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Barbican ⇄ Canary Wharf Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Barbican to Canary Wharf is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Metropolitan, Northern and Jubilee tube lines, changing trains at Moorgate and London Bridge

  1. From Barbican take the Metropolitan Line
  2. Change at Moorgate to the Northern Line
  3. Change at London Bridge to the Jubilee Line
  4. Leave the train at Canary Wharf

Number of tube stops: 6 · Journey time: Approx 37 mins

Stations on the route: Barbican ➜ Moorgate [change train] Moorgate ➜ Bank ➜ London Bridge [change train] London Bridge ➜ Bermondsey ➜ Canada Water ➜ Canary Wharf

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Metropolitan, Northern and Jubilee

First and last train times on the Metropolitan line

Tube times for the Metropolitan line

Alternative routes include Barbican to Heron Quays, Barbican to West India Quay and Barbican to Poplar

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Barbican train station is not wheelchair accessible

Canary Wharf 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 Moorgate – You must use an escalator when changing between the Circle/​Metropolitan/​H&C eastbound platforms and the Northern line. You must use stairs for all other platform changes

Changing tube line at London Bridge – You must use a lift plus escalator when changing between the Jubilee/​Northern line platforms via the Northern line ticket hall. You can avoid the escalator by using a lift and walking 410 metres outside in the street

Canary Wharf station exit – There are two lifts (or two escalators) from the Jubilee line platforms to the Heron Quays Road exit. There’s a lift (or an escalator, or two flights of 16 stairs) from the DLR platforms to the North Colonnade exit, or two flights of 6 stairs plus a lift (or an escalator, or two flights of 16 stairs) from the DLR platforms to the South Colonnade exit. Note: The Jubilee line station and DLR station are two seperate stations

The journey from Canary Wharf to Barbican is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Jubilee, Northern and Metropolitan tube lines, changing trains at London Bridge and

  1. From Canary Wharf take the Jubilee Line
  2. Change at London Bridge to the Northern Line
  3. Change at Moorgate to the Metropolitan Line
  4. Leave the train at Barbican

Number of tube stops: 6 · Journey time: Approx 35 mins

Stations on the route: Canary Wharf ➜ Canada Water ➜ Bermondsey ➜ London Bridge [change train] London Bridge ➜ Bank ➜ Moorgate [change train] Moorgate ➜ Barbican

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Jubilee, Northern and Metropolitan

First and last train times on the Jubilee line

Tube times for the Jubilee line

Alternative routes include Canary Wharf to Heron Quays, Canary Wharf to West India Quay and Canary Wharf to Poplar

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Canary Wharf train station is not wheelchair accessible

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

Canary Wharf station entrance – There are two lifts (or two escalators) from the Heron Quays Road entrance to the Jubilee line platforms. There’s a lift (or an escalator, or two flights of 16 stairs) from the North Colonnade entrance to the DLR platforms, or two flights of 6 stairs plus a lift (or an escalator, or two flights of 16 stairs) from the South Colonnade entrance to the DLR platforms. Note: The Jubilee line station and DLR station are two seperate stations

Changing tube line at London Bridge – You must use a lift plus escalator when changing between the Jubilee/​Northern line platforms via the Northern line ticket hall. You can avoid the escalator by using a lift and walking 410 metres outside in the street

Changing tube line at Moorgate – You must use an escalator when changing between the Circle/​Metropolitan/​H&C eastbound platforms and the Northern line. 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 Canary Wharf

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 Barbican ⇄ Canary Wharf 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 Barbican ⇄ Canary Wharf 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 tube fares, Senior tube fares, Child tube 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 stations are about 3½ miles apart. It would take you over 70 minutes to walk that distance

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 prices · Senior bus prices · Child bus prices

Travel by taxi – A 3½ mile taxi journey between Canary Wharf tube station and Barbican will take about about 15-28 mins and cost you around £18 to £31

Travel by carCar parks near Barbican station and Canary Wharf