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

The journey from Balham to Queensway is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Northern, Victoria and Central tube lines, changing trains at Stockwell and Oxford Circus

  1. From Balham take the Northern Line
  2. Change at Stockwell to the Victoria Line
  3. Change at Oxford Circus to the Central Line
  4. Leave the train at Queensway

Number of tube stops: 13 · Journey time: Approx 45 mins

Stations on the route: Balham ➜ Clapham South ➜ Clapham Common ➜ Clapham North ➜ Stockwell [change train] Stockwell ➜ Vauxhall ➜ Pimlico ➜ Victoria ➜ Green Park ➜ Oxford Circus [change train] Oxford Circus ➜ Bond Street ➜ Marble Arch ➜ Lancaster Gate ➜ Queensway

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern, Victoria and Central

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Balham to Bayswater, Balham to Notting Hill Gate and Balham to Lancaster Gate

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Balham station is not wheelchair accessible

Queensway 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 Oxford Circus – Changing between the Bakerloo northbound and Victoria northbound platforms, or the Bakerloo southbound and Victoria southbound platforms, is on the level, but you must use one flights of 20 stairs for all other platform changes

Queensway station exit – There’s a lift plus one flight of stairs between the platforms and the exit (21 steps up). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another eight flights of stairs (16 steps up +5x15 steps up +16 steps up +19 steps up)

The journey from Queensway 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 Queensway take the Central Line
  2. Change at Tottenham Court Road to the Northern Line
  3. Leave the train at Balham

Number of tube stops: 16 · Journey time: Approx 41 mins

Stations on the route: 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 Queensway to Bayswater, Queensway to Notting Hill Gate and Queensway to Lancaster Gate

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Queensway train station is not wheelchair accessible

Balham station is not wheelchair accessible

Queensway station entrance – There’s a lift plus one flight of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (21 steps down). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another eight flights of stairs (19 steps down +16 steps down +5x15 steps down +16 steps down)

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

Changing tube line at – Changing between the Bakerloo northbound and Victoria northbound platforms, or the Bakerloo southbound and Victoria southbound platforms, is on the level, but you must use one flights of 20 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 Queensway

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 ⇄ Queensway 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 ⇄ Queensway 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 train tickets 2024, Senior train tickets 2024, Child train tickets 2024, Oyster train fares 2024, Contactless train 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 2024 · Pensioner bus fares 2024 · Children’s bus fares 2024

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

Travel by carCar parks near Queensway station