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

The journey from Balham to Rotherhithe 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 Rotherhithe

Number of tube stops: 12 · Journey time: Approx 44 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 ➜ Rotherhithe

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 Canada Water

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Balham station is not wheelchair accessible

Rotherhithe 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 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

Rotherhithe station exit – You must use three flights of stairs (15, 9, 15 steps up) plus an escalator (or three flights of 12, 13, 12 steps up) from the platforms to the exit

The journey from Rotherhithe 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 Rotherhithe 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: 12 · Journey time: Approx 45 mins

Stations on the route: Rotherhithe ➜ 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 Rotherhithe to Canada Water

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Rotherhithe train station is not wheelchair accessible

Balham station is not wheelchair accessible

Rotherhithe station entrance – You must use an escalator (or three flights of 12, 13, 12 steps down), plus another three flights of stairs between the entrance and platforms (15, 9, 15 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 Rotherhithe

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 ⇄ Rotherhithe 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 ⇄ Rotherhithe 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
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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.