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Balham ⇄ Tufnell Park Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Balham to Tufnell Park is in fare zones 1-3 and it’s a direct train on the Northern tube line

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

Number of tube stops: 18 · Journey time: Approx 38 mins

Stations on the route: Balham ➜ Clapham South ➜ Clapham Common ➜ Clapham North ➜ Stockwell ➜ Oval ➜ Kennington ➜ Elephant & Castle ➜ Borough ➜ London Bridge ➜ Bank ➜ Moorgate ➜ Old Street ➜ Angel ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Euston ➜ Camden Town ➜ Kentish Town ➜ Tufnell Park

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 Archway, Balham to Kentish Town and Balham to Camden Town

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Balham tube station is not wheelchair accessible

Tufnell Park 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)

Tufnell Park station exit – You must use a lift plus one flight of stairs between the platforms and the exit (11 steps up). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another seven flights of stairs (14 steps up +4x17 steps up +18 steps up +16 steps up)

The journey from Tufnell Park to Balham is in fare zones 1-3 and it’s a direct train on the Northern tube line

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

Number of tube stops: 18 · Journey time: Approx 38 mins

Stations on the route: Tufnell Park ➜ Kentish Town ➜ Camden Town ➜ Euston ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Angel ➜ Old Street ➜ Moorgate ➜ Bank ➜ London Bridge ➜ Borough ➜ Elephant & Castle ➜ Kennington ➜ Oval ➜ 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 Tufnell Park to Archway, Tufnell Park to Kentish Town and Tufnell Park to Camden Town

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Tufnell Park train station is not wheelchair accessible

Balham station is not wheelchair accessible

Tufnell Park station entrance – You must use a lift plus one flight of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (11 steps down). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another seven flights of stairs (16 steps down +18 steps down +4x17 steps down +14 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 Tufnell Park

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 ⇄ Tufnell Park 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 ⇄ Tufnell Park 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 London Underground fares 2024, Pensioner fares 2024, Children’s fares 2024, Oyster card fares 2024, Contactless card 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 fares · Senior citizen bus fares · Children’s bus fares