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Balham ⇄ Bayswater Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Balham to Bayswater is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Northern, Victoria and Circle tube lines, changing trains at Stockwell and Victoria

  1. From Balham take the Northern Line
  2. Change at Stockwell to the Victoria Line
  3. Change at Victoria to the Circle Line
  4. Leave the train at Bayswater

Number of tube stops: 13 · Journey time: Approx 48 mins

Stations on the route: Balham ➜ Clapham South ➜ Clapham Common ➜ Clapham North ➜ Stockwell [change train] Stockwell ➜ Vauxhall ➜ Pimlico ➜ Victoria [change train] Victoria ➜ Sloane Square ➜ South Kensington ➜ Gloucester Road ➜ High Street Kensington ➜ Notting Hill Gate ➜ Bayswater

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern, Victoria and Circle

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Balham to Queensway, Balham to Lancaster Gate and Balham to Royal Oak

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Balham train station is not wheelchair accessible

Bayswater station is not wheelchair accessible

Balham station entrance – You must use three flights of stairs between the Chestnut Grove entrance and the booking hall (7 steps down +14 steps down +11 steps down), or 5 steps down +14 steps down +11 steps down between the Balham High Road West entrance and the booking hall, or 21 steps down +10 steps down between the Balham High Road East entrance and the booking hall, plus another escalator or three flights of stairs from the booking hall to the platforms (2x3 steps down +16 steps down)

Changing tube line at Stockwell – Changing between the Northern northbound and Victoria northbound, or the Northern southbound and Victoria southbound, is on the level, but you must use stairs for all other platform changes

Changing tube line at Victoria – You can use a lift when changing between the Circle/​District/​Victoria/​National Rail platforms

Bayswater station exit – You must use two flights of stairs between the platforms and the exit (25 steps up +5 steps up). There is no lift

The journey from Bayswater to Balham is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Circle, Victoria and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Victoria and

  1. From Bayswater take the Circle Line
  2. Change at Victoria to the Victoria Line
  3. Change at Stockwell to the Northern Line
  4. Leave the train at Balham

Number of tube stops: 13 · Journey time: Approx 48 mins

Stations on the route: Bayswater ➜ Notting Hill Gate ➜ High Street Kensington ➜ Gloucester Road ➜ South Kensington ➜ Sloane Square ➜ Victoria [change train] Victoria ➜ Pimlico ➜ Vauxhall ➜ Stockwell [change train] Stockwell ➜ Clapham North ➜ Clapham Common ➜ Clapham South ➜ Balham

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Circle, Victoria and Northern

First and last train times on the Circle line

Tube times for the Circle line

Alternative routes include Bayswater to Queensway, Bayswater to Lancaster Gate and Bayswater to Royal Oak

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Bayswater train station is not wheelchair accessible

Balham station is not wheelchair accessible

Bayswater station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (5 steps down +25 steps down). There is no lift

Changing tube line at Victoria – You can use a lift when changing between the Circle/​District/​Victoria/​National Rail platforms

Changing tube line at Stockwell – Changing between the Northern northbound and Victoria northbound, or the Northern southbound and Victoria southbound, is on the level, but you must use stairs for all other platform changes

Balham station exit – You must use an escalator or three flights of stairs from the platforms to the booking hall (16 steps up +2x3 steps up), plus another three flights of stairs between the booking hall and the Chestnut Grove exit (11 steps up +14 steps up +7 steps up), or 11 steps up +14 steps up +5 steps up between the booking hall and the Balham High Road West exit, or 10 steps up +21 steps up between the booking hall and the Balham High Road East exit

Tube fare between Balham and Bayswater

This tube journey is in Oyster zones 1-3. The cheapest fare is £3 off-peak (£3.70 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 Balham ⇄ Bayswater 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 1-3 fare £6.70 £3.70 £3 £10 £10
Travelcard prices from Balham ⇄ Bayswater Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares
Fare Zone Travelcards (Train, Bus & Tram)
One day travel­card Week travel­card Month travel­card
Anytime Off-peak
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 train prices, Senior train prices, Child train 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 from Bayswater to Balham is about 5¼ miles, so we don’t recommend walking

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 · Senior bus tickets · Child bus tickets

Travel by taxi – A 5¼ miles taxi journey between Bayswater tube station and Balham should cost approximately £23 to £35.50 will take 23-37 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Bayswater station