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Balham ⇄ Euston Square Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Balham to Euston Square is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Northern and Metropolitan tube lines, changing trains at Moorgate

  1. From Balham take the Northern Line
  2. Change at Moorgate to the Metropolitan Line
  3. Leave the train at Euston Square

Number of tube stops: 15 · Journey time: Approx 41 mins

Stations on the route: Balham ➜ Clapham South ➜ Clapham Common ➜ Clapham North ➜ Stockwell ➜ Oval ➜ Kennington ➜ Elephant & Castle ➜ Borough ➜ London Bridge ➜ Bank ➜ Moorgate [change train] Moorgate ➜ Barbican ➜ Farringdon ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Euston Square

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern and Metropolitan

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Balham to Euston, Balham to Warren Street and Balham to Goodge Street

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Balham train station is not wheelchair accessible

Euston Square 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 Moorgate – You must use an escalator when changing between the Circle/​Metropolitan/​H&C eastbound platforms and the Northern line. You must use stairs for all other platform changes

Euston Square station exit – There’s a lift between the westbound platform and the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use four flights of stairs instead (18 steps up +4 steps up +15 steps up +9 steps up to the Euston Road northside exit, or 18 steps up +4 steps up +15 steps up 13 steps up to the Gower Street exit). But you must use four flights of stairs between the eastbound platform and the exit (5 steps up +16 steps up +15 steps up +9 steps up to the Euston Road northside exit, or 5 steps up +16 steps up +15 steps up 13 steps up to the Gower Street exit)

The journey from Euston Square to Balham is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Metropolitan and Northern tube lines, changing trains at King’s Cross St. Pancras

  1. From Euston Square take the Metropolitan Line
  2. Change at King’s Cross St. Pancras to the Northern Line
  3. Leave the train at Balham

Number of tube stops: 15 · Journey time: Approx 41 mins

Stations on the route: Euston Square ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras [change train] King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Angel ➜ Old Street ➜ Moorgate ➜ Bank ➜ London Bridge ➜ Borough ➜ Elephant & Castle ➜ Kennington ➜ Oval ➜ Stockwell ➜ Clapham North ➜ Clapham Common ➜ Clapham South ➜ Balham

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Metropolitan and Northern

First and last train times on the Metropolitan line

Tube times for the Metropolitan line

Alternative routes include Euston Square to Euston, Euston Square to Warren Street and Euston Square to Goodge Street

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Euston Square train station is not wheelchair accessible

Balham station is not wheelchair accessible

Euston Square station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the westbound platform. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use four flights of stairs instead (9 steps down +15 steps down +4 steps down +18 steps down from the Euston Road northside entrance, or 13 steps down +15 steps down +4 steps down 18 steps down from the Gower Street entrance). But you must use four flights of stairs between the entrance and the eastbound platform (9 steps down +15 steps down +16 steps down +5 steps down from the Euston Road northside entrance, or 13 steps down +15 steps down +16 steps down 5 steps down from the Gower Street entrance)

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

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 Euston Square

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 ⇄ Euston Square 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 ⇄ Euston Square 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 fares, Senior fares, Child 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 – It’s around six miles to Balham, which is too far to walk

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 2024 · Senior bus tickets 2024 · Child bus tickets 2024

Travel by taxi – A six mile taxi ride between Euston Square tube station and Balham station should cost between £28 and £40 and take about 28-40 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Euston Square station