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Barbican ⇄ Clapham Common Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Barbican to Clapham Common is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Hammersmith & City and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Moorgate

  1. From Barbican take the Hammersmith & City Line
  2. Change at Moorgate to the Northern Line
  3. Leave the train at Clapham Common

Number of tube stops: 10 · Journey time: Approx 30 mins

Stations on the route: Barbican ➜ Moorgate [change train] Moorgate ➜ Bank ➜ London Bridge ➜ Borough ➜ Elephant & Castle ➜ Kennington ➜ Oval ➜ Stockwell ➜ Clapham North ➜ Clapham Common

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the H&C and Northern

First and last train times on the Hammersmith & City line

Tube times for the Hammersmith & City line

Alternative routes include Barbican to Clapham North and Barbican to Clapham South

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Barbican train station is not wheelchair accessible

Clapham Common station is not wheelchair accessible

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

Clapham Common station exit – There’s an escalator (or 5x14 steps up) plus a flight of stairs from the platforms to the booking hall (19 steps up). After that there’s another two flights of stairs from the booking hall to the exit (8 steps up +17 steps up to the Clapham Common/​Clapham Park Road exit, 15 steps up +9 steps up to the Clapham High Street exit, or 15 steps up +7 steps up to The Pavement exit)

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

  1. From Clapham Common take the Northern Line
  2. Change at Moorgate to the Metropolitan Line
  3. Leave the train at Barbican

Number of tube stops: 10 · Journey time: Approx 30 mins

Stations on the route: Clapham Common ➜ Clapham North ➜ Stockwell ➜ Oval ➜ Kennington ➜ Elephant & Castle ➜ Borough ➜ London Bridge ➜ Bank ➜ Moorgate [change train] Moorgate ➜ Barbican

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern and Metropolitan

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Clapham Common to Clapham North and Clapham Common to Clapham South

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Clapham Common train station is not wheelchair accessible

Barbican station is not wheelchair accessible

Clapham Common station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs between the entrance and the booking hall (17 steps down +8 steps down from the Clapham Common/​Clapham Park Road entrance, 9 steps down +15 steps down from the Clapham High Street entrance, or 7 steps down +15 steps down from The Pavement entrance). After that there̱s an escalator (or 5x14 steps down) plus a flight of stairs down to the platforms (19 steps down)

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 Clapham Common

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 ⇄ Clapham Common 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 ⇄ Clapham Common 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 – You’ll be better off sticking with the tube – 4½ miles 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 prices · Senior bus prices · Child bus prices

Travel by taxi – A 4½ mile taxi ride between Clapham Common tube station and Barbican can be done in about 19-33 mins and will cost you around £23 to £35.50

Travel by carCar parks near Barbican station