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Barbican ⇄ Bow Church Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Barbican to Bow Church is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Metropolitan, Central and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Liverpool Street and Stratford

  1. From Barbican take the Metropolitan Line
  2. Change at Liverpool Street to the Central Line
  3. Change at Stratford to the Docklands Light Railway
  4. Leave the train at Bow Church

Number of tube stops: 7 · Journey time: Approx 38 mins

Stations on the route: Barbican ➜ Moorgate ➜ Liverpool Street [change train] Liverpool Street ➜ Bethnal Green ➜ Mile End ➜ Stratford [change train] Stratford ➜ Pudding Mill Lane ➜ Bow Church

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Metropolitan, Central and DLR

First and last train times on the Metropolitan line

Tube times for the Metropolitan line

Alternative routes include Barbican to Bow Road, Barbican to Devons Road and Barbican to Bromley By Bow

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Barbican train station is not wheelchair accessible

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

Barbican station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs between the entrance and the booking hall (11 steps down +12 steps down), plus another two flights of stairs from the booking hall to the platforms (15 steps down +14 steps down to the eastbound platform, and 2x14 steps down to the westbound platform)

Changing tube line at Liverpool Street – You can use a lift or escalator when changing between the Central line and National Rail platforms, or the Central line and the H&C eastbound platform. You can use a lift when changing between the H&C eastbound and National Rail platforms. But you must use stairs for all other platform changes

Changing tube line at Stratford – You must use an escalator when changing between the DLR and Jubilee lines, but you can use a lift for all other platform changes

Bow Church station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use two flights of stairs (11 steps up +16 steps up)

The journey from Bow Church to Barbican is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the DLR, Central and Metropolitan tube lines, changing trains at Stratford and

  1. From Bow Church take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Stratford to the Central Line
  3. Change at Liverpool Street to the Metropolitan Line
  4. Leave the train at Barbican

Number of tube stops: 7 · Journey time: Approx 39 mins

Stations on the route: Bow Church ➜ Pudding Mill Lane ➜ Stratford [change train] Stratford ➜ Mile End ➜ Bethnal Green ➜ Liverpool Street [change train] Liverpool Street ➜ Moorgate ➜ Barbican

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR, Central and Metropolitan

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Bow Church to Bow Road, Bow Church to Devons Road and Bow Church to Bromley By Bow

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Bow Church train station is not wheelchair accessible

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

Bow Church station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use two flights of stairs (16 steps down +11 steps down)

Changing tube line at Stratford – You must use an escalator when changing between the DLR and Jubilee lines, but you can use a lift for all other platform changes

Changing tube line at Liverpool Street – You can use a lift or escalator when changing between the Central line and National Rail platforms, or the Central line and the H&C eastbound platform. You can use a lift when changing between the H&C eastbound and National Rail platforms. But you must use stairs for all other platform changes

Barbican station exit – You must use two flights of stairs from the platforms to the booking hall (14 steps up +15 steps up from the eastbound platform, and 2x14 steps up from the westbound platform), plus another two flights of stairs between the booking hall and the exit (12 steps up +11 steps up)

Tube fare between Barbican and Bow Church

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 Barbican ⇄ Bow Church 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 Barbican ⇄ Bow Church 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
See our complete list of Adult train prices, Senior train prices, Child train prices, Oyster prices, Contactless prices and Travelcard prices
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 between Bow Church and Barbican is about 3⅓ miles, which would take you about 63-70 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 · Senior bus tickets · Child bus tickets

Travel by taxi – Riding a taxi 3⅓ miles between Bow Church tube station and Barbican station will cost between £18 and £31 and take 14-28 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Barbican station