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Bank ⇄ Royal Albert Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Bank to Royal Albert is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the DLR and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Shadwell

  1. From Bank take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Shadwell to the Docklands Light Railway
  3. Leave the train at Royal Albert

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

Stations on the route: Bank ➜ Shadwell [change train] Shadwell ➜ Limehouse ➜ Westferry ➜ Poplar ➜ Blackwall ➜ East India ➜ Canning Town ➜ Royal Victoria ➜ Custom House ➜ Prince Regent ➜ Royal Albert

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR and DLR

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Bank to Beckton Park, Bank to Cyprus and Bank to Prince Regent

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Royal Albert 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)

Changing tube line at Shadwell – You must use stairs when changing between the DLR and London Overground platforms

Royal Albert station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use three flights of stairs (5 steps up + 2x16 steps up)

The journey from Royal Albert to Bank is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the DLR and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Canning Town

  1. From Royal Albert take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Canning Town to the Docklands Light Railway
  3. Leave the train at Bank

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

Stations on the route: Royal Albert ➜ Prince Regent ➜ Custom House ➜ Royal Victoria ➜ Canning Town [change train] Canning Town ➜ East India ➜ Blackwell ➜ Poplar ➜ Westferry ➜ Limehouse ➜ Shadwell ➜ Bank

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR and DLR

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Royal Albert to Beckton Park, Royal Albert to Cyprus and Royal Albert to Prince Regent

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Royal Albert 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

Royal Albert station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use three flights of stairs (2x16 steps down +5 steps down)

Changing tube line at Canning Town – You must use a lift when changing between the DLR/​Jubilee line platforms, apart from the Stratford, Beckton and Woolwich Arsenal branches of the DLR which have a lift plus escalator

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 Royal Albert

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 Bank ⇄ Royal Albert 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 Bank ⇄ Royal Albert 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 Bank, 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 tickets 2024 · Pensioner bus tickets 2024 · Children’s bus tickets 2024

Travel by taxi – A six mile taxi ride between Royal Albert underground station and Bank station should cost between £28 and £40 and take about 28-40 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Bank station