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

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

  1. From Balham take the Northern Line
  2. Change at Stockwell to the Victoria Line
  3. Leave the train at Vauxhall

Number of tube stops: 5 · Journey time: Approx 22 mins

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

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern and Victoria

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Balham to Pimlico and Balham to Oval

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Balham tube station is not wheelchair accessible

Vauxhall station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train

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

Vauxhall station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the booking hall. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use an escalator, or five flights of stairs (3 steps up +4x17 steps up). After that there’s two flights of stairs to the South Lambeth Road exit (2x10 steps down) and Vauxhall Bridge Road exit (20 steps down +16 steps down), but the entrances on Bondway westside, Wandsworth Road westside and Kennington Lane are all on the level

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

  1. From Vauxhall take the Victoria Line
  2. Change at Stockwell to the Northern Line
  3. Leave the train at Balham

Number of tube stops: 5 · Journey time: Approx 22 mins

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

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Victoria and Northern

First and last train times on the Victoria line

Tube times for the Victoria line

Alternative routes include Vauxhall to Pimlico and Vauxhall to Oval

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Vauxhall train station is not wheelchair accessible

Balham station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train

Vauxhall station entrance – The entrances on Bondway westside, Wandsworth Road westside and Kennington Lane and the booking hall are all on the level, but you’ll have to use two flights of stairs from South Lambeth Road (2x10 steps down) and Vauxhall Bridge Road (20 steps down +16 steps down). After that there’s a lift down to the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use an escalator, or five flights of stairs (4x17 steps down +3 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

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 Vauxhall

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 ⇄ Vauxhall 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 ⇄ Vauxhall 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 – They stations are 3¼ miles apart and you could walk the distance in around one hour

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 · Senior citizen bus prices · Children’s bus prices

Travel by taxi – A 3¼ mile taxi journey between Vauxhall train station and Balham should cost approximately £14.30 to £24.60 and take 14-27 mins