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Balham ⇄ Pontoon Dock Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Balham to Pontoon Dock is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Northern and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Bank

  1. From Balham take the Northern Line
  2. Change at Bank to the Docklands Light Railway
  3. Leave the train at Pontoon Dock

Number of tube stops: 19 · Journey time: Approx 50 mins

Stations on the route: Balham ➜ Clapham South ➜ Clapham Common ➜ Clapham North ➜ Stockwell ➜ Oval ➜ Kennington ➜ Elephant & Castle ➜ Borough ➜ London Bridge ➜ Bank [change train] Bank ➜ Shadwell ➜ Limehouse ➜ Westferry ➜ Poplar ➜ Blackwell ➜ East India ➜ Canning Town ➜ West Silvertown ➜ Pontoon Dock

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern and DLR

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Balham to West Silvertown and Balham to London City Airport

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Balham station is not wheelchair accessible

Pontoon Dock 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 Bank – Changing between the Central and DLR platforms involves a lift plus escalator. Changing between the W&C line and any other platform involves a lift, an escalator plus a long travelator. You must use stairs when changing trains from the Northern line to any other platform

Pontoon Dock station exit – There’s a lift between the DLR platforms and the exit

The journey from Pontoon Dock to Balham is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the DLR, Jubilee and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Canning Town and

  1. From Pontoon Dock take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Canning Town to the Jubilee Line
  3. Change at London Bridge to the Northern Line
  4. Leave the train at Balham

Number of tube stops: 16 · Journey time: Approx 57 mins

Stations on the route: Pontoon Dock ➜ West Silvertown ➜ Canning Town [change train] Canning Town ➜ North Greenwich ➜ Canary Wharf ➜ Canada Water ➜ Bermondsey ➜ London Bridge [change train] London Bridge ➜ Borough ➜ Elephant & Castle ➜ Kennington ➜ Oval ➜ Stockwell ➜ Clapham North ➜ Clapham Common ➜ Clapham South ➜ Balham

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR, Jubilee and Northern

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Pontoon Dock to West Silvertown and Pontoon Dock to London City Airport

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Pontoon Dock train station is not wheelchair accessible

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

Pontoon Dock station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the DLR platforms

Changing tube line at Canning Town – You must use a lift when changing between the DLR/​Jubilee line platforms, apart from the Stratford, Beckton and Woolwich Arsenal branches of the DLR which have a lift plus escalator

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 Pontoon Dock

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 ⇄ Pontoon Dock 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 ⇄ Pontoon Dock 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 tickets 2024, Senior tickets 2024, Child tickets 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 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 · Pensioner bus prices · Children’s bus prices