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Bank ⇄ West Ham Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Bank to West Ham is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Central and District tube lines, changing trains at Mile End

  1. From Bank take the Central Line
  2. Change at Mile End to the District Line
  3. Leave the train at West Ham

Number of tube stops: 6 · Journey time: Approx 24 mins

Stations on the route: Bank ➜ Liverpool Street ➜ Bethnal Green ➜ Mile End [change train] Mile End ➜ Bow Road ➜ Bromley-by-Bow ➜ West Ham

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Central and District

First and last train times on the Central line

Tube times for the Central line

Alternative routes include Bank to Plaistow and Bank to Bromley By Bow

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

The eastbound DLR and Northern lines at Bank tube 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

West Ham 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 Mile End – Changing between the Central/​District/​H&C line is on the same platform if the trains are running in the same direction, but you must use stairs if they are running in the opposite direction

West Ham station exit – There’s a lift between the District/​H&C line platforms and the exit (or three flights of 14 stairs). There are two lifts between the Jubilee line platforms and the exit (or two escalators)

The journey from West Ham to Bank is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the District and Central tube lines, changing trains at Mile End

  1. From West Ham take the District Line
  2. Change at Mile End to the Central Line
  3. Leave the train at Bank

Number of tube stops: 6 · Journey time: Approx 25 mins

Stations on the route: West Ham ➜ Bromley-by-Bow ➜ Bow Road ➜ Mile End [change train] Mile End ➜ Bethnal Green ➜ Liverpool Street ➜ Bank

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the District and Central

First and last train times on the District line

Tube times for the District line

Alternative routes include West Ham to Plaistow and West Ham to Bromley By Bow

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

West Ham 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

West Ham station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the District/​H&C line platforms (or three flights of 14 stairs). There are two lifts between the entrance and the Jubilee line platforms (or two escalators)

Changing tube line at Mile End – Changing between the Central/​District/​H&C line is on the same platform if the trains are running in the same direction, but you must use stairs if they are running in the opposite direction

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 West Ham

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 ⇄ West Ham 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 ⇄ West Ham 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 West Ham 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 · Senior bus fares · Child bus fares

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

Travel by carCar parks near Bank station