of the lifts

Changing tube line at Euston – Changing between the Northern northbond platform and the Victoria northbound platform is on the level. Changing between the Northern southbound platform via London Bridge, and the Victoria southbound platform, is also on the level. But you must use stairs for all other changes

Archway station exit – You must use one escalator and two flights of stairs between the platforms and the exit (2x10 steps up), or eight flights of stairs if you want to avoid the escalator (20 steps up +4x17 steps up +5 steps up +3 steps up +17 steps up)

Tube fare between Archway and Piccadilly Circus

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 Archway ⇄ Piccadilly Circus 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 Archway ⇄ Piccadilly Circus 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 tickets 2024, Senior tickets 2024, Child tickets 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 – If you wanted to walk the four mile distance it would take around 75-85 minutes

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 prices · Pensioner bus prices · Children’s bus prices

Travel by taxi – The four mile ride between Piccadilly Circus underground station and Archway station in a black cab should cost between £18 and £31 and take about 16-30 mins depending on the traffic

Travel by carCar parks near Piccadilly Circus station