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Baker Street ⇄ Highbury & Islington Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Baker Street to Highbury & Islington is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Metropolitan and Victoria tube lines, changing trains at King’s Cross St. Pancras

  1. From Baker Street take the Metropolitan Line
  2. Change at King’s Cross St. Pancras to the Victoria Line
  3. Leave the train at Highbury & Islington

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

Stations on the route: Baker Street ➜ Great Portland Street ➜ Euston Square ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras [change train] King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Highbury & Islington

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Metropolitan and Victoria

First and last train times on the Metropolitan line

Tube times for the Metropolitan line

Alternative routes include Baker Street to Caledonian Road, Baker Street to Holloway Road and Baker Street to Angel

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Baker Street underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Highbury & Islington station is not wheelchair accessible

Baker Street station entrance – There are two escalators between the entrance and the Bakerloo/​Jubilee line platforms, and three flights of stairs between the entrance and the Circle/​Metropolitan/​H&C line platforms (18 steps down +9 steps down +17 steps down). There is no lift

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

Highbury & Islington station exit – You must use two flights of stairs plus an escalator from the Victoria line platforms to the exit (2x17 steps up). If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use another five flights of stairs (7 steps up +3x17 steps up +3 steps up). But you can use a lift from the London Overground platforms to the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use two flights of stairs (2x12 steps up)

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

  1. From Highbury & Islington take the Victoria Line
  2. Change at King’s Cross St. Pancras to the Hammersmith & City Line
  3. Leave the train at Baker Street

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

Stations on the route: Highbury & Islington ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras [change train] King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Euston Square ➜ Great Portland Street ➜ Baker Street

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Victoria and H&C

First and last train times on the Victoria line

Tube times for the Victoria line

Alternative routes include Highbury & Islington to Caledonian Road, Highbury & Islington to Holloway Road and Highbury & Islington to Angel

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Highbury & Islington train station is not wheelchair accessible

Baker Street station is not wheelchair accessible

Highbury & Islington station entrance – You must use an escalator plus two flights of stairs from the entrance to the Victoria line platforms (2x17 steps down). If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use another five flights of stairs (3 steps down +3x17 steps down +7 steps down). But you can use a lift from the entrance to the London Overground platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use two flights of stairs (2x12 steps down)

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

Baker Street station exit – There are two escalators between the Bakerloo/​Jubilee line platforms and the exit, and three flights of stairs between the Circle/​Metropolitan/​H&C line platforms and the exit (17 steps up +9 steps up +18 steps up). There is no lift

Tube fare between Baker Street and Highbury & Islington

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 Baker Street ⇄ Highbury & Islington 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 Baker Street ⇄ Highbury & Islington 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
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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 Baker Street 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 tickets · OAP bus tickets · Kids bus tickets

Travel by taxi – The three mile taxi ride between Highbury & Islington station and Baker Street station should cost between £14.30 and £24.60 and take about 13-25 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Baker Street station