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Balham ⇄ Notting Hill Gate Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Balham to Notting Hill Gate is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Northern, Victoria and Circle tube lines, changing trains at Stockwell and Victoria

  1. From Balham take the Northern Line
  2. Change at Stockwell to the Victoria Line
  3. Change at Victoria to the Circle Line
  4. Leave the train at Notting Hill Gate

Number of tube stops: 12 · Journey time: Approx 46 mins

Stations on the route: Balham ➜ Clapham South ➜ Clapham Common ➜ Clapham North ➜ Stockwell [change train] Stockwell ➜ Vauxhall ➜ Pimlico ➜ Victoria [change train] Victoria ➜ Sloane Square ➜ South Kensington ➜ Gloucester Road ➜ High Street Kensington ➜ Notting Hill Gate

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern, Victoria and Circle

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Balham to Queensway, Balham to Bayswater and Balham to Holland Park

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Balham station is not wheelchair accessible

Notting Hill Gate 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 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 Victoria – You can use a lift when changing between the Circle/​District/​Victoria/​National Rail platforms

Notting Hill Gate station exit – You need to use two flights of stairs from the Circle/​District line platforms to the booking hall (15 steps up +9 steps up), or two escalators from the Central westbound platform, or three escalators from the Central eastbound platform. After that you must use another two flights of stairs to the Notting Hill Gate southside exit (9 steps up +17 steps up), or three flights to the northside exit (4 steps down +11 steps up +18 steps up)

The journey from Notting Hill Gate to Balham is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Central and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Tottenham Court Road

  1. From Notting Hill Gate take the Central Line
  2. Change at Tottenham Court Road to the Northern Line
  3. Leave the train at Balham

Number of tube stops: 17 · Journey time: Approx 43 mins

Stations on the route: Notting Hill Gate ➜ Queensway ➜ Lancaster Gate ➜ Marble Arch ➜ Bond Street ➜ Oxford Circus ➜ Tottenham Court Road [change train] Tottenham Court Road ➜ 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 Central and Northern

First and last train times on the Central line

Tube times for the Central line

Alternative routes include Notting Hill Gate to Queensway, Notting Hill Gate to Bayswater and Notting Hill Gate to Holland Park

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Notting Hill Gate train station is not wheelchair accessible

Balham station is not wheelchair accessible

Notting Hill Gate station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs between the Notting Hill Gate southside entrance and the booking hall (17 steps down +9 steps down), or three flights from the northside entrance (18 steps down +11 steps down +4 steps up). After that you need to use another two flights of stairs to the Circle/​District line platforms (9 steps down +15 steps down), or two escalators to the Central westbound platform, or three escalators to the Central eastbound platform

Changing tube line at Tottenham Court Road – You can use a lift when changing between the platforms

Changing tube line at – You can use a lift when changing between the Circle/​District/​Victoria/​National Rail 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 Notting Hill 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 ⇄ Notting Hill 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 ⇄ Notting Hill 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 around 5 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 fares · Pensioner bus fares · Children’s bus fares

Travel by taxi – A five mile taxi ride between Notting Hill Gate underground station and Balham station should cost between £23 and £35.50 and take about 21-35 mins depending on the traffic