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Balham ⇄ West Ham Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Balham to West Ham is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Northern and Jubilee tube lines, changing trains at London Bridge

  1. From Balham take the Northern Line
  2. Change at London Bridge to the Jubilee Line
  3. Leave the train at West Ham

Number of tube stops: 15 · Journey time: Approx 47 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 ➜ Canary Wharf ➜ North Greenwich ➜ Canning Town ➜ West Ham

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern and Jubilee

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Balham to Plaistow and Balham to Bromley By Bow

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Balham tube station is not wheelchair accessible

West Ham 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 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

West Ham station exit – There’s a lift between the District/​H&C line platforms and the exit (or three flights of 14 stairs). There are two lifts between the Jubilee line platforms and the exit (or two escalators)

The journey from West Ham to Balham is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Jubilee and Northern tube lines, changing trains at London Bridge

  1. From West Ham take the Jubilee Line
  2. Change at London Bridge to the Northern Line
  3. Leave the train at Balham

Number of tube stops: 15 · Journey time: Approx 45 mins

Stations on the route: West Ham ➜ Canning Town ➜ North Greenwich ➜ Canary Wharf ➜ Canada Water ➜ Bermondsey ➜ London Bridge [change train] London Bridge ➜ Borough ➜ Elephant & Castle ➜ Kennington ➜ Oval ➜ Stockwell ➜ Clapham North ➜ Clapham Common ➜ Clapham South ➜ Balham

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Jubilee and Northern

First and last train times on the Jubilee line

Tube times for the Jubilee line

Alternative routes include West Ham to Plaistow and West Ham to Bromley By Bow

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

West Ham train station is not wheelchair accessible

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

West Ham station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the District/​H&C line platforms (or three flights of 14 stairs). There are two lifts between the entrance and the Jubilee line platforms (or two escalators)

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 West Ham

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 ⇄ West Ham 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 ⇄ West Ham 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 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 bus fares · Child bus fares