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Balham ⇄ Custom House Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Balham to Custom House is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Northern, Jubilee and DLR tube lines, changing trains at London Bridge and Canning Town

  1. From Balham take the Northern Line
  2. Change at London Bridge to the Jubilee Line
  3. Change at Canning Town to the Docklands Light Railway
  4. Leave the train at Custom House

Number of tube stops: 16 · Journey time: Approx 55 mins

Stations on the route: Balham ➜ Clapham South ➜ Clapham Common ➜ Clapham North ➜ Stockwell ➜ Oval ➜ Kennington ➜ Elephant & Castle ➜ Borough ➜ London Bridge [change train] London Bridge ➜ Bermondsey ➜ Canada Water ➜ Canary Wharf ➜ North Greenwich ➜ Canning Town [change train] Canning Town ➜ Royal Victoria ➜ Custom House

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern, Jubilee and DLR

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Balham to Prince Regent and Balham to Royal Victoria

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Balham train station is not wheelchair accessible

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

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 London Bridge – You must use a lift plus escalator when changing between the Jubilee/​Northern line platforms via the Northern line ticket hall. You can avoid the escalator by using a lift and walking 410 metres outside in the street

Changing tube line at Canning Town – You must use a lift when changing between the DLR/​Jubilee line platforms, apart from the Stratford, Beckton and Woolwich Arsenal branches of the DLR which have a lift plus escalator

Custom House station exit – There are two lifts between the platforms and the exit. If you want to avoid the lifts then you can get four flights of stairs (14 steps up +16 steps up +2x16 steps down)

The journey from Custom House to Balham is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the DLR, Jubilee and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Canning Town and

  1. From Custom House take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Canning Town to the Jubilee Line
  3. Change at London Bridge to the Northern Line
  4. Leave the train at Balham

Number of tube stops: 16 · Journey time: Approx 54 mins

Stations on the route: Custom House ➜ Royal Victoria ➜ Canning Town [change train] Canning Town ➜ North Greenwich ➜ Canary Wharf ➜ Canada Water ➜ Bermondsey ➜ London Bridge [change train] London Bridge ➜ Borough ➜ Elephant & Castle ➜ Kennington ➜ Oval ➜ Stockwell ➜ Clapham North ➜ Clapham Common ➜ Clapham South ➜ Balham

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR, Jubilee and Northern

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Custom House to Prince Regent and Custom House to Royal Victoria

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Custom House train station is not wheelchair accessible

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

Custom House station entrance – There are two lifts between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the lifts then you can get four flights of stairs (2x16 steps up +16 steps down +14 steps down)

Changing tube line at Canning Town – You must use a lift when changing between the DLR/​Jubilee line platforms, apart from the Stratford, Beckton and Woolwich Arsenal branches of the DLR which have a lift plus escalator

Changing tube line at London Bridge – You must use a lift plus escalator when changing between the Jubilee/​Northern line platforms via the Northern line ticket hall. You can avoid the escalator by using a lift and walking 410 metres outside in the street

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 Custom House

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 ⇄ Custom House 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 ⇄ Custom House 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 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