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Balham ⇄ Heathrow T4 Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Balham to Heathrow T4 is in fare zones 1-6 and you’ll have to use the Northern, Victoria and Piccadilly tube lines, changing trains at Stockwell and Green Park

  1. From Balham take the Northern Line
  2. Change at Stockwell to the Victoria Line
  3. Change at Green Park to the Piccadilly Line
  4. Leave the train at Heathrow T4

Number of tube stops: 25 · Journey time: Approx 81 mins

Stations on the route: Balham ➜ Clapham South ➜ Clapham Common ➜ Clapham North ➜ Stockwell [change train] Stockwell ➜ Vauxhall ➜ Pimlico ➜ Victoria ➜ Green Park [change train] Green Park ➜ Hyde Park Corner ➜ Knightsbridge ➜ South Kensington ➜ Gloucester Road ➜ Earl’s Court ➜ Barons Court ➜ Hammersmith ➜ Acton Town ➜ South Ealing ➜ Northfields ➜ Boston Manor ➜ Osterley ➜ Hounslow East ➜ Hounslow Central ➜ Hounslow West ➜ Hatton Cross ➜ Heathrow Terminal 4

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern, Victoria and Piccadilly

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Balham to Heathrow Terminals T2&3 and Balham to Heathrow Terminal 5

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Balham underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Heathrow T4 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 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 Green Park – There are two lifts and a long walk when changing platforms. If you want a shorter walk then you can use two escalators instead of the lifts

Heathrow T4 station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use an escalator or two flights of stairs (9 steps down +15 steps up)

The journey from Heathrow T4 to Balham is in fare zones 1-6 and you’ll have to use the Piccadilly and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Leicester Square

  1. From Heathrow T4 take the Piccadilly Line
  2. Change at Leicester Square to the Northern Line
  3. Leave the train at Balham

Number of tube stops: 30 · Journey time: Approx 90 mins

Stations on the route: Heathrow Terminal 4 ➜ Heathrow Terminals 2&3 ➜ Hatton Cross ➜ Hounslow West ➜ Hounslow Central ➜ Hounslow East ➜ Osterley ➜ Boston Manor ➜ Northfields ➜ South Ealing ➜ Acton Town ➜ Hammersmith ➜ Barons Court ➜ Earl’s Court ➜ Gloucester Road ➜ South Kensington ➜ Knightsbridge ➜ Hyde Park Corner ➜ Green Park ➜ Piccadilly Circus ➜ Leicester Square [change train] Leicester Square ➜ Charing Cross ➜ Embankment ➜ Waterloo ➜ Kennington ➜ Oval ➜ Stockwell ➜ Clapham North ➜ Clapham Common ➜ Clapham South ➜ Balham

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Piccadilly and Northern

First and last train times on the Piccadilly line

Tube times for the Piccadilly line

Alternative routes include Heathrow T4 to Heathrow Terminals T2&3 and Heathrow T4 to Heathrow Terminal 5

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Heathrow T4 train station is not wheelchair accessible

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

Heathrow T4 station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use an escalator or two flights of stairs (15 steps down +9 steps down)

Changing tube line at Leicester Square – You must use stairs when changing between the Northern/​Piccadilly line platforms

Changing tube line at – There are two lifts and a long walk when changing platforms. If you want a shorter walk then you can use two escalators instead of the lifts

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 Heathrow T4

This tube journey is in Oyster zones 1-6. The cheapest fare is £3.60 off-peak (£5.60 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 ⇄ Heathrow T4 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 1-6 fare £6.70 £5.60 £5.60 £15.60 £15.60
Travelcard prices from Balham ⇄ Heathrow T4 Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares
Fare Zone Travelcards (Train, Bus & Tram)
One day travel­card Week travel­card Month travel­card
Anytime Off-peak
Zone 1-6 travelcard £22.60 £15.90 £78 £299
Zone 1-9 travelcard £28.50 £17 £111.30 £427.40
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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.