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Balham ⇄ New Cross Gate Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Balham to New Cross Gate is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Northern, Jubilee and London Overground tube lines, changing trains at London Bridge and Canada Water

  1. From Balham take the Northern Line
  2. Change at London Bridge to the Jubilee Line
  3. Change at Canada Water to the London Overground
  4. Leave the train at New Cross Gate

Number of tube stops: 13 · Journey time: Approx 49 mins

Stations on the route: Balham ➜ Clapham South ➜ Clapham Common ➜ Clapham North ➜ Stockwell ➜ Oval ➜ Kennington ➜ Elephant & Castle ➜ Borough ➜ London Bridge [change train] London Bridge ➜ Bermondsey ➜ Canada Water [change train] Canada Water ➜ Surrey Quays ➜ New Cross Gate

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern, Jubilee and London Overground

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Balham to New Cross

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Balham station is not wheelchair accessible

New Cross Gate station has step-free access from the street to the platform (but there may be a step up or gap 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 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

New Cross Gate station exit – You must use three flights of stairs between the platforms and the exit (16 steps up +11 steps up +2 steps down)

The journey from New Cross Gate to Balham is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the London Overground, Jubilee and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Canada Water and

  1. From New Cross Gate take the London Overground
  2. Change at Canada Water to the Jubilee Line
  3. Change at London Bridge to the Northern Line
  4. Leave the train at Balham

Number of tube stops: 13 · Journey time: Approx 50 mins

Stations on the route: New Cross Gate ➜ Surrey Quays ➜ Canada Water [change train] Canada Water ➜ Bermondsey ➜ London Bridge [change train] London Bridge ➜ Borough ➜ Elephant & Castle ➜ Kennington ➜ Oval ➜ Stockwell ➜ Clapham North ➜ Clapham Common ➜ Clapham South ➜ Balham

Alternative routes include New Cross Gate to New Cross

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

New Cross Gate train station is not wheelchair accessible

Balham station has step-free access from the street to the platform (but there may be a step up or gap to the train)

New Cross Gate station entrance – You must use three flights of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (2 steps up +11 steps down +16 steps down)

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 New Cross Gate

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 ⇄ New Cross Gate 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 ⇄ New Cross Gate 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 2024, Senior fares 2024, Child 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 – It’s about 5⅓ miles from New Cross Gate 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 fares · Pensioner bus fares · Children’s bus fares

Travel by taxi – Catching a black cab 5⅓ miles between New Cross Gate underground station and Balham station will take 24-38 mins and cost about £28 and £40