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Balham ⇄ Ladbroke Grove Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Balham to Ladbroke Grove is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Northern and Hammersmith & City tube lines, changing trains at Moorgate

  1. From Balham take the Northern Line
  2. Change at Moorgate to the Hammersmith & City Line
  3. Leave the train at Ladbroke Grove

Number of tube stops: 22 · Journey time: Approx 54 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 ➜ Great Portland Street ➜ Baker Street ➜ Edgware Road ➜ Paddington ➜ Royal Oak ➜ Westbourne Park ➜ Ladbroke Grove

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern and H&C

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Balham to Latimer Road, Balham to Westbourne Park and Balham to White City

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Balham underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Ladbroke Grove 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

Ladbroke Grove station exit – You must use four flights of stairs between the platforms and the exit (14 steps down +13 steps down +10 steps down +5 steps down from the eastbound platform, and 7 steps down +19 steps down +10 steps down +5 steps down from the westbound platform)

The journey from Ladbroke Grove to Balham is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Hammersmith & City and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Moorgate

  1. From Ladbroke Grove take the Hammersmith & City Line
  2. Change at Moorgate to the Northern Line
  3. Leave the train at Balham

Number of tube stops: 22 · Journey time: Approx 53 mins

Stations on the route: Ladbroke Grove ➜ Westbourne Park ➜ Royal Oak ➜ Paddington ➜ Edgware Road ➜ Baker Street ➜ Great Portland Street ➜ Euston Square ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Farringdon ➜ Barbican ➜ Moorgate [change train] 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 H&C and Northern

First and last train times on the Hammersmith & City line

Tube times for the Hammersmith & City line

Alternative routes include Ladbroke Grove to Latimer Road, Ladbroke Grove to Westbourne Park and Ladbroke Grove to White City

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Ladbroke Grove train station is not wheelchair accessible

Balham station is not wheelchair accessible

Ladbroke Grove station entrance – You must use four flights of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (5 steps up +10 steps up +13 steps up +14 steps up to the eastbound platform, and 5 steps up +10 steps up +19 steps up +7 steps up to the westbound platform)

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

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 Ladbroke Grove

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 ⇄ Ladbroke Grove 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 ⇄ Ladbroke Grove 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 2024, Senior tube fares 2024, Child tube fares 2024, Oyster fares 2024, Contactless fares 2024 and Travelcard fares 2024
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 – We don’t recommend walking – the stations are 5¾ miles apart

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 · OAP bus tickets 2024 · Kids bus tickets 2024

Travel by taxi – A 5¾ mile taxi fare between Ladbroke Grove station and Balham should cost you about £28 to £40 and will take anything from 26-39 mins depending on the traffic