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Balham ⇄ Clapham Common Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Balham to Clapham Common is in fare zones 2&3 and it’s a direct train on the Northern tube line

  1. From Balham take the Northern Line
  2. Leave the train at Clapham Common

Number of tube stops: 2 · Journey time: Approx 6 mins

Stations on the route: Balham ➜ Clapham South ➜ Clapham Common

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Balham to Clapham North and Balham to Clapham South

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Balham train station is not wheelchair accessible

Clapham Common 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)

Clapham Common station exit – There’s an escalator (or 5x14 steps up) plus a flight of stairs from the platforms to the booking hall (19 steps up). After that there’s another two flights of stairs from the booking hall to the exit (8 steps up +17 steps up to the Clapham Common/​Clapham Park Road exit, 15 steps up +9 steps up to the Clapham High Street exit, or 15 steps up +7 steps up to The Pavement exit)

The journey from Clapham Common to Balham is in fare zones 2&3 and it’s a direct train on the Northern tube line

  1. From Clapham Common take the Northern Line
  2. Leave the train at Balham

Number of tube stops: 2 · Journey time: Approx 6 mins

Stations on the route: Clapham Common ➜ Clapham South ➜ Balham

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Clapham Common to Clapham North and Clapham Common to Clapham South

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Clapham Common train station is not wheelchair accessible

Balham station is not wheelchair accessible

Clapham Common station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs between the entrance and the booking hall (17 steps down +8 steps down from the Clapham Common/​Clapham Park Road entrance, 9 steps down +15 steps down from the Clapham High Street entrance, or 7 steps down +15 steps down from The Pavement entrance). After that there̱s an escalator (or 5x14 steps down) plus a flight of stairs down to the platforms (19 steps down)

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 Clapham Common

This tube journey is in Oyster zones 2-3. The cheapest fare is £1.90 off-peak (£2.10 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 ⇄ Clapham Common 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 2-3 fare £6.70 £2.10 £1.90 £10 £10
Travelcard prices from Balham ⇄ Clapham Common 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 tube fares, Senior tube fares, Child tube fares, 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 is roughly 1½ miles, which would take about 28-31 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 · Senior bus prices · Child bus prices

Travel by taxi – A 1½ mile taxi fare between Clapham Common tube station and Balham will cost around £10.60 to £18.20 and can be covered in about 8-17 mins