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Balham ⇄ Marylebone Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Balham to Marylebone is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Northern and Bakerloo tube lines, changing trains at Elephant & Castle

  1. From Balham take the Northern Line
  2. Change at Elephant & Castle to the Bakerloo Line
  3. Leave the train at Marylebone

Number of tube stops: 16 · Journey time: Approx 40 mins

Stations on the route: Balham ➜ Clapham South ➜ Clapham Common ➜ Clapham North ➜ Stockwell ➜ Oval ➜ Kennington ➜ Elephant & Castle [change train] Elephant & Castle ➜ Lambeth North ➜ Waterloo ➜ Embankment ➜ Charing Cross ➜ Piccadilly Circus ➜ Oxford Circus ➜ Regent’s Park ➜ Baker Street ➜ Marylebone

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern and Bakerloo

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Balham to Baker Street, Balham to Edgware Road and Balham to Edgware Road

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Balham station is not wheelchair accessible

Marylebone 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 Elephant & Castle – You must use stairs when changing platforms

Marylebone station exit – The National Rail platforms and the exit are on the level, but you must use a flight of stairs and an escalator from the underground platforms (19 steps up). If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use another eight flights of stairs (16 steps up +6x17 steps up +3 steps up)

The journey from Marylebone to Balham is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Bakerloo and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Charing Cross

  1. From Marylebone take the Bakerloo Line
  2. Change at Charing Cross to the Northern Line
  3. Leave the train at Balham

Number of tube stops: 14 · Journey time: Approx 40 mins

Stations on the route: Marylebone ➜ Baker Street ➜ Regent’s Park ➜ Oxford Circus ➜ Piccadilly Circus ➜ Charing Cross [change train] Charing Cross ➜ Embankment ➜ Waterloo ➜ Kennington ➜ Oval ➜ Stockwell ➜ Clapham North ➜ Clapham Common ➜ Clapham South ➜ Balham

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Bakerloo and Northern

First and last train times on the Bakerloo line

Tube times for the Bakerloo line

Alternative routes include Marylebone to Baker Street, Marylebone to Edgware Road and Marylebone to Edgware Road

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Marylebone train station is not wheelchair accessible

Balham station is not wheelchair accessible

Marylebone station entrance – The entrance and the National Rail platforms are on the level, but you must use an escalator and a flight of stairs to the underground platforms (19 steps down). If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use another eight flights of stairs (3 steps down +6x17 steps down +16 steps down)

Changing tube line at Charing Cross – You must use stairs when changing 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 Marylebone

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 ⇄ Marylebone 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 ⇄ Marylebone 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 prices 2024, Senior tube prices 2024, Child tube prices 2024, Oyster prices 2024, Contactless prices 2024 and Travelcard prices 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 – You’ll be better off sticking with the tube – 5½ miles 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 prices 2024 · OAP bus prices 2024 · Kids bus prices 2024

Travel by taxi – A 5½ mile taxi fare between Marylebone underground station and Balham will cost you around £28 to £40 and can be done in about 25-38 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Marylebone station