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Arsenal ⇄ Great Portland St Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Arsenal to Great Portland Street is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Piccadilly and Metropolitan 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 Metropolitan Line
  3. Leave the train at Great Portland Street

Number of tube stops: 5 · Journey time: Approx 23 mins

Stations on the route: Arsenal ➜ Holloway Road ➜ Caledonian Road ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras [change train] King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Euston Square ➜ Great Portland Street

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Piccadilly and Metropolitan

First and last train times on the Piccadilly line

Tube times for the Piccadilly line

Alternative routes include Arsenal to Regents Park, Arsenal to Warren Street and Arsenal to Goodge Street

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Arsenal underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Great Portland Street station is not wheelchair accessible

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

Great Portland Street station exit – You must use three flights of stairs between the westbound platform and the exit (6 steps up +16 steps up +19 steps up), and four flights from the eastbound platform (5 steps up +6 steps up +12 steps up +19 steps up)

The journey from Great Portland Street 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 Great Portland Street 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: 5 · Journey time: Approx 21 mins

Stations on the route: Great Portland Street ➜ Euston Square ➜ 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 Great Portland Street to Regents Park, Great Portland Street to Warren Street and Great Portland Street to Goodge Street

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Great Portland Street train station is not wheelchair accessible

Arsenal station is not wheelchair accessible

Great Portland Street station entrance – You must use three flights of stairs between the entrance and the westbound platform (19 steps down +16 steps down +6 steps down), and four flights to the eastbound platform (19 steps down +12 steps down +6 steps down +5 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 Great Portland Street

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 ⇄ Great Portland St 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 ⇄ Great Portland St 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, Senior tickets, Child tickets, Oyster fares, Contactless fares and Travelcard fares
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 to Arsenal is about three miles. It would take you around 57-63 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 fares · OAP bus fares · Kids bus fares

Travel by taxi – The three mile taxi ride between Great Portland Street station and Arsenal station should cost between £14.30 and £24.60 and take about 13-25 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Great Portland Street station