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Balham ⇄ Sloane Square Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Balham to Sloane Square is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Northern, Victoria and District 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 District Line
  4. Leave the train at Sloane Square

Number of tube stops: 8 · Journey time: Approx 38 mins

Stations on the route: Balham ➜ Clapham South ➜ Clapham Common ➜ Clapham North ➜ Stockwell [change train] Stockwell ➜ Vauxhall ➜ Pimlico ➜ Victoria [change train] Victoria ➜ Sloane Square

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern, Victoria and District

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Balham to Victoria, Balham to Knightsbridge and Balham to South Kensington

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Balham tube station is not wheelchair accessible

Sloane Square 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

Sloane Square station exit – There’s an escalator between the westbound platform and the exit (or four flights of 12, 7, 12 and 17 stairs), but you must use three flights of steps from the eastbound platform (20, 14 and 16 stairs)

The journey from Sloane Square to Balham is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the District and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Embankment

  1. From Sloane Square take the District Line
  2. Change at Embankment to the Northern Line
  3. Leave the train at Balham

Number of tube stops: 12 · Journey time: Approx 36 mins

Stations on the route: Sloane Square ➜ Victoria ➜ St. James’s Park ➜ Westminster ➜ Embankment [change train] Embankment ➜ Waterloo ➜ Kennington ➜ Oval ➜ Stockwell ➜ Clapham North ➜ Clapham Common ➜ Clapham South ➜ Balham

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the District and Northern

First and last train times on the District line

Tube times for the District line

Alternative routes include Sloane Square to Victoria, Sloane Square to Knightsbridge and Sloane Square to South Kensington

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Sloane Square train station is not wheelchair accessible

Balham station is not wheelchair accessible

Sloane Square station entrance – You must use stairs between the entrance and the platforms (20 steps down +14 steps down +16 steps down to the eastbound platform, or 12 steps down +7 steps down +12 steps down +17 steps down to the westbound platform)

Changing tube line at Embankment – You must use stairs when changing 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 Sloane Square

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 ⇄ Sloane Square 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 ⇄ Sloane Square 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.

Other ways to make this journey

Travel on foot – The stations are about 3½ miles apart. It would take you over 70 minutes to walk that distance

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 2024 · Pensioner bus prices 2024 · Children’s bus prices 2024

Travel by taxi – A 3½ mile taxi journey between Sloane Square train station and Balham will take about about 15-28 mins and cost you around £18 to £31

Travel by carCar parks near Sloane Square station