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

The journey from Balham to Stockwell is in fare zones 2&3 and it’s a direct train on the Northern tube line

  1. From Balham take the Northern Line
  2. Leave the train at Stockwell

Number of tube stops: 4 · Journey time: Approx 10 mins

Stations on the route: Balham ➜ Clapham South ➜ Clapham Common ➜ Clapham North ➜ Stockwell

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Balham to Clapham North, Balham to Oval and Balham to Brixton

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Balham tube station is not wheelchair accessible

Stockwell 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)

Stockwell station exit – You must use an escalator plus one flight of 19 stairs between the platforms and the exit. If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use another six flights of stairs (7 steps up +4x17 steps up +3 steps up)

The journey from Stockwell to Balham is in fare zones 2&3 and it’s a direct train on the Northern tube line

  1. From Stockwell take the Northern Line
  2. Leave the train at Balham

Number of tube stops: 4 · Journey time: Approx 10 mins

Stations on the route: Stockwell ➜ Clapham North ➜ Clapham Common ➜ Clapham South ➜ Balham

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Stockwell to Clapham North, Stockwell to Oval and Stockwell to Brixton

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Stockwell train station is not wheelchair accessible

Balham station is not wheelchair accessible

Stockwell station entrance – You must use an escalator plus one flight of 19 stairs between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use another six flights of stairs (3 steps down +4x17 steps down +7 steps down)

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 Stockwell

This tube journey is in Oyster zones 2-3. The cheapest fare is £1.90 off-peak (£2.10 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 ⇄ Stockwell 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 2-3 fare £6.70 £2.10 £1.90 £10 £10
Travelcard prices from Balham ⇄ Stockwell 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 – You could walk the 2½ mile distance in about 47-52 minutes

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 2½ mile taxi fare between Stockwell train station and Balham will cost you around £14.30 to £24.60 and take about 12-23 mins