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Balham ⇄ Cutty Sark Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Balham to Cutty Sark is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Northern and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Bank

  1. From Balham take the Northern Line
  2. Change at Bank to the Docklands Light Railway
  3. Leave the train at Cutty Sark

Number of tube stops: 21 · Journey time: Approx 50 mins

Stations on the route: Balham ➜ Clapham South ➜ Clapham Common ➜ Clapham North ➜ Stockwell ➜ Oval ➜ Kennington ➜ Elephant & Castle ➜ Borough ➜ London Bridge ➜ Bank [change train] Bank ➜ Shadwell ➜ Limehouse ➜ Westferry ➜ West India Quay ➜ Canary Wharf ➜ Heron Quays ➜ South Quay ➜ Crossharbour & London Arena ➜ Mudchute ➜ Island Gardens ➜ Cutty Sark

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern and DLR

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Balham to Greenwich

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Balham train station is not wheelchair accessible

Cutty Sark 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 Bank – Changing between the Central and DLR platforms involves a lift plus escalator. Changing between the W&C line and any other platform involves a lift, an escalator plus a long travelator. You must use stairs when changing trains from the Northern line to any other platform

Cutty Sark station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use two escalators instead

The journey from Cutty Sark to Balham is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the DLR, Jubilee and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Canary Wharf and

  1. From Cutty Sark take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Canary Wharf to the Jubilee Line
  3. Change at London Bridge to the Northern Line
  4. Leave the train at Balham

Number of tube stops: 18 · Journey time: Approx 56 mins

Stations on the route: Cutty Sark ➜ Island Gardens ➜ Mudchute ➜ Crossharbour & London Arena ➜ South Quay ➜ Heron Quays ➜ Canary Wharf (DLR) [change train] Canary Wharf (Underground) ➜ 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 Cutty Sark to Greenwich

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Cutty Sark train station is not wheelchair accessible

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

Cutty Sark station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use two escalators instead

Changing tube line at Canary Wharf – You must use an escalator, a lift, and walk 200 metres outside to change between the DLR and Jubilee platforms

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 Cutty Sark

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 ⇄ Cutty Sark 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 ⇄ Cutty Sark 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

Travel by carCar parks near Cutty Sark station