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

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

  1. From Balham take the Northern Line
  2. Change at Waterloo to the Jubilee Line
  3. Leave the train at Westminster

Number of tube stops: 8 · Journey time: Approx 30 mins

Stations on the route: Balham ➜ Clapham South ➜ Clapham Common ➜ Clapham North ➜ Stockwell ➜ Oval ➜ Kennington ➜ Waterloo [change train] Waterloo ➜ Westminster

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 Charing Cross, Balham to St Jamess Park and Balham to Waterloo

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Balham tube station is not wheelchair accessible

The Jubilee line at Westminster station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train. The Circle and District line only have step-free access from the street to the platform, and there may be a step up or gap 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 Waterloo – You must use an escalator when changing trains from the Jubilee line platforms. You must use stairs when changing trains from the Bakerloo northbound platform, but there’s an escalator when changing trains from the Bakerloo southbound platform

Westminster station exit – There’s a lift from the Circle/​District line platforms to the booking hall (or 2x14 steps up), or a lift from the Jubilee eastbound platform (or two escalators), or two lifts from the Jubilee westbound platform (or three escalators). After that there’s another lift to the Bridge Street northside exit (or 16 steps up), or one flight of stairs to the Westminster Pier exit (5 steps down), or three flights to the Parliament Street eastside exit (12 steps up +12 steps up +10 steps down), or four flights to the Parliament Street westside exit (12 steps up +4 steps down +2x12 steps down), or five flights to the Westminster Bridge exit (5 steps up +11 steps up +15 steps up +14 steps down +13 steps down)

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

  1. From Westminster take the Jubilee Line
  2. Change at Waterloo to the Northern Line
  3. Leave the train at Balham

Number of tube stops: 8 · Journey time: Approx 29 mins

Stations on the route: Westminster ➜ Waterloo [change train] Waterloo ➜ 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 Westminster to Charing Cross, Westminster to St Jamess Park and Westminster to Waterloo

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

The Jubilee line at Westminster train station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train. The Circle and District line only have step-free access from the street to the platform, and there may be a step up or gap to the train

Balham station has step-free access from the street to the platform (but there may be a step up or gap to the train)

Westminster station entrance – There’s a lift between the Bridge Street northside entrance and the booking hall (or 16 steps down), or one flight of stairs from the Westminster Pier entrance (5 steps up), or three flights from the Parliament Street eastside entrance (10 steps down +12 steps down +12 steps up), or four flights from the Parliament Street westside entrance (2x12 steps down +4 steps up +12 steps up), or five flights from the Westminster Bridge entrance (13 steps down +14 steps down +15 steps down +11 steps up +5 steps up). After that there’s another lift down to the Circle/​District line platforms (or 2x14 steps down), or a lift down to the Jubilee eastbound platform (or two escalators), or two lifts down to the Jubilee westbound platform (or three escalators)

Changing tube line at Waterloo – You must use an escalator when changing trains from the Jubilee line platforms. You must use stairs when changing trains from the Bakerloo northbound platform, but there’s an escalator when changing trains from the Bakerloo southbound platform

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 Westminster

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 ⇄ Westminster 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 ⇄ Westminster 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 – The distance from Westminster to Balham is about 4¼ miles, so we don’t recommend walking

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 4¼ mile black taxi ride between Westminster train station and Balham should cost approximately £18 to £31 and take 18-32 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Westminster station