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Archway ⇄ Tower Gateway Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Archway to Tower Gateway is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Northern, DLR and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Bank and Shadwell

  1. From Archway take the Northern Line
  2. Change at Bank to the Docklands Light Railway
  3. Change at Shadwell to the Docklands Light Railway
  4. Leave the train at Tower Gateway

Number of tube stops: 11 · Journey time: Approx 47 mins

Stations on the route: Archway ➜ Tufnell Park ➜ Kentish Town ➜ Camden Town ➜ Euston ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Angel ➜ Old Street ➜ Moorgate ➜ Bank [change train] Bank ➜ Shadwell [change train] Shadwell ➜ Tower Gateway

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern, DLR and DLR

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Archway to Tower Hill, Archway to Aldgate and Archway to Whitechapel

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Archway tube station is not wheelchair accessible

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

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 Bank – Changing between the Central and DLR platforms involves a lift plus escalator. Changing between the W&C line and any other platform involves a lift, an escalator plus a long travelator. You must use stairs when changing trains from the Northern line to any other platform

Changing tube line at Shadwell – You must use stairs when changing between the DLR and London Overground platforms

Tower Gateway station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the exit. You can also use an escalator, or three flights of stairs (16 steps down +3 steps down +11 steps down)

The journey from Tower Gateway to Archway is in fare zones 1&2

  1. From Tower Gateway walk 2 mins to Tower Hill
  2. Change at Tower Hill to the Circle Line
  3. Change at King’s Cross St. Pancras to the Northern Line
  4. Leave the train at Archway

Number of tube stops: 10 · Journey time: Approx 48 mins

Stations on the route: Tower Gateway [walk to] Tower Hill [change train] Aldgate ➜ Liverpool Street ➜ Moorgate ➜ Barbican ➜ Farringdon ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras [change train] King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Euston ➜ Camden Town ➜ Kentish Town ➜ Tufnell Park ➜ Archway

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern, DLR and DLR

First and last train times on the Circle line

Tube times for the Circle line

Alternative routes include Tower Gateway to Tower Hill, Tower Gateway to Aldgate and Tower Gateway to Whitechapel

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Tower Gateway train station is not wheelchair accessible

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

Tower Hill station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use two flights of stairs (2x14 steps down)

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

Changing tube line at – You must use stairs when changing between the DLR and London Overground platforms

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 Tower Gateway

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 ⇄ Tower Gateway 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 ⇄ Tower Gateway 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 London Underground fares 2024, Pensioner fares 2024, Children’s fares 2024, Oyster card fares 2024, Contactless card 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 – We don’t recommend walking – the stations are 4¾ miles apart

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 fares · Senior citizen bus fares · Children’s bus fares

Travel by taxi – A 4¾ mile taxi fare between Tower Gateway train station and Archway should cost you about £23 to £35.50 and take anything from 20 to 34 mins depending on the traffic

Travel by carCar parks near Tower Gateway station