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Bank ⇄ Gloucester Road Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Bank to Gloucester Road is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Central and Piccadilly tube lines, changing trains at Holborn

  1. From Bank take the Central Line
  2. Change at Holborn to the Piccadilly Line
  3. Leave the train at Gloucester Road

Number of tube stops: 11 · Journey time: Approx 33 mins

Stations on the route: Bank ➜ St. Paul’s ➜ Chancery Lane ➜ Holborn [change train] Holborn ➜ Covent Garden ➜ Leicester Square ➜ Piccadilly Circus ➜ Green Park ➜ Hyde Park Corner ➜ Knightsbridge ➜ South Kensington ➜ Gloucester Road

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Central and Piccadilly

First and last train times on the Central line

Tube times for the Central line

Alternative routes include Bank to South Kensington, Bank to Earls Court and Bank to High Street Kensington

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

The eastbound DLR and Northern lines at Bank underground 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

Gloucester Road station is not wheelchair accessible

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)

Changing tube line at Holborn – You must use stairs when changing between the Central/​Piccadilly line platforms

Gloucester Road station exit – You must use a lift plus two flights of stairs from the Piccadilly line platforms to the exit (15 steps up +12 steps up), or three flights of stairs from the Circle/​District line platforms (3x12 steps to the Circle and District eastbound, or 11 steps up +12 steps up +17 steps up from the District westbound)

The journey from Gloucester Road to Bank is in fare zone 1

  1. From Gloucester Road take the District Line
  2. Leave the train at Monument and walk to Bank

Number of tube stops: 11 · Journey time: Approx 31 mins

Stations on the route: Gloucester Road ➜ South Kensington ➜ Sloane Square ➜ Victoria ➜ St. James’s Park ➜ Westminster ➜ Embankment ➜ Temple ➜ Blackfriars ➜ Mansion House ➜ Cannon Street ➜ Monument [walk to] Bank

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Central and Piccadilly

First and last train times on the District line

Tube times for the District line

Alternative routes include Gloucester Road to South Kensington, Gloucester Road to Earls Court and Gloucester Road to High Street Kensington

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Gloucester Road 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

Gloucester Road station entrance – You must use a lift plus two flights of stairs between the entrance and the Piccadilly line platforms (12 steps down +15 steps down), or three flights of stairs to the Circle/​District line platforms (3x12 steps down to the Circle and District eastbound, or 17 steps down +12 steps down +11 steps down to the District westbound)

Monument station exit[1] You must use an escalator from the Central line platforms to the booking hall, or two escalators plus two flights of stairs from the Circle/​District line platforms (14 steps down +15 steps down), or three escalators plus five flights of stairs from the DLR platforms (2x12 steps up +10 steps down +11 steps down +12 steps down), or an escalator plus four flights of stairs from the Northern line platforms (21 steps up +13 steps up +8 steps up +16 steps up), or a long ramp plus a long travelator from the Waterloo & City line platforms. After that you must use two flights of stairs to the Poultry/​Mansion House Street exits (4 steps up +16 steps up), or two flights to the Threadneedle Street northside exit (11 steps up +9 steps up), or one flight to the Threadneedle Street southside/​Cornhill northside exits (19 steps up), or two flights to the Cornhill southside exit (6 steps up +16 steps up), or one flight to the Mansion House Place/​Queen Victoria Street northside exits (20 steps up), or one flight to the Queen Victoria Street southside exit (18 steps up). [2] You must use a lift (or an escalator) plus three flights of stairs from the Central line platforms to the booking hall (16 steps up +8 steps up +13 steps up, or a lift plus an escalator plus three flights of stairs from the Circle/​District line platforms (+14 steps down +15 steps down +21 steps up), or two lifts and two escalators from the DLR platforms, or a lift plus one flight of stairs from the Northern line platforms (21 steps up), or two lifts plus three flights of stairs from the Waterloo & City line platforms (16 steps up +8 steps up +13 steps up). After that you must use a lift to the King William Street exit (or two flights of 9, 16 stairs). [3] You must use an escalator plus eight flights of stairs from the Central line platforms to the booking hall (+16 steps down +8 steps down +13 steps down +21 steps down +15 steps up +14 steps up +2x12 steps up), or two flights of stairs from the Circle/​District line platforms (15 steps up +7 steps from the eastbound platform, or 2x12 steps from the westbound platform), or two escalators plus two flights of stairs from the DLR platforms (2x12 steps up), or an escalator plus four flights of stairs from the Northern line platforms (15 steps up, 14 steps up +2x12 steps up), or an escalator plus five flights of stairs from the Waterloo & City line platforms (21 steps down +15 steps up 14 steps up +2x12 steps up). After that you must use one flight of stairs to the Fish Street Hill exit (6 steps up), or one flight to the Great Tower Street exit (16 steps up), or three flights to the Cannon Street exit (5 steps down +5 steps up +19 steps up)

Tube fare between Bank and Gloucester Road

This tube journey is in Oyster zone 1. The cheapest fare is £2.70 off-peak (£2.80 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 ⇄ Gloucester Road 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 fare £6.70 £2.80 £2.70 £8.50 £8.50
Travelcard prices from Bank ⇄ Gloucester Road 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
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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 Gloucester Road to Bank 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 · OAP bus fares · Kids bus fares

Travel by taxi – A 4¼ mile black taxi ride between Gloucester Road station and Bank should cost approximately £18 to £31 and take 18-32 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Bank station and Gloucester Road