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Arsenal ⇄ Farringdon Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

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

  1. From Arsenal take the Piccadilly Line
  2. Change at King’s Cross St. Pancras to the Hammersmith & City Line
  3. Leave the train at Farringdon

Number of tube stops: 4 · Journey time: Approx 20 mins

Stations on the route: Arsenal ➜ Holloway Road ➜ Caledonian Road ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras [change train] King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Farringdon

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Piccadilly and H&C

First and last train times on the Piccadilly line

Tube times for the Piccadilly line

Alternative routes include Arsenal to Barbican, Arsenal to Chancery Lane and Arsenal to St Pauls

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Arsenal train station is not wheelchair accessible

The Elizabeth line at Farringdon station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train. The Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines only have step-free access from the street to the platform, and there may be a step up or gap to the train.

Arsenal station entrance – You must use stairs between the entrance and the platforms (8 steps down +19 steps down)

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

Farringdon station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use two flights of stairs (16 steps up +12 steps up)

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

  1. From Farringdon take the Metropolitan Line
  2. Change at King’s Cross St. Pancras to the Piccadilly Line
  3. Leave the train at Arsenal

Number of tube stops: 4 · Journey time: Approx 21 mins

Stations on the route: Farringdon ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras [change train] King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Caledonian Road ➜ Holloway Road ➜ Arsenal

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Metropolitan and Piccadilly

First and last train times on the Metropolitan line

Tube times for the Metropolitan line

Alternative routes include Farringdon to Barbican, Farringdon to Chancery Lane and Farringdon to St Pauls

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

The Elizabeth line at Farringdon train station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train. The Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines only have step-free access from the street to the platform, and there may be a step up or gap to the train.

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

Farringdon 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 (12 steps down +16 steps down)

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

Arsenal station exit – You must use stairs between the platforms and the exit (19 steps up +8 steps up)

Tube fare between Arsenal and Farringdon

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 Arsenal ⇄ Farringdon 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 Arsenal ⇄ Farringdon 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 prices, Senior prices, Child prices, Oyster prices, Contactless prices and Travelcard prices
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 – The distance is roughly 2¾ miles, which will probably take around 52-58 minutes on foot

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 2024 · Senior bus prices 2024 · Child bus prices 2024

Travel by taxi – A 2¾ mile ride between Farringdon tube station and Arsenal in a black cab should cost you about £14.30 to £24.60 and take anything from 12 to 24 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Farringdon station