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Bank ⇄ East India Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Bank to East India is in fare zones 1&2 and it’s a direct train on the Docklands Light Railway

  1. From Bank take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Leave the train at East India

Number of tube stops: 6 · Journey time: Approx 15 mins

Stations on the route: Bank ➜ Shadwell ➜ Limehouse ➜ Westferry ➜ Poplar ➜ Blackwell ➜ East India

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Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Bank to Blackwall, Bank to All Saints and Bank to Royal Victoria

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

The eastbound DLR and Northern lines at Bank train station are wheelchair accessible, and have step-free access from the street to the train. The westbound DLR and Central lines are not wheelchair accessible

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

Bank station entrance[1] To get to the Central line booking hall you must use one flight of stairs from the Queen Victoria Street, Walbrook, Poultry south, Threadneedle Street south, Cornhill north and Mansion House Place entrances (18, 19 or 20 steps down), or two flights of stairs from the Poultry north, Princes Street west, Cornhill south, Lombard Street north and Mansion House Street entrances (15 or 16 steps down +4 steps down), or two flights of stairs from the Princes Street east and Threadneedle Street north entrances (9 steps down +11 steps down). After that you must use an escalator to the Central line platforms, or a long travalator to the W&C platforms, or one escalator and four flights of stairs to the Northern line platforms (16 steps down +8 steps down +13 steps down +21 steps down), or three escalators plus five flights of stairs to the DLR platforms (12 steps up +11 steps up +10 steps up +2x12 steps down). [2] To get to the Northern line booking hall you must use a lift from the King William Street entrance, or two flights of stairs from the Lombard Street entrance (9 steps down +16 steps down). After that you must use an escalator, a lift, plus three flights of stairs to the Central line platforms (13 steps up +8 steps up +16 steps up), or a lift and a long travalator to the W&C platforms, or a lift and one flight of stairs to the Northern line platforms (21 steps down), or two lifts, two escalators and ten flights of stairs to the DLR platforms (8x14 steps down +6 steps down +10 steps down)

East India station exit – From the platforms to the Aspen Way exit there’s a lift (or three flights of 14 steps down), plus another lift (or an escalator, or two flights of 16 and 14 steps up). From the platforms to the South Side exit there are two lifts (or four flights of 16 and 14 steps down, and 16 and 15 steps up)

The journey from East India to Bank is in fare zones 1&2 and it’s a direct train on the Docklands Light Railway

  1. From East India take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Leave the train at Bank

Number of tube stops: 6 · Journey time: Approx 14 mins

Stations on the route: East India ➜ Blackwell ➜ Poplar ➜ Westferry ➜ Limehouse ➜ Shadwell ➜ Bank

Alternative routes include East India to Blackwall, East India to All Saints and East India to Royal Victoria

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

East India train station is not wheelchair accessible

The eastbound DLR and Northern lines at Bank station are wheelchair accessible, and have step-free access from the street to the train. The westbound DLR and Central lines are not wheelchair accessible

East India station entrance – From the Aspen Way entrance to the platforms there’s a lift (or three flights of 14 steps up), plus another lift (or an escalator, or two flights of 14 and 16 steps down). From the South Side entrance to the platforms there are two lifts (or four flights of 15 and 16 steps up, and 14 and 16 steps down)

Bank station exit[1] To get to the Central line booking hall you must use an escalator from the Central line platforms, or a long travalator from the W&C platforms, or one escalator and four flights of stairs from the Northern line platforms (21 steps up +13 steps up +8 steps up +16 steps up), or three escalators plus five flights of stairs from the DLR platforms (2x12 steps down +10 steps down +11 steps down +12 steps up). After that you must use one flight of stairs to the Queen Victoria Street, Walbrook, Poultry south, Threadneedle Street south, Cornhill north and Mansion House Place exits (18, 19 or 20 steps up), or two flights of stairs to the Poultry north, Princes Street west, Cornhill south, Lombard Street north and Mansion House Street exits (4 steps up +15 or 16 steps up), or two flights of stairs to the Princes Street east and Threadneedle Street north exits (11 steps up +9 steps up). [2] To get to the Northern line booking hall you must use an escalator, a lift, plus three flights of stairs from the Central line platforms (16 steps down +8 steps down +13 steps down), or a lift and a long travalator from the W&C platforms, or a lift and one flight of stairs from the Northern line platforms (21 steps up), or two lifts, two escalators and ten flights of stairs from the DLR platforms (10 steps up +6 steps up +8x14 steps up). After that you must use a lift to the King William Street exit, or two flights of stairs to the Lombard Street exit (16 steps up +9 steps up)

Tube fare between Bank and East India

This tube journey is in Oyster zones 1-2. The cheapest fare is £2.80 off-peak (£3.40 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 Bank ⇄ East India 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 1-2 fare £6.70 £3.40 £2.80 £8.50 £8.50
Travelcard prices from Bank ⇄ East India Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares
Fare Zone Travelcards (Train, Bus & Tram)
One day travel­card Week travel­card Month travel­card
Anytime Off-peak
Zone 1-2 travelcard n/a n/a £42.70 £164
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 Adult fares, Senior fares, Child fares, Oyster fares, Contactless fares and Travelcard fares
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 is about 3¾ miles which would take about 80 minutes on foot

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 tickets 2024 · Senior bus tickets 2024 · Child bus tickets 2024

Travel by taxi – The 3¾ mile ride between East India tube station and Bank in a black cab should cost you about £18 to £31 and take anything from 15 to 29 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Bank station and East India