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

The journey from Balham to Westbourne Park is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Northern and Hammersmith & City tube lines, changing trains at Moorgate

  1. From Balham take the Northern Line
  2. Change at Moorgate to the Hammersmith & City Line
  3. Leave the train at Westbourne Park

Number of tube stops: 21 · Journey time: Approx 52 mins

Stations on the route: Balham ➜ Clapham South ➜ Clapham Common ➜ Clapham North ➜ Stockwell ➜ Oval ➜ Kennington ➜ Elephant & Castle ➜ Borough ➜ London Bridge ➜ Bank ➜ Moorgate [change train] Moorgate ➜ Barbican ➜ Farringdon ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Euston Square ➜ Great Portland Street ➜ Baker Street ➜ Edgware Road ➜ Paddington ➜ Royal Oak ➜ Westbourne Park

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern and H&C

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Balham to Ladbroke Grove, Balham to Royal Oak and Balham to Kilburn Park

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Balham tube station is not wheelchair accessible

Westbourne 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)

Changing tube line at Moorgate – You must use an escalator when changing between the Circle/​Metropolitan/​H&C eastbound platforms and the Northern line. You must use stairs for all other platform changes

Westbourne Park station exit – You must use two flights of stairs between the platforms and the exit (16 steps up +17 steps up from the eastbound platform, and 18 steps up +16 steps up from the westbound platform)

The journey from Westbourne Park to Balham is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Hammersmith & City and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Moorgate

  1. From Westbourne Park take the Hammersmith & City Line
  2. Change at Moorgate to the Northern Line
  3. Leave the train at Balham

Number of tube stops: 21 · Journey time: Approx 52 mins

Stations on the route: Westbourne Park ➜ Royal Oak ➜ Paddington ➜ Edgware Road ➜ Baker Street ➜ Great Portland Street ➜ Euston Square ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Farringdon ➜ Barbican ➜ Moorgate [change train] Moorgate ➜ Bank ➜ London Bridge ➜ Borough ➜ Elephant & Castle ➜ Kennington ➜ Oval ➜ Stockwell ➜ Clapham North ➜ Clapham Common ➜ Clapham South ➜ Balham

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the H&C and Northern

First and last train times on the Hammersmith & City line

Tube times for the Hammersmith & City line

Alternative routes include Westbourne Park to Ladbroke Grove, Westbourne Park to Royal Oak and Westbourne Park to Kilburn Park

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Westbourne Park train station is not wheelchair accessible

Balham station is not wheelchair accessible

Westbourne Park station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs between the entrance and platforms (17 steps down +16 steps down to the eastbound platform, and 16 steps down +18 steps steps down to the westbound platform)

Changing tube line at Moorgate – You must use an escalator when changing between the Circle/​Metropolitan/​H&C eastbound platforms and the Northern line. 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 Westbourne 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 ⇄ Westbourne 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 ⇄ Westbourne 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
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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 – It’s around six miles to Balham, which is too far to walk

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

Travel by taxi – A six mile taxi ride between Westbourne Park train station and Balham station should cost between £28 and £40 and take about 28-40 mins